Recording Date: 04.10.1999
Station: 95.5 WPLJ (WABC-FM/WWPR) New York City (Wikipedia) (Website)
Format: Hot Adult Contemporary (Hot AC)
Branded: New York’s Hit Music Station!
Ownership: (Now) Cumulus Media
Featured Air Personality: Rich Kaminski (WPLJ/WLTW)
You know what this song means? (Livin La Vida Loca?)… Living the crazy life!
By the time of this recording, WPLJ was firmly established as a Hot AC, with a playlist that was big on uptempo pop hits, and some lighter Rock hits… but no Rap. That’s the setup for our first aircheck of Rich Kaminski. He sounds GOOD doing the WPLJ format. One note about airchecks made from the late 90s to present is, there are long music sweeps with produced liners and sweepers and no jock talk. We hear Rich do a few breaks, then a long music sweep with WPLJ imaging, and that’s it.
Take this aircheck and compare it with others of WPLJ… and in your mind, other stations in the past. What do you think about this one. Good? Bad? Put your comments below.
Other WPLJ airchecks you may enjoy:
Program Director Larry Berger Explains New Format, WPLJ New York | July 1983
QuickCheck: Wendy Williams, WPLJ Power 95 New York | October, 1989
The Big Montage, 95.5 WPLJ New York | 1978
First Show, Scott Shannon In The Morning – 95.5 WPLJ New York | April 11, 1991Scott & Todd, 95.5 WPLJ New York | October 7, 1992