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WWMY Raleigh NC “102.9 Star-FM” | March 24, 2004

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A less than memorable QuickCheck of the old “102.9 Star-FM” Classic Hits format is presented here, scoped down from a 90 minute cassette recording. The only historical significance that this radio station holds is the current WKIX call letters. WKIX was a legendary Top 40 station on 850 AM in the 60s & 70s.

On this QuickCheck, you’ll hear a lot of ‘Star-FM’ imaging and jingles but not one jock. In fact, while one can’t tell what daypart this was from, it sounds as if this station was set up to be jockless most of the day.

* The complete history of WWMY can be found here.

Anyone who remembers the short history of “Star-FM” in Raleigh is invited to comment below.


* – Description courtesy of Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Author: 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!

1 thought on “WWMY Raleigh NC “102.9 Star-FM” | March 24, 2004

  1. 102.9 was at one time part of a simulcast with 96.9 in Goldsboro, NC,. When Star-FM signed on in early 2001, it was all-80s. But by the time this was recorded, the simulcast with 96.9 was broke off and 102.9 kept the 80s format and added 70s hits to their playlist. Shortly afterwards, Oldies was adopted and the station became Y102.9. It is now Kix 102.9 with a 60s-80s Oldies format.

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