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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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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“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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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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Todd & Jayde in the Morning, Reunion Day, 95.5 WPLJ New York – Part 2 | May 30, 2019

This particular aircheck is the continuation of Part 1. Because of that, we’re going to use the same write-up that we used in the first one… but before that, we’ve got a few descriptions of THIS aircheck. “Maybe we can get a […]

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Rich Kaminsky, 95.5 WPLJ New York City | April 10, 1999

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) Contributor: Anonymous #1,570 You know what this song […]

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Jimmy Fink Interviews Billy Joel, 95.5 WPLJ New York | March 3, 1980

We always wanted to Rock & Roll… and now we’re doing it! PLEASE BECOME AN AIRCHEXX SUPPORTER! We need your help to remain online. Airchexx is self-supporting by your donations. Why not give a small amount today? Every penny counts! Longtime WPLJ […]

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A Sample of CHR Formatted 95.5 WPLJ New York, Thanksgiving Day, 1988

What in the world became of this station?!! With a set of jingles that other stations had JAM voice for their own, a format that eventually BEAT Z100? One does wonder. Some have often blamed Michael Scott Shannon and his “MOJO Radio” […]

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Tony Pigg, 95.5 WPLJ New York City | September 2, 1977

Recording Date: 09.02.1977 Station: 95.5 WPLJ (WABC-FM) New York (Wikipedia) (Website) Format: Album Oriented Rock (AOR) Branded: “New York’s Best Rock” Ownership: (Then) American Broadcasting Company (ABC) / (Now) Cumulus Media (Website) Featured Air Personality: Tony Pigg Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks #1,571 […]

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New York City Rock Wars, featuring WHTZ, WAPP and WPLJ | August, 1983

You are talking about the nonsensical ravings of a lunatic mind… Narrated by Contributor Matt Seinberg of Big Apple Airchecks, this long composite logs the opening days of Z100… commercial free for a whole month! Then it moves on to a few […]

Tagged 100.3 New York, 103.5 New York, 95.5 New York, Big Apple Airchecks, Rock Wars