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104.5 WNVZ / Norfolk/Virginia Beach

Sean O’Brien, WNVZ ‘Z104’ Norfolk, VA | September 2, 1996 – 1:00 AM

This virgin cassette hasn’t been traded anywhere but to us here at Airchexx – it’s the Mainstream CHR format at Z104 Norfolk. We hear Sean O’Brien doing a really GOOD overnight show – hey, this is ’96 and they were still live 24/7! No voicetracks heard here!

Its nice to hear Z104 with small stopsets, they get right in and out of spot breaks in under 3 minutes and quickly return to music. There are no jingles, as there were a decade before during Z104’s “Hot Hits” ™ Top forty format under consultant Mike Joseph, but here there are plenty of sweepers done ad nauseum to try and make Z104 sound larger than life. Some like these, but your webmaster isn’t especially a big fan (I think its too fake sounding). Still, for an overnight show, this is so worth listening to… where else you gonna hear an intro for the Macarena?

WNVZ 'Z104' Norfolk/Virginia Beach

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  1. Haha…that’s me! Can’t believe I found this floating around in Cyberspace. It was actually “Shawn O’Bryan”. Those were the days. I sure missed those cart machines once they were gone.


  2. Shawn, I didn’t know you were still at Z104 at this point. It was about 4 years after I left for Florida.


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