100.7 WZLX

MicroChexx: A Sample of 100.7 WZLX Boston

Found on an unlabeled tape that I believe was recorded from the town of Tully, Massachusetts using an FM Beam antenna sometime in 1998, here is a very short, noisy scope of 100.7 WZLX. There’s not much I can tell you about this except there was a bit of Tropo enhancement, and my Radio DX’ing hobby was still in full swing back then. Thus, the occasion for taping bits and pieces of the FM dial that morning. The jock sounds like Bradley Jay (WBCN), but I can’t confirm that. The theme for this particular day on WZLX is “Ten Best Tuesday”. So we know this was recorded on a Tuesday. This day, WZLX picked the ten best Weather Songs. I like the theme and wish we had more than four samples to listen to.

Chuck Nowlin, 100.7 WZLX Boston | January 13, 1998

Here’s a station that has managed to stay the course for a couple of decades as “Boston’s Classic Rock”. The station outlived Boston’s heritage Rock station WBCN, and other stations which have come and gone since WZLX first came along out of the ashes of a one-time Beautiful Music station (WHUE) and CHR (WKKT). The only real competitor for WZLX is Active Rocker WAAF, at the younger end of the spectrum, and Classic Hits 105.7 WROR. Even Oldies/Classic Hits mainstay 103.3 WODS is gone. Chuck Nowlin was know for his days at WAAF Worcester, and notice the promo for “The Big Mattress” – Charles Laquidera moved his morning show over to WZLX from WBCN, which itself would expire when WBMX 98.5 moved to 104.1. So, lots of changes in the Boston market ...