Jose Melendez

KYLD (Wild 94.9) – San Francisco – 1/2/98 – Jose Melendez (Wild Workout @ Noon)

My apologies for the heavy doses of static that are present in this aircheck, particularly in the first 3 minutes. Recorded 18 years ago this month, here is a sample of a high energy midday mixshow from The Bay Area’s Wild 94.9. At the time, the station was one of the most entertaining and best-programmed Rhythmic CHRs, custom-tailored for its unique market.

KLDZ (Channel 104.9) & KYLD (Wild 94.9) – San Francisco/San Jose, CA – 12/28/98

Recorded 16 years ago today, this is a sample of two very different stations serving the Bay Area. According to Wikipedia, Channel 104.9 debuted in August 1998 with the Modern AC format heard on the first portion of this montage. In February 1999, the format switched to classic New Wave/Alternative (the call letters became KCNL at this point as well), and then again to standard Alternative in January 2001. The station is now owned by the University of Southern California, and simulcasts a Classical format that originates on 89.9 KDFC/Anguin, CA. On the other hand, 94.9 FM has enjoyed much more stability over the years. Heard on the second portion of this montage is “Wild 94.9”, which was (and perhaps still is) one of the most entertaining and best-programmed Rhythmic CHRs, cust...

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