Classic Rock

WLUP (The Loop 97.9) – Chicago – 2/17/97 – Tim Virgin

  Recorded a little over 20 years ago, this is a sample of Chicago’s longtime Rocker. Based on information posted at Wikipedia, the station had recently dropped a hybrid talk/comedy/rock format — several sweepers heard here emphasize the station’s focus on the music. It seems that the station was evolving from Modern AC to Classic Rock at this time.

WCHX (Chx 105) – Lewistown, PA – 12/22 & 12/23/98 (Classic Rock/CHR hybrid!)

The logo above says it all. In the late 1990’s, WCHX was a unique station that combined Classic Rock with CHR/Top 40 hits. It also featured enjoyable jingles that sounded somewhat out of place for either of those formats. This aircheck was recorded 15 years ago this week.

Chicago/Milwaukee Bandscan – 1986/1987 – Various Personalities

This montage includes snippets of the following Chicago and Milwaukee stations from the mid-80’s: [Chicago] WBBM-FM (B96), 95.5 WRXR, 94.7 WYTZ (Z95), 106.7 WZRC (Z-Rock), [Milwaukee] 100.7 WHBT (Heartbeat 101)

WJXY (Cruisin’ Country 93X) – Myrtle Beach, SC – 2/16/98 – Keith Butler

“Broadcasting from the edge of the continent, Cruisin’ Country…the all new 93X” — that’s a quote from this aircheck courtesy of the one and only Mitch Craig — a legendary talent who was more commonly heard on CHR and Urban stations. Later in 1998, these stations flipped to CHR as “Hot 93” — check out a sample of that station here. And very recently, the Southern Rock/Country format employed by 93X returned to this frequency, this time branded as “93.9 The Outlaw”.

Jersey Shore Sampler – Late 1991 – Various Personalities

This is a composite of the following stations from approximately November/December 1991: 95.1 WAYV Atlantic City 103.7 WMGM Atlantic City (Then AC “Sunny 103.7”, now Rock “103-7 MGM”) 94.3 WJLK Asbury Park (Then AC, now Hot AC “94.3 The Point”) 107.1 WZVU Long Branch (Then Oldies “Seaview 107”, now AC “The Breeze” WWZY) 95.9 WADB Point Pleasant (Then Beautiful Music, now Rock “95.9 The Rat” WRAT) 96.9 WFPG-FM Atlantic City (Then AC “Lite 96.9”, now AC “Lite Rock 96.9”). 99.3 WMID-FM Pleasantville/Atlantic City (Then Classic Rock, now Rhythmic “Kiss 99.3” WZBZ) 100.1 WJRZ-FM Manahawkin (Then Adult CHR, now AC “Magic 100.1”) At the end of this aircheck is a jingle to the tune of “Grandma Got Run O...

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