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Format Change: “New Rock” 99X Atlanta is Born | October 26, 1992

Courtesy of Karl Phillips, who sent in a ton of airchecks on reel, here’s one on cassette captured when former Atlanta CHR WAPW “Power 99” flipped to New Rock as 99X. On the tape you’ll hear the old call letters still in use (not WNNX, as this would become), buried in a legal ID buried in a stopset later in this aircheck. The 99X monikker launches just a few minutes into this scoped format change. At about 12:45 in, you’ll hear… “and now, for posterity, this is the last time you’ll hear…” and the Power 99 jingle played. Very smooth! Now, your curator has heard a ton of format changes, but this was very classy. They originally kept the CHR jocks during the transition to Rock. Only the name and the music changed. Of course, 99X beca...

The Breakfast Club on WAPW “Power 99” Atlanta | September 1991

A year before Atlanta’s Alternative station, WNNX “99X” would replace Power 99, WAPW was still a hot CHR pulling decent numbers, and killing off competitors WZGC “Z93” and WQXI-FM 94-Q in the process. Here’s a look at the morning show on Power 99, known as The Breakfast Club.

Yvonne Monet, WNNX 99X Atlanta | 1994

Contributor Robyn Watts sent in enough tapes for a year’s worth of postings! Included in her 2004 mailing was this tape of Atlanta’s Alternative WNNX 99X. Yvonne Monet is listed elsewhere as part of the early staff of then just two-year old 99X. Not being from Atlanta, I don’t have much information other than the station was very popular and was an early pioneer of the Alternative format. The station’s previous incarnation was CHR “Power 99” WAPW. Related: WAPW Power 99 Flips to Alternative as 99X