92.3 Roanoake WXLK K92

Certainly not a major market, but this city snuggled in the mountains of southwest Virginia was home to some good radio. Here’s nearly 10 minutes of CHR K-92 FM, a composite covering most of a broadcast day. This was a GOOD sounding station with real variety, thundering production and those good ole’ JAM jingles!


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 Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

6 thoughts on “Composite: WXLK K-92 FM Roanoke VA | May 1988”
  1. K92 was one of the the highest-rated CHRs in the country during the 1980s. I’ve forgot by how much, but it was well north of 30% 12+!!! Future major market jocks like Sunny Joe Stevens, Cat Michaels and others made this station sound “major-market” in a smaller market.

  2. I was working in Charlotte in 1995 when the K92 offer came down the line. At first, I kinda scoffed at the idea. Heck, it was a 70 market-rank drop! Didn’t seem logical. But, K92 was SO well-known for being a launching pad to the majors. That’s SOLELY the reason I took the afternoon gig. Lo and behold, it took just 5 months there for Q102/Philly to offer me middays. There was something special in those studios!

  3. Hey guys-thanks for posting this air check of K92. I was PD and GM there when these air checks were made. 15.6 to 22.5 AQH share. Brought the WLS sound to K92! It was a blast with a hard working, fun loving staff. Great memories 28 years ago. Jan Jeffries

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