Tone E. Fly

WAPW (Power 99) – Atlanta – Oct ’91 – Telephone Tony

This is a sample of Atlanta’s Power 99 — which, according to Wikipedia, was the “dominant top-40 station in the Southeast” at the start of the 90′s — about a year before it flipped to Modern Rock as 99x. The personality is Telephone Tony — later known as Tone E. Fly. Before Power 99, Telephone Tony was Kid Kelly’s producer/sidekick at Z100/NY and now hosts mornings at KTWN “96.3 K-Twin” in Minneapolis-St. Paul (under the name Tony Fly, according to ktwin.com)  Perhaps somewhat ironically, this aircheck was recorded during one of the games of the 1991 World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins. Telephone Tony was apparently filling in for personalities Domino and Crash, who were suspended for an incident related to the World Series. Many thanks to Benji Kurtz (via Robyn Wat...

KDWB (101.3) – Minneapolis/St. Paul – 8/25/97 – Tone E. Fly

According to Wikipedia, KDWB (which started on the AM dial) has offered a Top 40/CHR format continuously since 1959 – an absolutely remarkable achievement. (Does anyone know if this makes KDWB the longest-running station of its format in the United States?)   This montage, recorded 17 years ago yesterday, features the personality-heavy Tone E. Fly show and the voice talents of the late and great Brian James. It is the perfect example of what a Mainstream CHR station should sound like.

WAPW (Power 99) – Atlanta – Summer/Fall ’91 – Telephone Tony

This is a sample of Atlanta’s Power 99 — which, according to Wikipedia, was the “dominant top-40 station in the Southeast” at the start of the 90’s — a little over a year before it flipped to Modern Rock as 99x.  The personality is Telephone Tony — later known as Tone E. Fly. Before Power 99, Telephone Tony was Kid Kelly’s producer/sidekick at Z100/NY and now hosts afternoon drive at KHTC “96.3 Now” in Minneapolis-St. Paul (under the name Tony Fly, according to 963now.com) Many thanks to Robyn Watts for contributing this aircheck and description.

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