Houston

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 11/7/98 – Angie, Freddy

This is a sample of Houston’s longtime Mainstream CHR, a couple of years after it returned to the format following an Alternative-leaning direction.

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 8/22 & 8/29/98 – Larry Davis

Per Wikipedia – on Saturday nights from 1996 to 2002, 104 KRBE aired “The Beat” – one of the most progressive dance music programs on U.S. radio – live-to-air from The Roxy, which was one of the premier nightclubs in Houston. This is a sample of the program from a couple of consecutive Saturdays in August 1998.

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 6/13/98 – Dino

Per Wikipedia – on Saturday nights from 1996 to 2002, 104 KRBE aired “The Beat” – one of the most progressive dance music programs on U.S. radio – live-to-air from The Roxy, which was of the premier nightclubs in Houston. This is a sample of the program from June 13, 1998 (recorded 18 years ago tonight).

KHYS/KJOJ (Kiss 98.5, Kiss Again 103.3) – Houston – 4/4/98

“Kiss 98-5, Kiss Again 103-3″ (KHYS/KJOJ) debuted on February 24, 1997 with a Dance-oriented approach targetted at Latinos, similar to Power 96 in Miami. Styles of music heard on the station included house, freestyle, bass, tropical, and R&B. While the station seemed to be making some progress in the ratings early, it never got to the next level. This brief aircheck was recorded around the time (or shortly before) a shift to a more Mainstream approach — essentially a more Rhythmic version of the heritage Mainstream CHR in the market, KRBE. The station threw in the towel altogether on 1/1/99 as it jumped on the “fad” format of the era — Rhythmic Oldies (better known as “Jammin’ Oldies”).  

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 3/7/98 – Yo-J & DJ Mark D

Per Wikipedia – on Saturday nights from 1996 to 2002, 104 KRBE aired “The Beat” – one of the most progressive dance music programs on U.S. radio – live-to-air from The Roxy, which is (or at least one) of the premier nightclubs in Houston. This is a sample of the program from March 1998.    

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 6/27/98 – Dino

Per Wikipedia – on Saturday nights from 1996 to 2002, 104 KRBE aired “The Beat” – one of the most progressive dance music programs on U.S. radio – live-to-air from The Roxy, which was one of the premier nightclubs in Houston. This is a sample of the program from June 27, 1998 (recorded 17 years ago tonight).  

104.1 KRBE – Houston – April 1998 – Dino & DJ Mark D

Per Wikipedia – on Saturday nights from 1996 to 2002, 104 KRBE aired “The Beat” – one of the most progressive dance music programs on U.S. radio – live-to-air from The Roxy, which is/was of the premier nightclubs in Houston. This is a sample of the program from April 1998.

KHYS/KJOJ (Kiss 98.5, Kiss Again 103.3) – Houston – 5/8/97 – Charles Chavez

“Kiss 98-5, Kiss Again 103-3″ (KHYS/KJOJ) debuted on February 24, 1997 with a Dance-oriented approach targetted at Latinos, similar to Power 96 in Miami. Styles of music heard on the station included house, freestyle, bass, tropical, and R&B. While the station seemed to be making some progress in the ratings early, it never got to the next level. This brief aircheck was recorded about three months after its launch (18 years ago today). By about the same time the following year, Kiss would shift to a more Mainstream approach — essentially a more Rhythmic version of the heritage Mainstream CHR in the market, KRBE. The station threw in the towel altogether on 1/1/99 as it jumped on the “fad” format of the era — Rhythmic Oldies (better known as “Jammin’ Oldies”).

KRTX (100.7 House Party) – Houston – 4/1/99

This is a montage of the early days of Latino-oriented “100.7 House Party.” It moved around the Houston-area radio dial and went through a couple of name changes before disappearing entirely in 2009. See this Wikipedia page for more detailed information. Editorial notes: No logo is available for 100.7 House Party. The logo shown here represents KRTX from its days on 104.9 FM. Go to formatchange.com for more details. The 4th musical selection on this aircheck is, quite possibly, the most obnoxious song I’ve ever heard.  It’s almost surreal that it was played on an FM station in a Top-10 market.

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 3/28/98 – Michele Fisher & DJ Mark D

Per Wikipedia – on Saturday nights from 1996 to 2002, 104 KRBE aired “The Beat” – one of the most progressive dance music programs on U.S. radio – live-to-air from The Roxy, which is (or at least one) of the premier nightclubs in Houston. This is a sample of the program recorded 17 years ago tonight.

KNRJ (Energy 96.5) – Houston – 3/3/90

“Houston’s Fresh New Music Mix” — the short-lived but great-sounding Energy 96.5 (KNRJ) on a Saturday afternoon – recorded 25 years ago this week.

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 8/1/98 – Yo-J

Per Wikipedia – on Saturday nights from 1996 to 2002, 104 KRBE aired “The Beat” – one of the most progressive dance music programs on U.S. radio – live-to-air from The Roxy, which is (or at least was) one of the premier nightclubs in Houston. This is a sample of the program from August 1998.

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