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Jay Thomas at the 1992 Emmy Awards
Date of Recording: 06.15-17.1978
Station: 98.7 WXLO New York
Format: Top 40
Slogan: “99X-FM”
Ownership: RKO General
Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks
Featured Air Personalities: Bobby Rich, Sue O’Neal, Bobby Messina, Jay Thomas, Dick Sloan, Glenn Morgan, Al Bandiero, John Larabee
Post Date: 11.20.2017
Airchexx Entry: 1,256

Curator’s Notes

Known on air as “America’s most listened to FM Station”, WXLO certainly was memorable in many ways, but was never bigger than it’s AM competitor, 77 WABC. In perhaps any other market, this would likely have been the number one station, however with the competition in the Big Apple, Middle of the pack is about where 99X stood for most of its existence. Semantics aside, 99X was indeed memorable and loved by many. Just the list of jocks heard on this composite which spans three broadcast days is enough to evoke memories!

You really should take 45 minutes of your time and listen to this all the way through. Miss a minute and you miss a lot!

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

One thought on “Composite: 98.7 WXLO “99X” New York | June 15, 16 & 17, 1978”
  1. n2jtx – Long Island, NY – I am an almost 40-year IT professional with software and hardware experience as well as a radio and electronics background.
    Aardvark says:

    For me this would have been either Regents Week or finals as I completed 10th grade. It was also a week before I turned 16 and got my learners permit.

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