98.5 WSB-FM

O’Brien In The Morning, WSB-FM B-98.5 Atlanta | April 7, 1987

We often think about the late 1980s as not that long ago. After all, most of us remember the 80s… MTV when it played music videos, hits from Madonna, Steve Winwood and more. But, it really was a long time ago. As of this posting, it was almost twenty-six years ago when Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Marvin Hagler for Boxing’s heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. And just how do we know this? Because they mention it in this bit from the O’Brien In The Morning show on the old B98-5! Corrie Dean reports two quick newscasts in this scope. Weather by Channel 25 Meteorologist Ernie Johnson. Take note of the events of the day in this high-quality aircheck taking us back to 1987! Today, the WSB-FM call letters are on 95.5, and the FM simply simulcasts the News/Talk format o...

Ed O’Brien & Bob Scott, Morning Drive on WSB-FM “B98.5” Atlanta | September 1991

Here’s a very entertaining look at one of those stations that moved away from Beautiful music and into the AC world in the early 80s. 1980, to be precise, here at the FM sister to legendary WSB 750 AM. Yep, WSB-FM has a long colorful history (the first commercial FM in the Southeast, among other things). We’re actually featuring the morning show from 1991 here, where “B98.5” is right in the middle of the format, musically. Listen for jingles which are a re-sing of JAM’s “The Best Show” package originally created for KIMN Denver…. and a great Legal ID TOH jingle resing, which is the original (IIRC) WABC Newstalk 77 TOH, also used in instrumental form at 700 WLW Cincinnati for a while. This is not a terribly long aircheck but its important to s...

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