Vinny Brown

WRQX (Q107) – Washington, D.C. – December 1985 – Chris Jagger, Downtown Vinny Brown

107.3 FM in Washington, D.C. has been Hot AC as “Mix 107.3″ (for the most part) since 1990. But in the 12 years prior, it was CHR/Top 40 as “Q107″. This is a sample of the station from the peak era for the Mainstream CHR format in the mid 80’s.  By 1988, Q107 offered a rather “hairband”-heavy approach. Our sister site,, also features a pair of Q107 samples: Uncle Johnny, 12/26/83 Celeste Clark, 12/26/85 In addition, below are a pair of articles from The Washington Post about the flip from Q107 to Mix 107.3: Article #1 Article #2