This is a sample of Saturday night high-energy mixshow programming from the late 1990’s, as broadcast on one of America’s legendary CHR stations.
Generally speaking, at least in the U.S., the larger the market, the less interesting (musically) the radio stations become. Fortunately, towards the end of the 90’s, Z100 — a heritage Mainstream CHR in Market #1 — was an exception to this rule. While the station’s music mix was perhaps not quite as diverse as it had been two years prior, it still stood out among its peers.
Recorded around this time of the year, 22 years ago, this is a sample of what is/was probably America’s best-sounding major market CHR.
30 years ago today, New York’s Z100 hit the airwaves for the first time. According to the station’s Wikipedia page, within 74 days, the station had climbed from last place to first place in the ratings. On this aircheck, you will hear Z100 celebrating this remarkable feat. Please visit our sister site, Airchexx.com, for a more detailed tribute to this legendary CHR station.