100.7 KHYS

Call Letter Change: WEEI-FM Becomes “HitRadio 103” WHTT Boston | March 9, 1983

New Contributor Stuart Gitlow comments: The original recording suffered from several issues: my reception of 103 wasn’t great, the gain was turned up a bit too much (I was just getting used to using dbx), and the tape is 22 years old. All in all though, it’s not too bad. Since posting, we’ve had numerous corrections and additions which merit posting here. One very interesting description was found in the Archives at the Boston Radio Interest Group. Emailed courtesy of Paul Connors: CBS had to sell WEEI-AM 590 in Boston to meet FCC ownership regulations (in 1983, it was still 7-7-7 in a market) so that it could make room for the purchase of Metromedia’s KRLD AM 1080 in Dallas. ‘EEI was the weakst signal (only 5k watts) in CBS group’s portfolio while KRLD ...

100.7 KHYS “Kiss-FM” Abilene TX | January 27, 2002

Apparently recorded in the wee hours of a Sunday morning, Kiss-FM is jockless for the first few minutes of this scope. The final breaks feature Kid Kelly’s syndicated “Backtracks USA” 80s flashback show. KHYS here is typical of Clear Channel Communications’ Kiss-branded CHR stations. The playlist is a mainstream mix of R&B, Pop and Rock hits, with similar jingles and imaging to that of other CC CHR stations nationwide. This recording strongly illustrates the great effect that rapid consolidation had on the radio industry, only six years after the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996 was enacted.

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