Around 1982 or 83, WGY-FM was a CHR station that quite suddenly appeared as a new Capital Region top 40 station known as “Electric 99”. The station entered a hit music race largely dominated by WFLY 92.3, which was the FM sister station of former Top 40 giant 1540 WPTR.
This aircheck was made towards the end of the station’s days as WGY-FM, as 99.5 would change call letters to WGFM very shortly after this recording was made. The on air name would also change from Electric 99 to WGFM concurrently. This would last until March of 1994, when the CHR era ended, as 99.5 flipped to AAA as WRVE, “The River”, a format that continues as of this writing.
In a twist of irony that could only happen in today’s corporate dominated radio business, 103.1 FM is NOW WGY-FM and has been since 9/20/10. WGY-FM today is a straight forward simulcast of the AM side, News Talk 810 WGY.
As for this recording, we know virtually nothing of Steve Chick, and we hope our site visitors will fill-in-the-blanks as to who else graced the airwaves of WGY-FM 99.5.