Fun 107

WZZP (Fun 107) – Atlantic City, NJ – 5/15/98

The last Class B signal to debut in the Atlantic City market began testing in late February 1998. 107.3 WZZP was owned at the time by Spring Communications with a tower at the top of the Trump Taj Mahal casino. As the station got closer to debuting for good, the testing turned more towards stunting. There was a day of looping Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping”, followed by Classic Rock billed as “ZZ 107” and later a turn towards CHR as “ZZ 107 – The Zipper”. Finally, or so we thought at the time, on April 25 the station began billing itself as “Fun 107” using the same branding as its sister station WFHN in New Bedford, MA. This stunt was much more prolonged than the rest, as many were under the impression that this would be the final for...

WFHN (Fun 107) – Fairhaven/New Bedford, MA – 6/21/98

“Fun 107″ (107.1 WFHN Fairhaven/New Bedford, MA) certainly lived up to its relatively unique name.  In the late 90′s, it was one of the best-sounding stations around, offering a Rhythmic-leaning Mainstream CHR format that even included a few dance/rhythmic classics.  Voiced by the late and great Brian James, here’s a sample of the station from the first day of summer in 1998. At the time this aircheck was recorded, the Fun 107 imaging was being used as a stunt format for then sister station WZZP Atlantic City, NJ which we previously spotlighted here.

WFHN (Fun 107) – Fairhaven/New Bedford, MA – 5/30/99 – Jennifer Hart

“Fun 107” (107.1 WFHN Fairhaven/New Bedford, MA) certainly lives up to its relatively unique name, even to this day.  In the late 90’s, it was one of the best-sounding stations around, offering a Rhythmic-leaning Mainstream CHR format that even included a few dance/rhythmic classics.  Production-wise, the enthusiastic delivery of the voice guy (can’t recall his name — can anyone help?) and jingles were outstanding.  This aircheck is from an early evening in late May 1999. EDIT: The voice of the station was Pat Garrett. Thanks Jeremy Andrews for the info!

WFHN (Fun 107) – Fairhaven/New Bedford, MA – 6/17/98

“Fun 107″ (107.1 WFHN Fairhaven/New Bedford, MA) certainly lives up to its relatively unique name, even to this day.  In the late 90′s, it was one of the best-sounding stations around, offering a Rhythmic-leaning Mainstream CHR format that even included a few dance/rhythmic classics.  Voiced by the late and great Brian James, here’s a sample of the station recorded 15 years ago today.  (We also have another Fun 107 montage already posted that was taped just a few days after this one.) At the time this aircheck was recorded, the Fun 107 imaging was being used as a stunt format for then sister station WZZP Atlantic City, NJ which we previously spotlighted here.

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