96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford

LearJet, 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford | 1992


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96.5 WTIC-FM Control Room (photo courtesy of NECRAT)
Date of Recording: 1992 (Exact Date Unknown)
Station: 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Format: CHR
Featured Air Personality: Learjet
Contributor: Robyn Watts
Airchexx Entry: 1,462

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Two years before PD Paul Cannon would take the station to Adult Contemporary, the intensity of this mostly Dance/R&B CHR mix is here for all to hear in a VERY short scope of a jock known as “Learjet”. By 1992, TIC-FM shared the CHR format with KISS 95.7 (WKSS) and KC-101 (WKCI 101.3) in nearby New Haven. Connecticut is a small state and markets overlap. Still, at this point in time, WTIC-FM was the heritage Top 40 station, having been in the format longer than it’s two competitors.

96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford


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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.


December 18, 2016 at 10:35 am

Actually Robyn. LearJet is none other than the legendary Chris Leary!

December 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

if this is the same Lear Jet who worked at WAVA 105 in DC, he quickly rebounded after WAVA was sold and went religious on February 12, 1992..

scott simensky
December 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Learjet is Chris Leary who did nights at KIIS and hosted the syndicated Fox Kids Countdown.

Robyn Watts
June 27, 2017 at 7:12 pm

I’m aware of that, thanks. Also toward the late half of 1992, Rick “Learjet” Leary bolted for KIIS FM/L.A.. You have to understand that I didn’t write the description. Steve did.

Anyway, thank you Steve for posting this.

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