92.7 FM in Arlington Heights, IL (suburban Chicago) has had many call letters and formats over the years. In 1987, it was “Top-10, WSEX” — which, according to Wikipedia, meant that the station specialized in “only playing songs from the ’80s that had made Top 10 according to Billboard Magazine.” The most amusing aspect of this aircheck is not the format or musical selection, but the very laid-back manner in which the promos and jingles state the “WSEX” call letters.
A sample of Chicago’s Mainstream CHR Z95 (WYTZ 94.7 FM) at the start of the 1990’s. At least on this aircheck, the station seemed to be leaning towards Adult Contemporary. Not long after, Z95 went in the other direction, first as Hell 94.7 and then as the Rhythmic, high-energy Hot 94.7 FM.
Composite of KZZP 104.7 FM Phoenix – “The #1 Hit Music Station” – from what appears to be the mid to late 1980’s and possibly 1990. Features Bruce Kelly, Clarke Ingram (possibly his first or one of his first shows on the station), Steve Goddard, Tim Hattrick, Valerie Knight, and Jim Morales. Note the 260-6404 phone number – this later changed to 260-1047. There also appears to be a segment recorded from the former KZZP 1310 AM. I believe this was a simulcast of the FM for most/all of its existence. However, this segment seems to imply that the programming was, at least at that moment, different on the two; can anyone clarify this? //bit.ly/gtt8T5 indicates that KZZP-AM became Adult Standards as KXAM on 2/19/90; the segment references Adult Stand...
Legal ID of “Power Hits, K106” (KIOC 106.1 Beaumont, TX), presumably from the late 80’s or early 90’s. (Can someone confirm the year?)
Jeffrey T. Mason on 80’s-formatted 94.7 the Zone (WZZN Chicago), playing a classic legal ID from the station’s days as CHR WLS-FM in the 80’s.
A TM Productions demo jingle package produced for Y95 (KHYI 94.9 FM, Dallas). Thanks to Neal Bowden for the following info: “The Y95 demo is from Nov 1988. These jingles never actually went to air as KHYI was used as the pilot station for demo purposes only. Y95 were using JAM jingles around that time.”
Composite of the very entertaining and creative “Saturday Night Party Patrol” on KZZP 104.7 FM Phoenix.
Station composite of KZZP 104.7 FM Phoenix, from early 1990. Features Chet Buchanan’s first night on the air at the station.