Wisconsin

KLYV (K-Live 105) – Dubuque, IA – 8/6/98 – Scott Thomas

K-Live 105 was a relatively interesting small market Midwestern Mainstream CHR. The station is now known as Y105 (still with the KLYV calls.)

WXSS (103.7 Kiss-FM) – Milwaukee – 9/20/99

This is a sample of Milwaukee’s 103.7 Kiss-FM about a year and a half after its launch. The station represented one of the finest examples of Mainstream CHR I’ve ever heard, offering multiple hits from multiple contemporary genres, without any sort of “lean”. In addition, the duo of 1980’s style jingles and Mitch Craig voiceovers made this station almost one of a kind for its era.

Chicago/Milwaukee Bandscan – 1986/1987 – Various Personalities

This montage includes snippets of the following Chicago and Milwaukee stations from the mid-80’s: [Chicago] WBBM-FM (B96), 95.5 WRXR, 94.7 WYTZ (Z95), 106.7 WZRC (Z-Rock), [Milwaukee] 100.7 WHBT (Heartbeat 101)

WKPO (Power 105-9) – Janesville, WI – 1/22/98

“We’re puttin’ down the beat, with less repeat” — Power 105-9 was essentially a Rhythmic AC with a wide playlist — making it a relatively unique sounding station for its era and region (Southern Wisconsin).

WXSS (103.7 Kiss-FM) – Milwaukee – 8/10/98

This is a sample of Milwaukee’s 103.7 Kiss-FM not long after its launch. The station represented one of the finest examples of Mainstream CHR I’ve ever heard, offering multiple hits from multiple contemporary genres, without any sort of “lean”. In addition, the duo of 1980′s style jingles and Mitch Craig voiceovers made this station almost one of a kind for its era.  

WAMG (WXSS) – 103.7 Kiss-FM – Milwaukee – Summer ’98

Milwaukee’s 103.7 Kiss-FM in its early days (still WAMG, eventually switching to WXSS).  This aircheck represents several segments through the Summer of 1998; the initial sample was recorded in the midst of the station playing 10,000 songs in a row commercial-free.  Also, for this reason, certain songs are heard duplicate times. At least in the commercial-free segment, 103.7 Kiss-FM represented one of the finest examples of Mainstream CHR I’ve ever heard, as it offered multiple hits from multiple contemporary genres, without any “lean”.  In addition, the duo of 1980’s style jingles and Mitch Craig voiceovers made this station almost one of a kind for its era.

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