Mike Preston, 102.9 KSDO-FM San Diego | August 3, 1984

102.9 San Diego KSDO-FM KS-103

How many other Mike Preston DJs can there be?
Date of Recording: 08.03.1984
Station: 102.9 KSDO-FM (KSWV/KCLX-FM/KKBH-FM/KJQY/KCDE/KLQV), San Diego, California, USA
Format: CHR Trademarked “Hot Hits” tm Branded “KS-103”
Featured Air Personality: Mike Preston
Date of Posting: 09.03.2017
Total Time: 9:05 Telescoped
Airchexx Entry: 1,505


Be listening for “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson – when you hear it, be the 30th caller…!

“Hot Hits” was/is a trademarked CHR format invented by consultant Mike Josephs. For a time in the late 1970s and early 1980s, this format – from it’s use of jingle placement, weather elements and other ‘formatics’ was used at dozens of stations in the U.S. and even Canada. Some examples of this format in various stages of its evolution are WTIC-FM Hartford, WBBM-FM Chicago, WMAR-FM Baltimore and WCAU-FM Philadelphia.

Here, it’s essentially the start of the Hot Hits ™ format in San Diego, as we hear the night show and start of the “Top 8 at 8” with Mike Preston. This version of CHR utilizing “Hot Hits” would last a relatively short time, however the station would remain a CHR station through 1987.