WPLJ 95.5 New York, End of WPLJ & Launch of K-Love | May 31 2019

May 31, 2019 was a day many New Yorkers will never forget. It was the day WPLJ went away. 95.5 WPLJ signed on the air in 1971 as an Album Oriented Rock station. By the late 1970s, the playlist had tightened a […]

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Celebrating 48 Years – The WPLJ Time Machine looks back one last time! 95.5 WPLJ New York | May 26, 2019

“As hard as it is to believe, WPLJ will be going away on Friday, May 31,” according to a recorded message on the station’s Twitter page. “The format and personalities you’ve come to love over the years will no longer broadcast on 95.5.”

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Honoring WPLJ: Pat St. John, 95.5 WPLJ New York | August 28, 1975

This is a surprising aircheck. For those of you who remember WPLJ as a ‘hard rock’ station, this should dispel that myth. WPLJ was an Album Rock station. Or, “Progressive” as the purists would insist. Notice that Pat St. John says the […]

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Carol Miller, 95.5 WPLJ New York | 1979

Carol Miller is one of the longest-running New York radio personalities. Miller’s professional journey began in 1971 at Progressive Rock WMMR in Philadelphia. She quickly got the attention of New York’s Rock powerhouse 95.5 WPLJ in 1973, where she first became a […]

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Jim Kerr, 95.5 WPLJ New York | August 29 1975

In the 1970s, New York’s 95.5 WPLJ was a Rock powerhouse. I have noticed that many seem to thin WPLJ was a hard Rock station in the mid-70s, but it was not. The boundaries of what the station considered Rock, was pretty […]

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Remembering WPLJ, Through The Years | 1971 Through 2019

From 1971 through 2019, 95.5 WPLJ went through many different lives. From Progressive Rock, through Album Rock, New York’s Best Rock, Home of The Hits, Hit Radio 95, Power 95, Mojo Radio, to Adult Contemporary as simply 95.5PLJ. You may have had […]

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Pat St John, Power 95 WPLJ New York| July 1987

Pat St. John was a New York City radio fixture for 42 years. on the air with WNEW-FM, WAXQ and WCBS-FM, and for many, they remember him best for his days at WPLJ. He was a teenager when he started in radio, […]

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Celebrating 48 Years of WPLJ – Scott Shannon’s First Show – 95.5 WPLJ New York | April 11, 1991

Date of Recording: April 11, 1991 Station: 95.5 WPLJ New York City, New York Featured Air Talent: Michael Scott Shannon Contributor: Tony Impieri Date of Contribution: 8.05.16 Aircheck Entry: 1,424 Comments: “Smells like a ZOO in here!!” Honoring the legend that was […]

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Scott Shannon, 95.5 WPLJ New York | March 13 1992

By 1991, Michael Scott Shannon had done just about everything you could do in radio. He had been on air at legendary stations like WMPS in Memphis, Nashville’s WMAK, & Quixie in Dixie, WQXI Atlanta. At WRBQ Tampa, Shannon, along with partner […]

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“Fast” Jimi Roberts, 95.5 WPLJ New York | January 25, 1990

…You’ve made the switch to more commercial-free music guaranteed! What did WPLJ sound like as the 1990s started? THIS!. Here’s Fast Jimi Roberts on a truly HOT CHR station at that time. WPLJ was branded “Power 95”, and had some outstanding jingles […]

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Dave Charity & WPLJ’s Transition from ROCK to TOP 40, 95.5 WPLJ New York | July 1983

In early 1983, longtime Rock stalwart, 95.5 WPLJ, began a slow transition from Album Oriented Rock station to a Top 40/Contemporary Hit Radio format. When word started spreading around the market that a Top 40 format was coming to 100.3 WVNJ-FM in New […]

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WPLJ Reunion Day, Part 1 – Todd & Jayde in the Morning, Hour 1 | May 30, 2019

95.5 WPLJ‘s next to last day broadcasting as a commercial pop music station. It was reunion day, as the station invited back dozens of people who worked on air at the various format variations of WPLJ going back to it’s inception in […]

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