104.9 WERK Muncie, IL

104.9 Muncie IL Oldies WERKDate of Recording: 06.25.2000
Station(s): 101.7 WURK Elwood/Anderson, Indiana and 104.9 WERK (WOKZ) Muncie, Indiana, USA
Format: Oldies
Featured Air Personality: Paul Poteet
Contributor: Auston Douglas
Airchexx Entry: 1,477

Work radio, WERK. Featuring the best mix of Oldies...


How does one do a write-up about an Oldies format which was mostly automated? This was your basic 1950s-1970s Oldies format on an original Oldies station. 104.9 signed on the air in 1985 as WOKZ, then changed call letters to WERK-FM in 1991. The format was modified from Oldies to Classic Hits in 2014.

This is obviously voice-tracked. The clue is the weather breaks, which are done by someone OTHER than the jock, Paul Poteet. Plus, this was done using an early PC automated station, or an old reel to reel and cart based system. We don’t have the exact details so someone will have to fill us in on the station’s history. We left the commercials and imaging/jingles in this recording because the local commercials may have historic value sometime in the future. But notice the reasonably (one second) obvious automation pauses between commercials. Modern systems would playback TIGHT without that short bit of silence.

104.9 WERK Muncie, IL

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

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