Jack Daniels, 99.7 WJZR (Z100) Kannapolis NC | December, 1984

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For those who don’t know of Kannapolis, its a suburb of Charlotte, NC. That’s the official C.O.L. (City of License) of the former WJZR, known at the time of this recording as Z100, “The Carolina’s FIRST Hit Music Radio Station”. Feel free to discuss why they picked that slogan. Z100 has been gone for so long, we can’t even find an old logo for them! And while it’s tempting to put up the logo for the current station, Classic Rocker WRFX 99.7 “The Fox”, wisdom says just skip it… this time.

The jingle package appears to be different than that which was in use at the then-brand-new Z100 New York, but not much. And you won’t hear that many. Jack Daniels starts this off at the Top of the Hour, with all the hits of 1984. Refreshing to hear them once again in context, and imagining we’re down in the Carolinas, getting ready to celebrate the holidays. Warm memories, indeed!

Courtesy of Contributor Neal Bowden

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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.

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Dave Arnold
December 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm


Z100 had a good run in the Charlotte market competed with WBCY.



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