94.5 FM Boston WZOU WCOZ WJMN WHDH-FM Brian Pierce Uncle Johnny Sunny Joe White

Brian Pierce, 194.5 WZOU Boston | 1987


It almost went back to Rock. WZOU was at a crossroads in ’86, that is, until CBS’ HitRadio 103 WHTT threw in the towel and flipped, first to AAA as ‘Quality Rock’ WMRQ, then to the long standing and current Oldies 103 WODS. So, it was that by 1987, WZOU was in full CHR glory, with it’s only competition being WXKS ‘Kiss 108’.

Brian Pierce sent in this aircheck of his show during this period, and honestly we wish it were longer. At 2:43 in length, this must be his demo tape. This, gang, is GREAT CHR from the heyday of FM Top 40!

94.5 FM Boston WZOU WCOZ WJMN WHDH-FM Brian Pierce Uncle Johnny Sunny Joe White



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.


Phil Lamar
October 18, 2006 at 12:49 pm

Brians one of the best CHR jocks ever. Nice post.

February 3, 2007 at 8:58 pm

Brian would eventually switch to mornings and “Z” hired Judy Paperelli to be his side kick. I’m telling you, this had to be the best year of WZOU’s legacy.

Tom Michaels
December 18, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Anyone who includes pedestrian accidents in the traffic report is cool with me.

Bob Hamilton
March 14, 2009 at 9:27 am

I remember this guy and always loved his stuff. He’s in Wichita now at KFDI.

April 4, 2009 at 8:57 pm

What ever happened to Karen Blake from about 1987 ?

    Danny Wright
    January 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I believe after WZOU in the late 90’s Karen was on the air in the afternoon doing country music at WKLB. Then did a long run at Star-937 in the morning. She is now at oldies 103 in the morning after having started there in the afternoon.

April 4, 2009 at 9:03 pm

were is Karen Blake ?

April 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Lots of good radio in a short space. Wish radio was still like this today!

John Holman
October 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm

This guy was amazing on WZOU. His website is pierceshow.com and has even more audio.

Phil O'Bryan
October 26, 2010 at 11:51 pm

I worked with Brian at B-97 in New Orleans. Brian is one of the nicest guys in the business and one heck of a jock!

July 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

& What About Those WZOU 94.5 The Zou Jingles?

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