Composite: Final Day as “Hot Hits” “Fire 14”, 1390 WFBL Syracuse | November 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!…
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 syndicated “Music of your Life” format. Talk about AM Rock going out with a bang!
This aircheck is courtesy of Steve McVie, who has his own website and is a huge fan of the Hot Hits(tm) format. Sent to us in 2002, this was one of the first airchecks we recieved, yet it’s taken till now to get posted.