Dan Shannon, 102.7 WBMX Chicago | 1986

From a cassette labelled Midwest Aircheck MW# 122, Dan Shannon is on the old 102.7 WBMX Chicago.

They call this 102-7 the NEW ‘BMX. This is Contemporary Urban, or whatever they were calling the format back then. Mixed in with a lot of crossover Top 40 hits, WBMX had a captive audience in the Dan Shannon show.

I don’t know much more about either Dan Shannon or WBMX Chicago, other than the call letters were changed to WVAZ on 10/19/88. As of this writing the WBMX call letters reside in Boston at 104.1, the former frequency of WBCN. Prior to moving to that frequency in ’09, the call letters were in use at 98.5 having replaced the old WROR on 02/26/1991.

102.7 FM Chicago, WBMX

Steve West

Heard on great radio stations like WGKX "Kix 106" and WMC-FM Memphis, online at HitOldies.com (and once upon a time at RadioMaxMusic.com), loosely contributed to some yearly countdowns at MusicRadio77.com, and most importantly, Webmaster of this great Radio Historical site, Airchexx.comLook for me on the Ham bands. Perhaps one day you'll have a QSO with K1FRC. Happy DX and Happy Listening!

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2 Responses

  1. Tony C says:


    Great Station WBMX , They had great radio talent and 10 strong songs in a row
    WBMX call letters are now here in Boston

    WBMX Oak Park -Chicago

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