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.)
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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”.
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.
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.