San Francisco

KYLD (Wild 107.7) – San Francisco – 12/19/96 – The Dog House

This is a sample of formerly long-running and controversial “Dog House” morning show as heard on the Bay Area’s longtime Rhythmic CHR, KYLD (first on 107.7 FM and later on 94.9 FM). Please visit Wikipedia for more information on the history of this program.

KITS (Live 105) – San Francisco – 6/24/95 – Rolin West

Recorded 21 years ago today, this is a brief sample of The Bay Area’s longtime Alternative/Modern Rocker. Visit the KITS page on Wikipedia for more information on the history of this station.

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.

KMEL (106.1) – San Francisco – 8/25/84 – Marvelous Mark McKay

31 years ago yesterday, Rock-formatted KMEL “Camel 106” came to an end, replaced by what would become a legendary CHR station. At its onset, the station’s nickname was “All Hit 106”; over time, it began to identify itself simply by its call letters. The actual sign-on is posted at our sister site, Formatchange.com. The montage posted here represents the one hour+ that followed. KMEL is now  an Urban station, resulting in a sound very different from its CHR days.

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...

KZQZ (Z95.7) – San Francisco, CA – 7/16/97

The Bay Area’s uptempo Z95.7 in its first week (recorded 17 years ago today); the station was still jockless at this time.  The dance-friendly approach was similar to Z104 (WWZZ) in Washington, D.C. and 102.7 ‘XYV (WXYV) in Baltimore; all three were consulted by Dan Vallie.

KZQZ (Z95.7) – San Francisco, CA – 12/27/98

Recorded 15 years ago yesterday, this is a montage of San Francisco’s Z95.7 about a year and a half after its launch. As heard on this aircheck of the station from July 1997, Z95.7 initially employed a dance-heavy approach, similar to Z104 (WWZZ) in Washington, D.C. and 102.7 ‘XYV (WXYV) in Baltimore. However, over time, as demonstrated here, the playlist became more balanced.

KYLD (Wild 94.9) – San Francisco – 12/27/98 (“Mickey Fickey Mix”)

Recorded 15 years ago today, this is a sample of the Bay Area’s longtime Rhythmic CHR. Wild 94.9 was (and perhaps still is) one of the most entertaining and well-programmed stations around, custom-tailored for its (major) market.

KYLD (Wild 94.9) – San Francisco – 1/4/99

“If Dick Clark were hosting it, we couldn’t call it the Dickless New Year’s Mix”.  This aircheck, recorded 14 years ago today, demonstrates why Wild 94-9 was one of the most entertaining and well-programmed stations around, custom-tailored for its (major) market.

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