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KHTT (106.9 K-HITS) – Tulsa, OK – 1/25/97 – Maverick

“The only Tulsa radio station broadcasting from a porta potty in Broken Arrow…”.  106.9 K-Hits was one of my favorite CHRs of the mid-90’s. This montage was recorded a few months after the station moved back into a Mainstream CHR direction (with a Rhythmic lean), following a few years as an Adult CHR.

WDRQ (93-1 The New ‘DRQ) – Detroit – 1/28/97 – JoJo

Following the “worst-to-first” success of New York’s “103.5 The New ‘KTU” in 1996, a number of stations around the U.S. attempted similar formats (essentially Rhythmic AC) in their markets. One was “93-1 The New DRQ” in Detroit, as demonstrated on this aircheck (recorded 19 years ago today). Includes the closing segment of Lisa Lisa’s afternoon drive show, followed by JoJo on the Radio. Features phone interviews in which callers mention the stations that they “made the switch” from, including listeners being placed in the “25-34 Women” and “25-54” categories. This was a fun station to listen to, highlighted by an all-around high-energy presentation. More information can be found on the WDRQ Wikipedia ...

WKTU (103.5 The New ‘KTU) – New York – 12/1/96 – Al Bandiero

 In February 1996, Country WYNY flipped to WKTU, offered what we now call a Rhythmic AC format, and went from worst to first in one rating book – an absolutely remarkable feat for any radio station, particularly in America’s #1 market. This is a sample of the station about 8 months after its debut (recorded about 18 years ago this month.)

WDRQ (93-1 The New ‘DRQ) – Detroit – 3/24/97 – Jay Towers

Following the “worst-to-first” success of New York’s “103.5 The New ‘KTU” in 1996, a number of stations around the U.S. attempted similar formats (essentially Rhythmic AC) in their markets. One was “93-1 The New DRQ” in Detroit, as demonstrated on this aircheck. Features the “All Request Lunch Blocks”, hosted by longtime Detroit personality Jay Towers. This was a fun station to listen to, highlighted by an all-around high-energy presentation. More information can be found on the WDRQ Wikipedia page. You also may wish to check out the other DRQ aircheck posted here.

KQKS (KS107-5) – Denver – 2/3/97 – George McFly

Recorded 18 years ago today, this is a sample of “The New KS107-5, The Sweet Beat of Denver” shortly after its move (and signal upgrade) from 104.3 (KS104). To promote the change, the station was running a “cash cow” contest in which listeners were asked to call in upon hearing the sound of a cow (featured on the aircheck), and say “I made the moooooove to KS107-5” if they were the correct caller. KQKS claimed that it was “the biggest cash giveaway in the history of Denver radio.” This is one of my favorite airchecks, primarily for the station’s outstanding engineering (great processing) and production elements (voiceovers, sweepers, and jingles). Their approach to Rhythmic CHR was upbeat, without sounding “ghetto”. It inclu...

KQKS (KS107.5) – Denver – 2/3/97

This is a sample of “The static-free beat of Denver” shortly after its move (and signal upgrade) from 104.3 (KS104), recorded 17 years ago this week. To promote the change, the station was running a “cash cow” contest in which listeners were asked to call in upon hearing the sound of a cow (featured on the aircheck), and say “I made the moooooove to KS107-5″ if they were the correct caller. This is one of my favorite airchecks, primarily for the station’s outstanding engineering (great processing) and production elements (voiceovers, sweepers, and jingles). Their approach to Rhythmic CHR was upbeat, without sounding “ghetto”. Be sure to check out the other KQKS aircheck posted on our site as well.    

KUBE 93 – Seattle – Jingles – 1996

A ReelWorld Productions jingle package produced for KUBE 93 (93.3) in Seattle, 1996.

WKTU – 1996 – Jingles

A ReelWorld Productions jingle package produced for 103.5 FM WKTU-FM/New York City, 1996.

KKFR (Power 92) – Phoenix – 1997 – Reelworld Jingles

A ReelWorld Productions jingle package produced for Power 92 (KKFR 92.3 FM Glendale/Phoenix) circa 1997. Many of these were for Bruce Kelly’s morning show.

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