Courtesy of our friends at the Aircheck Traders board on our sister site, RadioInsight.com, comes our first look at legendary South Florida Oldies station WAXY 106.
While this is more of a straight-ahead Oldies format instead of personality oriented show, there is one important technical observation I’d like to make, that I never hear anyone mention. Back in the mid-90s, as stations began converting from traditional media to hard drive based systems, there was a period of time where some stations had made a large investment in CD cart machines, and other digital, non-computer hardware. These stations, in my opinion, had an audio crispness on the air that has never been able to be duplicated. Engineers have tried, with more processing, but stations just can not compare CD audio that’s close to the original masters in sound quality with 64k encoded compressed files. Listen to WAXY here, and notice how incredible the Oldies sound, even reproduced from the original tape recording.