New Orleans

KHOM (Mix 104.1) – New Orleans – 12/26/96

Mix 104.1 offered one of the most diverse playlists I’ve ever heard on a CHR station.  Reviewing the history of the 104.1 frequency, it seems that this was (not surprisingly) from the days when the station was still independently owned.

KHOM (Mix 104.1) – New Orleans – Oct. ’96 – Jeff Curry

Mix 104.1 offered one of the most diverse playlists I’ve ever heard on a CHR station.  Reviewing the history of the 104.1 frequency, it seems that this was (not surprisingly) from the days when the station was still independently owned. On this aircheck, I love that the jingle consistently includes the “KHOM”  call letters at the end – particularly surprising since there is no obvious connection between those calls and the “Mix” name.

KKND (106.7 the End) – New Orleans – Oct ’96 – Rod Ryan

This is a sample of New Orleans’ modern rocker of nearly a decade shortly after its debut. Per Wikipedia, the station was knocked off the air by Hurricane Katrina in late August 2005. When it resumed broadcasting in January of the following year, the format had changed.

KHOM (Mix 104.1) – New Orleans – 8/31/97

Recorded on this date 18 years ago – and serving “The Party Capital of the World” – Mix 104.1 offered one of the most diverse playlists I’ve ever heard on a CHR station. Reviewing the comments from an earlier Mix 104.1 posting, this was (not surprisingly) from the days when the station was still independently owned.

KLRZ (Pirate Radio Z100) – Larose, LA – 1/7/95

During the early to mid-90’s, many Top 40 stations in the United States leaned towards either Rhythmic music or towards Modern Rock. This is a sample of a station with the latter approach – recorded 19 years ago yesterday. According to Wikipedia, KLRZ actually targetted the New Orleans market during this time, with a goal of moving the transmitter closer to that area. However, Hurricane Katrina effectively ended those plans.  

WDVW (Diva 92.3) – New Orleans – 12/3/04

  “Music for the Diva in you” – Per Wikipedia, this was one of two “Diva” stations in Louisiana in the mid-2000’s.  Diva 92.3 offered a format best described as a mix between Rhythmic AC/Rhythmic Oldies, along with entertainment/fashion news.  This sample is from the station’s earliest days (within a few weeks of the debut), recorded nine years ago this week.

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