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Composite: Dallas, 1990

Contributor Marc Viquez recently sent this in for posting. He writes:

This was the first time visiting Dallas, Texas; I was in town for a week for my mother’s teacher’s convention. I found that the city had some great CHR radio stations: Y95 and 97.1 KEGL. They also had 100.3 Jamz, whiched seemed to be leaning towards CHR/Rythmic. However, there was plenty of good music being played on these three stations and, even back as a teenager, I was able to tell that both Y95 and KEGL were in a state of war with one another. A lot of the sweepers and bumpers were typical of the early 1990s and within a few years-when many CHR stations ceased operations or flipped formats to either Hot AC or Alternative-they were almost nonexistent. In fact, less than two years later when I returned to Dallas, KEGL was playing rock music and Y95-I believe-was playing lite music. However, here is a sample of one my earliest airchexx collection and one of my favorites. For those of us who used to listen to the FM dial after school around this time, I hope it conjures up a plethora of memories.

All audio was lightly processed to try to improve the sound quality. Parts of this are in stereo. 7 minutes, 49 seconds.

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  1. Hi Steve,

    I could not get this to play.

    Robyn

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    • Thanks for letting me know. One mis-typed character renders the aircheck virtually useless. All fixed now.

      -West

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      • Steve,

        Thank you for fixing it.

        The KEGL/Y95 CHR war from 1989-1990 was very destructive to both stations as Y95 became Power 95 in April, 1991 and ditched to CHR format altogether for Oldies (as KODZ) in September of that year. One problem: KLUV had already been around as a successful Oldies station since the late 80s and was well entrenched in the market. KODZ eventually flipped to Classic Country. Today they are KLTY doing Contemporary Christian

        KEGL was saddled with a very negative teen-oriented CHR image even after KHYI left the format. In April of 1992, the station dropped its Dance and Urban product, along with much of the airstaff, and relaunched as a Rock 40 before transition fully to Active Rock late that year.

        Hope everyone has a great New Year!

        Robyn

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  2. its so weird that that the eagle used to be like kiss fm back in the day

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  3. A lot this music takes me back to college, any more airchecks from this time?

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  4. Wow, This was 25-years-ago!

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