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, Exciting Todd Parker working NIGHTS!… Curator’s Notes: A format with a rather high burnout rate, Consultant Mike Joseph’s “Hot Hits” CHR format graced a number of radio stations, mainly in the Northeastern United States, before grinding to a halt by the end of the 1980s. In May of 1979, WFBL Syracuse switched to this Hot Hits format. The format lasted 16 1/2 months before it was replaced by Standards and Big Band music, as one of the very first outlets of the synd...

Lee Michaels, 98.7 WNYZ Syracuse (Ithaca) – Undated

Contributor Mike Hotaling (WXCR, WQBK) is featured here on the All-New Z-98.7 as Lee Michaels. Here’s a Classic Hits station that sounds very much like a 90s incarnation, but we don’t have a date to go with the tape. This is from the Syracuse market. Upstate New York had some great radio stations over the years, many of those on the AM band Mike has a lot of memories of this market and the Albany market where he spent many years on the radio. Your comments are highly appreciated! > 98.7 is licensed to Ithaca NY and today has the call letters WLZW

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