93.1 WPOC

Composite: 93.1 WPOC Baltimore | July 18, 1999

Some things were just MEANT to be shared! If you’re a fan of Country music, this aircheck will warm your heart. From the middle of the last great period in Country music, where the stars of the 90s, like Travis Tritt & Alan Jackson were still hot, and the upcoming stars of the 2000s, such as the Dixie Chicks (who indeed sabotaged their own careers after 9/11), this showcases a radio station that has withstood the test of time, carrying on a tradition of Country music started by AM 600 WCAO decades earlier. For quite a while, WPOC was owned and operated by Nationwide Communications, a division of the infamous Nationwide Insurance company. The station jingles reflected the insurance company’s commercial melody to ‘Nationwide is On Your Side”, but by 1998 the stat...

Chris Emory, 93.1 WPOC Baltimore | October 24, 1998

In the world of Country Radio, there’s not a lot of difference between one station and another, unless they’re in the same market. We recently posted a ‘check of 100.7 WGRX in it’s Country incarnation, which it was in at the time of this recording. There are subtle differences, the most pronounced being that WPOC is, and always has been, very AC in it’s approach. The WGRX format was more CHR in it’s presentation. WPOC was owned by Nationwide Insurance Company for much of its existence, it’s jingles reflected that through the mid-1990s, sung to the melody of the parent company’s insurance ads “Nationwide is on Your Side”. At the time of this aircheck, jingles were not being used, as the station had gone from calling itself FM 93 WP...

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