In January 1998 (starting 16 years ago this weekend), WIOQ dedicated an entire weekend of programming to one of its market’s predecessors in the CHR format: the legendary 98 WCAU-FM. This “Hot Hits Reunion Weekend” featured several of WCAU’s top personalities sharing memories of their time at the station, with early-to-mid 80’s music to match.
Recorded 16 years ago, this is a montage of Q102 during its final days with a Dance-leaning Mainstream CHR format – a relative rarity then (and now) for most U.S. commercial stations. The station moved into a more conventional Mainstream CHR direction at the start of 1998. At this time, in my opinion, the station offered outstanding production values – much improved over what was heard earlier in 1997.