This is a sample of Fresno’s heritage CHR from the start of the 1990’s. Quoting from comments made by FMairchecks.com contributor Robyn Watts on another B95 aircheck posted here: According to online records as well as back issues of “Billboard”, [KBOS] was on the air by the late 60s-early 70s with a Beautiful/Easy Listening format. Sometime in the mid to late 70s, the station switched to AOR, adopting the name “The Boss” in the process. In 1983, the station switched to mainstream Top 40 adopting the “B-95″ name. It went Rhythmic around 1987 after KPWR/LA had proven the success of the format. One interesting note: Jack Armstrong (yes, THAT Jack Armstrong!!!) did mornings at B-95 in the mid to late 80s before leaving California to go back to North Carolina. This aircheck was reco...
Recorded 24 years ago today, this is a sample of the morning show at Power 102 (101.9 FM). The station went head-to-head with longtime market leader KBOS “B95”. According to comments posted to this B95 aircheck, Power 102 employed a hip-hop-heavy approach at some point. That’s pretty much all I know about Power 102; Google searches haven’t helped. Any additional, factual information about the history of Power 102 is appreciated.
Recorded 18 years ago this month, here’s a montage of Fresno’s heritage Rhythmic CHR, recorded almost entirely during Friday night mixshow programming (courtesy of the syndicated “Hot Mix” service). More information about the history of this station can be found within the text of another B95 aircheck on this site – specifically, the comment from Robyn Watts.
Recorded 22 years ago this month, this is a sample of Fresno’s heritage CHR. According to Wikipedia, KBOS signed on in 1971 (with the B95 name?), but didn’t move into a Rhythmic direction until sometime in the 80’s. The station was celebrating its 21st anniversary at the time this aircheck was recorded. It’s hosted by Krazy Kid, who moved on to become one of the most popular personalities in the Phoenix market from the mid-1990’s through mid-2000’s.
This montage includes brief snippets of the following stations: KMXY “Mix 104.3” Grand Junction, CO KWYK-FM Farmington, NM KBOS “B95” Fresno, CA KDON “102.5 K-DON” Monterey, CA KTMT “Beat 93” Medford, OR
B95 is one of America’s longest-running CHRs, adopting a Rhythmic lean long before it became the norm to do so. Jeff Scott (featured on the second half of this montage, recorded 21 years ago today) is one of at least three members of the station to later work in the Phoenix market – others include Krazy Kid (KBZR/KPTY, KKFR, KZZP, KZON) and Don Parker (featured in a commercial at the start of the aircheck; as PD of KKFR in the mid-90’s, led the station to its highest ever 12+ Arbitron shares.)