Month: August 2000

106.3: Country WHCY becomes CHR “Max 106.3”

A shadow market of New York City, Sussex County, NJ is a growing suburb for those trying to leave the hustle and bustle of the urban life. Nassau Broadcasting, owners of most of the local stations in had complete dominance of the top 3 ratings spots in the market. Sitting at numbers 4 and 5 were New York City’s WHTZ and WPLJ. Attempting to gain further control of the market, Country WHCY flipped to CHR as “Max 106.3” on August 25, 2000 with a sound similar to sister station WPST in Trenton. http://formatchange.com/audio/95.mp3

“U102” KXUU Signs-On as Mainstream CHR

Since the demise of KHHT 107.5 in 1997, Denver had been without a true CHR. As the popularity of the format began to grow, the demand for such a station to return to Denver began to grow. Meanwhile, KRKI in Estes Park had been granted a construction permit to upgrade its facilities and begin serving the Denver/Boulder market as a rimshot station. “102.1 K-Rocky” signed off in January of 2000. What followed in the next eight months was a waiting game. The station was often dark, but could sometimes be heard playing a test tape mixed with rock, alternative and country. Finally, on August 24th, 102.1 stopped stunting and signed on with a Top 40/Mainstream format as KXUU “U102, Denver’s Hit Music Station.” Interestingly enough, the format only lasted about a week....

WMAQ Signs Off

Previous Format: News WMAQ New Format: Sports “670 The Score” WSCR Date & Time Of Change: August 1, 2000 at 6:00am More Info: Wikipedia, Rich Samuels Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews http://formatchange.com/audio/392.mp3

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