I’m often amazed at the amount of (or lack of) information regarding radio stations that were once popular in a particular city. Case in point is this 90 minute cassette of 95.5 WMET Chicago. Now, if you’re under the age of 35, chances are you don’t remember WMET even if you lived in the Windy City all your life. It’s been Spanish WNUA since 2009 and before that was New Age/Smooth Jazz.
WMET had started out as WDHF, and moved into the Top 40 format in the early 1970s. On December 1, 1976, WDHF became WMET. The Top 40 format would continue for another two years until 1978, when Metromedia flipped WMET to an AOR (Album Rock) format. With ratings in decline, and WMET in the hands of new owners Doubleday Broadcasting, a format change to Adult Contemporary happened in Januray of 1985… bringing us up to the point of this recording of WMET. The slogan, “The noise is gone”, refers to the preceeding AOR format that went away with the format change.
Cat Simon is also heard on this website on 103.7 KVIL Dallas, October 19, 1979
Courtesy of Big Apple Airchecks!