Mike Wade, 98.7 WXLO New York | August 22, 1979
We’re here with YOUR songs…
This was donated several years ago but better late than never, as they say.
99X is captured here during a period of time where we would describe the station as ‘winding down’ as a Top 40 station. WXLO was known for screaming, high energy DJ’s for most of the period from 1974-1978, with the music going from mainly hard rock hits in the beginning to more of a disco mix toward the end. Here in 1979, the station was transitioning to a more Adult Contemporary approach, as it would end up for the next two years before finally flipping to the emerging Urban format and WRKS “98.7 Kiss-FM”. Mike Wade seems a bit more subdued than recordings of earlier jocks on 99X, and so does Bobby Messina, who is heard at the Top Hour break toward the end of this scope.