101.1 WKQX

Chicago CHR Wars 2 – “B96” WBBM-FM, “Z95” WYTZ & “Q101” WKQX | 1991

Part 2 of Robyn Watts‘ enormous contribution features the three hit music stations that Chicago sported as the 90s began. This is ALL CHR, and only ONE of these stations is still around in the same form it was back in 1990. The way this was put together, we get a couple of minutes with each station, then a ‘divider’ element, and on to the next. It goes round and round with each station sampled several times during this more than 30 minute scope. Q101 features ‘Your Man Calahan”. WKQX is more AC sounding and most likely is a HotAC station in reality than CHR, but the tape came in labelled “CHR Wars” so we’ll go with it. Brant Miller is Z95’s featured jock on the front of this composite and he sounds SO much like anything did on the old W...

Robert Murphy, 101.1 WKQX (Q101) Chicago | January 1984

The competition was incredible, and so was the air talent heard every morning in Chicagoland during this, the heyday of FM CHR! Courtesy of Robyn Watts’ fabulously wonderful collection, we bring you Robert Murphy and his style of morning show on WKQX. This is another incredibly high-fi recording from Midwest Aircheck, so turn up those 7.1 surround speakers and enjoy!

Robert Murphy in the Morning, WKQX Q-101 Chicago | 1991

1991 was still an exciting time to listen to the radio, even if we usually think of the 90s as a time of our favorite personalities disappearing from the airwaves. Robert Murphy is giving away Steve Winwood front row tickets to a show at World Music Theater in Chicago on this recording. Dave McBride is the newsman, and the morning show sounds like there are a lot of voices coming and going. Its certainly a lot of fun to listen to! In addition to the interns, show producer and Murphy and friends, you’ll hear parts of tunes from Steve Winwood, Amy Grant, REM and more, here on the CHR incarnation of Q-101! Recording taken from East Coast Airchecks #49 via Contributor Robyn Watts.