92.3 Roanoake WXLK K92

Composite: WXLK K-92 FM Roanoke VA | May 1988


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!




Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.


April 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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.

August 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

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!

Jan Jeffries
February 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

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

June 30, 2016 at 9:11 am

Viva La WXLK92FM! Playing Today’s Best Music Since 1979!

Eddie Haskell
August 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm

LOVE this. What an amazing station this was!

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