CHR

WLOL Signs-Off

Previous Format: CHR WLOL New Format: Classical KSJN Date & Time Of Change: February 26, 1991 at 6:30pm More Info: Wikipedia Notes: This includes the final half hour of programming on WLOL followed by the brief return with music and promos for competitor 101.3 KDWB.

CHR “94Q” WQXI-FM flips to Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR

WQXI was THE definition of Top 40 radio in Atlanta, starting in the late 50’s at 790 AM and later at 94.1 FM. But by the late 80’s, the station had evolved into Hot AC territory with ratings in the 4-share range. With the demise of WZGC (Z-93) as a CHR in January 1989, the station reverted to CHR as “Atlanta’s Hit Music Station” for a few months, but faced serious competition from WAPW (Power 99), which kept their ratings down in the 3 to 4 share range. Realizing that they needed to drop their 30+ heritage as a CHR and start from scratch, the station was “blown up” at midnight on November 15th, 1989 and reborn as WSTR (Star 94). Star 94 started out as a Hot AC but switched to Adult CHR in September of 1991. When Power 99 became WNNX (99X) in Octo...

WFLZ Becomes The Power Pig

Previous Format: Oldies “Z93” WFLZ New Format: CHR “93.3 The Power Pig” Date & Time Of Change: September 25, 1989 at 8:15am Aircheck And Summary Contributed By Brian Holmes’ ThePowerPig.com: Fifteen years ago, in September 1989, Jacor Broadcasting and a very talented group of individuals took a huge chance. The chance was taking a 100,000 watt flame throwing FM into a direct format competition against the powerhouse ratings winner, the then legendary Q105 (WRBQ FM & AM), owned then by Edens Broadcasting. It would give Tampa Bay a REAL Top 40 station playing all the hits, fun to listen to, always leaving you wanting more or wondering what they would say or do next. This compared to Q105’s more adult top 40 lean, known by most as having D.J.’...

98.9 KOFY-FM Debuts

Previous Format: CHR KHIT (Station Stunted For A Week Simulcasting Oldies 1050 KOFY) New Format: AAA KOFY-FM Date & Time Of Change: May 14, 1988 at 11:00am More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: 98.9 KHIT Ends Aircheck Contributed by Steve Worth If anyone has a real logo for 98.9 KOFY or KHIT please Contact Us

98.9 KHIT Ends

Previous Format: CHR KHIT (Station Stunted For A Week Simulcasting Oldies 1050 KOFY) New Format: AAA KOFY-FM Date & Time Of Change: May 6, 1988 More Info: Wikipedia Related Changes: KOFY-FM Debuts Aircheck Contributed by Steve Worth If anyone has a real logo for 98.9 KOFY or KHIT please Contact Us

KFRC Becomes Soft AC Magic 61

Previous Format: Top 40 New Format: Soft AC “Magic 61” Date & Time Of Change: August 11, 1986 at 6:00am More Info: Bay Area Radio Museum, Wikipedia

WHTT Becomes Q103 WMRQ

Previous Format: CHR “Power 103” WHTT New Format: Adult Rock “Q103” WMRQ Date & Time Of Change: July 7, 1986 More Info: BostonRadio.org, Wikipedia

106.1 KMEL Goes CHR

Previous Format: Rock “Camel 106.1” New Format: CHR “All Hit 106” Date & Time Of Change: August 25, 1984 at 12pm More Info: Wikipedia

KNX-FM Becomes HitRadio 93 KKHR

Previous Format: Beautiful Music KNX-FM New Format: CHR “HitRadio 93” KKHR Date & Time Of Change: August 25, 1983 at 3:00pm More Info: SoCal Radio History, Wikipedia

Z100 Launches

Previous Format: Standards/Jazz WVNJ New Format: CHR “Z100” WHTZ Date & Time Of Change: August 2, 1983 at 6:08am More Info: Wikipedia

103.3 WEEI-FM becomes Hit Radio WHTT

CBS’ 103.3 WEEI-FM in Boston was in the process of a drawn out evolution from Soft Rock to Top 40 in the early 1980’s. The station had already been using the name “Hit Radio 103” when CBS sold AM sister 590 WEEI. As part of the sale, per FCC rules at the time, 103.3 had to change it call letters. In order to play up the new “Hit Radio” format, WHTT was born. This aircheck features a WEEI-FM legal ID from 5:00pm on March 8 and the birth of WHTT at midnight on March 9.

92.9 KYND becomes 93Q KKBQ

Previous Format: Beautiful Music KYND New Format: CHR “93Q” KKBQ-FM Date & Time Of Change: December 29, 1982 at 6:00am More Info: Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by John Fernandez In June of 1982, 79Q KKBQ signed-on as a rare Top 40 launch on AM at a time when most CHR’s were moving to FM. After 7 short months, the station had become a major success under Scott Shannon and John Lander. Sister station 92.9 KYND was a floundering Beautiful Music station. Promoting the move for a few weeks before it occured on December 29. 1982, 93Q would become a Top 40 powerhouse for the remainder of the 80’s. The launch sequence at 6:00am may sound familiar to some as the 6:00am launch with “Eye of the Tiger” would be repeated in New York some eight months later when...

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