Thanksgiving

KKFR (Power 92) – Phoenix – Nov 22/23, 1995 – Roxanne Steele

“Today’s Hottest Music is on Power 92”.  This aircheck, recorded on the night before Thanksgiving 1995, represents the sound of KKFR (92.3) Glendale/Phoenix that led the station to an all-time high 7.0 Arbitron share (12+).  At this time, Power 92 offered superb all-around music, air talent, and production values.  Hosted by Roxanne Steele (who later spent over a decade at Chicago’s B96).

92.7 WLIR – Garden City (Long Island), NY – 11/27/97 – Lynda Lopez

“The World Famous” WDRE/WLIR was one suburban New York’s greatest treasures until its sale to the predecessors of Univision in 2003. The station at one time was home base for a syndicated Modern Rock format known as “The Underground Network” and was heard in such cities as Albany, Little Rock, and Philadelphia. By 1997, the station had returned to its heritage WLIR call letters and settled in somewhere between Alternative Rock and Modern AC. The on-air personality in this aircheck was destined for greater things as well. Lynda Lopez, here as a weekend host, would later go on to become a featured personality at many New York radio and television stations including mornings at the infamous “Blink 102.7” incarnation of WNEW. Media success runs in her ...

WBLI & WXXP (106.1 ‘BLI & Party 105) – Long Island, NY – 11/25/99

Recorded on Thanksgiving 1999, this is a sample of two pseudo-competing CHR stations serving Long Island. WBLI was (and may still be) an upbeat, fun-sounding CHR outlet, offering Long Island a locally focused alternative to similarly formatted stations from New York City.  Party 105 offered an aggressive but balanced Rhythmic CHR format and was voiced by the legendary Mitch Craig at this time.

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