Share This Post 100.7 WXXP / Pittsburgh 90s Sample: 100.7 WXXP New Kensington PA The recording date is unknown for this sample of 1990s 100.7 Double-X. Oddly enough, there’s very little information available on this radio station, so listener input is very important as we log the history of radio. http://airchexx.com/mp3/2013-Adds/December/WXXP-90sSample.mp3 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Pittsburgh Share This Post 4 Comments Chad Stevens December 27, 2013, 10:09 pm Double X was a legend in the ‘Burgh! The first commercial alternative/modern rock station. This aircheck is of Phil Kirzyc – who went afterward to WDVE in Pittsburgh and is still there to this day. The reference to the new Icehouse LP dates this to late 1987 or possibly early 1988. Reply Darius July 18, 2014, 11:24 pm At first, I’d have guessed 1988, because of “New Sensation” being an ’88 hit. However, the radio spot for the Jesus And Mary Chain concert “…this Monday night” pretty much gives it away that this is a recording from right in the middle of November, 1987, just before the 16th. The 16th of November 1987 was Monday, and this documents a Jesus And Mary Chain concert that happened in Pittsburgh at an unknown venue (“The Station That Dares To Be Different” fills in the blank there as Graffiti.), http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.songkick.com%2Fconcerts%2F1302513-jesus-and-mary-chain-at-unknown-venue&ei=lt_JU72PLoKpyATUpYL4CA&usg=AFQjCNFBzGLbJsw3M_k-PMZBsMyHZxr2xA&bvm=bv.71198958,d.aWw Reply Travis December 28, 2013, 11:49 am Sounds like a modern rocker from 1988… WXXP did become rhythmic WMXP Mix Jamz 100.7 sometime around 1990. It’s now Star 100.7. Reply Adam November 24, 2015, 9:13 pm This radio station was on for two years from 1986-88 in Pittsburgh and was a sister station of then-Modern Rocker WLIR-FM 92.7 in Garden City, Long Island — the de-facto New York City Alternative station with a signal great at Jones Beach and nowhere else. Double X was a good attempt at bringing the “DRE” Dare To Be Different concept to a city that really had a great Modern Rock scene. Sadly, WDVE and B94 owned the radio market and Double X suffered from a financially troubled owner and an inability to do more than get promoters to support the station. No beer money. No car dollars. Result? The evolution to the dreadful “Mix Jamz,” which was exactly as it appears — half Churban, half Hot AC circa 1991. A GSM’s dream; a programmer’s hell. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentYou may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.