LearJet, 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford | 1992

96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford

WTIC-FM Studio
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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  1. Robert

    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..

  2. scott simensky

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

  3. Robyn Watts

    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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