This is a sample of the station that represented the Mainstream CHR format in our nation’s capital during the mid to late 90′s, about six months after its debut.
Recorded 14 years ago today, this is a sample of Washington, D.C.’s Z104 the day after it switched format to Modern AC (following a 5-year run as a CHR). Included is what was presumably a prerecorded message from former 4-year evening host Mathew Blades, who stated that the reason for his resignation was because of the station’s decision to move in a more music-intensive direction. The station later switched to “More Music 104”, then back to “Z104.1”, before becoming the new home of Classical WGMS in January 2006.
Recorded 17 years ago today, this is a sample of the station that represented the Mainstream CHR format in our nation’s capital during the mid to late 90′s, about seven months after its debut.
“Washington’s Monument in New Music” — this is a sample of Z104 about 2 months shy of its 2nd birthday. At this time, the station still offered a dance-friendly approach similar to nearby WXYV (102.7 ‘XYV) in Baltimore and KZQZ (Z95.7) in San Francisco – all were consulted by Dan Vallie. An interesting strategy employed by all the stations was to play recurrents (from the prior 5 years or so) that, when they were new, had not received much (if any) radio exposure in the market.