Composite: Final Day as “Hot Hits” “Fire 14”, 1390 WFBL Syracuse | November 15, 1980

Date of Recording: 11.15.1980 Station: 1390 WFBL Syracuse Format: Top 40/CHR Branding: “Hot Hits“(tm) (Wikipedia), “Fire 14” Featured Air Personality: Various Contributor: Steve McVie (Website) Total Time: 11:55 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,544 It’s Nine O’Clock,[…]

Bob Campbell, WNVZ Z104 Norfolk VA | December 8, 1983

…My lips are turnin’ blue just thinking about it! You’ll notice the audio quality isn’t as good as it could be, but heck, the tape is what, 17 years old! Sometimes one wonders how tape[…]

Quick Composite: KITS San Francisco | July 1983

Courtesy of Hot Hits(tm) collector Steve McVie, here’s a short, 5 minute composite of KITS. I’m struck by how these jocks are featured on so many different stations. Its likely that in this era (1978-1983),[…]

Chris Stevens, WMAR-FM 106-Hits Baltimore | December 30, 1983

One of the great “Hot Hits” ™ formatted CHR stations of the 80s was Mike Joseph’s creation in Baltimore. Today’s “Mix 106.5” got its start as WMAR-FM, an incredibly high-energy hit music station that did,[…]

Bob Garrett, “Hot Hits”(tm) 98 Now WCAU-FM Philadelphia | November 26, 1982

First, a little history. Before the birth of what’s known today as WOGL, 98.1 was home to a heritage set of call letters and a trademarked hot Top 40 format which graced a dozen or[…]

Billy Burke & Terry Young – The Top 100 of 1982 on 98-Now WCAU-FM Philadelphia | December 31, 1982

In our last episode of WCAU-FM, we gave our listeners a bit of background on Philadelphia’s “Hot Hits” outlet. Mike Joseph consulted this CBS O&O, the FM sister station of the legendary 1210 WCAU, at[…]