Rocketman, 103.1 WTHZ “Z103” Tallahassee | 1990

This is likely a story best told by those who were there. Courtesy of Contributor Robyn Watts, from Cassette (East Coast Airchecks #32 Hot Night Jox 1), here’s a HOT aircheck of a not so typical sounding CHR station. Z103 is certainly playing all the hits, true variety from Rock to late 80s Hip-Hop.

This had to have been a ratings success. The night jock’s name is Rocketman, but he only mentions it twice (and that’s refreshing in and of itself!). Z103 certainly has a good jingle package but its not overused. In fact, there are a few dead segues heard in this. On the schedule is “Night Fight”, where two new songs battle it out for number one. Listeners vote… sounds very similar to another aircheck we have of CHR WGH-FM “97 Star” doing “Battle of the Bands” in 1987.

Our visitors will certainly have much more to say about this but for now, enjoy this slice of, guessing here, 1989 on Z103!