Launch Day, 100.7 WXXP Pittsburgh | June 15, 1986
Nothing like an aircheck with no historical reference…
Given that the tape that this was recorded on only lists this aircheck as having been recorded in June of ’86, we can only guess as to the date. There is one promo in the middle of this recording that says, ‘on June 15, 1986 WWCL becomes WXXP’… and the fact that the aircheck is all new Rock and ‘100.7 Double-X’ liners using the WXXP call letters. This leads us to believe that this was recorded on launch day, 6/15/86, or perhaps a day or two either side of it. We’ll go with 6/15 for the purposes of this exhibit.
The format apparently didn’t last very long. On 8/22/88, 100.7 FM became WMXP, and then a succession of formats and call letters happened over the years, the last being on 1/19/2011 when the station took the heritage WBZZ calls. In between, it was WKQB before becoming the very popular WZPT.
This aircheck is jockless, with only liners and produced sweepers in between the songs. If you remember this station, we invite you to comment below.