Rock and Roll Breakfast, 103.5 WSHE Ft. Lauderdale (Miami) | 1993

103.5 Ft. Lauderdale Miami WSHE

This one’s a bit difficult to identify but I’ll give you the basics. It comes from a subscription service, East Coast Airchecks, that has apparently been out of business for some time (Thank you Contributor Robyn Watts!).

This starts out with an ID from the guys of Wayne’s World. My guess is 1993 due to the WW mention. “Wayne’s World” was THE movie of 1992! Also, since many of the other station’s on this tape (ECA 120) are from the month of December, and the fact that the jock on duty says it’ll be in the 60s and 70s in the Miami area, yes, its likely January or February of 93.

Can’t give you much more than that.

A bit of historical information. WSHE was indeed the big AOR (Album Oriented Rock) Station in the Miami area throughout the 1980s and 1990s, at least untill 1996. A succession of call letter changes followed: WPLL from 08/19/1996, WMGE from 07/13/1999, WMIB from 01/01/2003, WSHE-FM from 05/31/2012 and WMIB from 10/24/2013.

And that’s all, folks! Enjoy!

103.5 Ft. Lauderdale Miami WSHE

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  1. Jay Philpott

    The WSHE call letters were just grabbed by Hubbard for their 100.3 signal in Chicago (replacing WILV)

    • Pen

      Hubbard? the new chicago AC thing? You obviously have the wrong WSHE
      FM radio is washed up and over Jay.
      WSHE owns the internet mate 🙂

      • Jay Philpott

        I’m not sure why you seem antagonized by my mention that the call letters were grabbed by another ownership. FM radio is far from over. Get back to me when there are significant numbers of people earning livable salaries from the internet stations. Internet stations are HOBBIES. True, they might be bringing in some listenership, but their audience metrics are in the hundreds, where terrestrial radio is in the hundreds of thousands. Pandora’s gross impressions are in the billions (not shabby), but over the air radio’s gross impressions are a thousand times beyond that…in the trillions.

        • Right you are on most accounts. However, being a fan and participant in internet radio now, I can say that most internet stations are more than hobby stations. We’d like to think that at some point we’ll make a small profit. I know at HitOldies we have no reasonable expectation that we’ll rise to the level of even a tiny old time AM daytimer, BUT, our hope is to provide a programming platform for a small station, perhaps an AM station willing to take our programming for a nominal fee. That’s the best case scenario. Other than that, I’d have to agree… FM isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. AM? That’s a different story. I’m frankly surprised that a lot of them haven’t pulled the plug yet.

        • Pen

          You should really research your tout.
          How long you been in the radio industry? I ask because only a newcomer would rant in your manner.

          • Uncle Pen. First off, to whom are you speaking? Second, if it’s me, you better think twice. I started in radio in 1980 and watched the good times of the 80s into the bland 90s and computer automation & voice tracking as it threw good and great jocks out of work alike. I think I know a few things about the radio biz. Oh, I also run this site, so I *think* I know a little something about radio.

      • Pen

        You should really research your tout.
        How long you been in the radio industry? I ask because only a newcomer would rant in your manner.

  2. Stan

    Im surprised AM radio has lasted as long as it did. FM radio is in the final days. / True Steve, FM radio might not ever vanish, But very few people will listen to it.
    Today, the average age of FM listeners is late 40’s- mid 60’s
    Forbes released the newest study published.
    Internet Radio ran over terrestrial radio 2014. and growing fast.

  3. Stan, I’m not ready to throw in the towel on FM. I’d like to kindly point out a few facts for you. While internet ‘radio’ is indeed showing steady growth, it is hardly ANY serious competition for over the air broadcasting. There’s a saying, “show me the money”. Turn on ANY commercial FM station and you will still hear long obnoxious blocks of commercials at the :19 and :50 time slots, and elsewhere for that matter. Oh, trust me. FM IS making money! True, they have a bottom line mentality at certain top companies (which will have to change in order for them to keep their radio stations relevant, but I’m digressing here), but the money is their for their stockholders. Baseball is keeping AM alive, along with religious broadcasting, and All-News. The BIG Clear Channel class A-1 stations are doing exceptionally well also, that’s where the money is.

    It is true that nearly all FM signals are now also available online, but radio is going to have to realize that they must either charge for that online access, or create new, compelling and DIFFERENT content, in order to monetize it. You better realize that just as when FM was just coming into its own in the late 70s, it sounded differently than AM, and was programmed differently. Unless FM station owners come to the inevitable conclusion that they MUST program something new on their internet streams, the audience is simply NOT going to naturally follow it online (except the news stations). The reason is exactly what you stated above. I will agree with you there, but I will also tell you emphatically that FM is absolutely NOT dead, and the first stations to truly innovate, both on the air and the web, using human beings who are allowed to actually say more than a liner card or reading from an artist catalogue, will DESTROY their competition.

    Its only a matter of time. Incidently, THAT’s why AM stations are not completely dead. Many have returned to innovative programming, even MUSIC programming, out of necessity to keep some kind of audience. Lo and behold, surprise, surprise! It WORKS!. And radio receivers are free, by the way. Unless radio law is changed at the federal level to allow encryption (that’ll be the day!), it shall remain free, and that’s a huge leg up on the internet.

  4. You said, “Today, the average age of FM listeners is late 40’s- mid 60’s
    Forbes released the newest study published.
    Internet Radio ran over terrestrial radio 2014. and growing fast.”.

    Each study is slanted in some way. I’m sure there are other studies that show the opposite. Still, even if that holds true, remember that younger people aren’t necessarily listening to something on the web. Its a good bet that they are distracted from FM by facebook, twitter, youtube, and even more by the hot games out there, such as Farm Rescue Saga, Candy Crush/Soda.. and the rest of those games by KING, and up and coming online gambling. I guarantee you that younger audiences are not listening to FM radio less, but their available time is now split up between radio and INTERACTIVE media.

    Also, I want you to think about something. Tell us, what Internet Radio “station” ran over terrestrial radio? Pandora? Spotify? Those are *NOT* radio stations. They are limited interaction music delivery services which also interrupt the listening experience with commercials. There’s no voice, no mixing, no personality on those services whatsoever. In fact, they are just one step away from those TV “Music Choice” channels. No competition to radio at all. None. And radio needs to stop comparing them to radio.

  5. Kyle

    I wonder if this might be early ’92, based on some of the music being played (the Van Halen and RTZ songs were only popular for a very short while back then.) The jock you hear is Paul Castronovo (his catchphrase “Have a hectic …”)

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