Texas

KCDD (Power 103) – Abilene, TX – 6/28/97

According to Wikipedia, KCDD has been known as Power 103 since 1987, making it one of the longest-running CHR stations in the United States. This is a sample of the station about ten years into its existence.  

KXMG (Mega 93.3) – Austin – November 2001

Mega 93.3 was a great-sounding but short-lived Dance CHR, serving the Austin market from 2001 to 8/15/03, when it flipped to Urban as “Hot 93.3″. The station’s spirit lives on via the HD2 signal of KBPA 103.5 FM as “Mega 103.5 HD2“.

KBTS (B93) & KHFI (K-96.7) – Austin, TX – Early 90’s

Courtesy of “bigdreams97” on Youtube. (Note: the image shown above for KHFI is not representative of what the station was using at the time this aircheck was recorded.)

KZFM (Hot Z95) – Corpus Christi – 3/28/98

“Hit Music For All Generations” – voiced by the late Brian James, this is a sample of one of America’s longest-running Rhythmic CHRs.  

KWTX (97.5 FM) – Waco, TX – 12/20/91 – Laura Francis

From late December 1991, this is a sample of Waco’s longtime CHR station, at a time when it (like many of its format peers) leaned towards  Hot AC. Contributed by Chip Kelley.

KCHX (Power 106.7) – Midland-Odessa, TX – Dec ’96 – Leo

“Hit Radio, Power 106.7”.  This is a sample of KCHX during its days as a broad-based Rhythmic CHR in the mid-90’s.

KXMG (Mega 93.3) – Austin – 11/24/01

Mega 93.3 was a great-sounding but short-lived Dance CHR, serving the Austin market from 2001 to 8/15/03, when it flipped to Urban as “Hot 93.3″. The station’s spirit lives on via the HD2 signal of KBPA 103.5 FM as “Mega 103.5 HD2“.

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 11/7/98 – Angie, Freddy

This is a sample of Houston’s longtime Mainstream CHR, a couple of years after it returned to the format following an Alternative-leaning direction.

KZFM (Hot Z95) – Corpus Christi, TX – 9/4/94 – Bart Allison

“Music of the World” – this is a sample of one of America’s longest running Rhythmic CHRs, recorded on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend 1994.

KITY 92.9 (Power 93) – San Antonio – 8/23/90

According to Wikipedia, 92.9 FM in San Antonio offered a Rhythmic-leaning CHR format for over a decade, starting in 1979. Three days after this recording was made, the station flipped to an Adult Contemporary format branded as “Star 93” with the call letters KSRR. The aircheck includes mysterious sweepers hinting at an upcoming change. They were voiced by Jerry Clifton in a style nearly identical to what was heard six years later on KBZR in the Phoenix area, during that station’s “S.T.E.V.E.” stunt.  The on-air personality was also referring to the station as simply as “93 KITY” or “KITY”.

KRBE (104 KRBE) – Houston – 8/22 & 8/29/98 – Larry Davis

Per Wikipedia – on Saturday nights from 1996 to 2002, 104 KRBE aired “The Beat” – one of the most progressive dance music programs on U.S. radio – live-to-air from The Roxy, which was one of the premier nightclubs in Houston. This is a sample of the program from a couple of consecutive Saturdays in August 1998.

KHYI (Power 95) – Dallas/Ft. Worth – 7/8/91 – JoJo Wright

Power 95, which used a Dance-heavy approach, represented the final attempt to make some form of CHR format work on the 94.9 frequency in Dallas/Fort Worth.  (It had previously been known as “Y95”). This aircheck includes a commercial featuring Pauly Shore in which he explains one of the benefits of having call waiting from GTE. About three months after this aircheck was recorded, the station became “Oldies 94.9”. 94.9 is now known as “94.9 KLTY” and, per Wikipedia, is considered the #1 Contemporary Christian station in the U.S.

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