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Michael Dee and the Rude Wake Up, 107.5 WKQB ‘Q107’ Charleston SC | June 1988

Courtesy of Robyn Watts’ fabulously huge collection, here’s another ‘California Aircheck’. WKQB ‘Q107’ was considered the number one hit music station in Charleston in 1988, before Hurricane Hugo all but destroyed the station one year later. Station VP/GM Steve Judy comes on with an announcement at the 5 minute mark that the winner of the ‘which station played more music’ audience survery is Q107. He announces that the results were certified by a local law firm. Amazingly, I’ve never heard something like this before, although its a clever promotion ploy. Station background: WKQB was the last station knocked off the air during Hugo in 1989, as the airstaff rode out the storm in the studios. Most experts say that Q107 provided the best st...

95SX Talent Search, WSSX Charleston SC | June, 1988

Courtesy of California Aircheck via Contributor Robyn Watts, here’s a short clip of the night show on WSSX ’95SX’ Charleston. About a year before hurricane Hugo would devastate both the city and the radio landscape (crosstown Q107 would never return after the storm), 95SX was around playing the hits. We don’t know the jock’s name here, but he has fun with a segment called ‘talent search’, where listeners call in and they have 30 seconds to do SOMETHING with their mouth – some sing, one just makes noises!! Apparently the jock picks the winner. Listen all the way to the end, as the last contestant heard actually answers the question “What’s Your Favorite Radio Station” with ‘XL 95’! The ‘shortcut’ wasn&...

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