Steve West Last Show, WMC-FM Memphis | October 30, 2005

Date of Recording: 10.30.2005 Station: 99.7 WMC-FM Memphis, Tennessee, USA Format: Hot Adult Contemporary Featured Air Personality: Steve West Contributor: Steve West It’s another WHATEVER WEEKEND, here on FM 100! Comments: FM 100 was the culmination of a career to me. True, […]

Tagged 2005, 99.7 Memphis, FM 100, Garner Miller, HotAC
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Saturday Night Live at the Oldies: 25th Anniversary Special, 98.5 WKRZ Wilkes-Barre | October 22, 2005

….Thursday, October 23rd, (1980) Six AM – An unfamiliar sound emerged from the previous six hours of monotonous static… A 30 minute audio retrospective featuring a narrated history and airchecks of KRZ’s FIRST PD and midday guy, Jim Rising from his previous […]

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Coverage of Hurricane Katrina; WWL 870 AM New Orleans | August 29, 2005

About 24 hours before Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans, LA., the stations of Entercom Communications were already in full storm coverage, simulcasting the programming of 870 WWL. History notes the horrific damage done when the storm made landfall. Forecasting these […]

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Steve West on WMC-FM 100 Memphis | August 28, 2005

Just a few days before the cataclysmic landfall of Hurricane Katrina, I was enjoying doing another “Whatever Weekend” show on FM 100. Its funny how fate works. I never thought to record this particular evening and never had a recording of it, […]

Tagged 2005, Memphis, Steve Sawyer, Steve West

Format Change: Standards WJCE Flips to Progressive Talk 680 WWTQ Memphis | January 28, 2005

With ratings continuing to slowly fall, aging demos and a business core becoming more unwilling to advertize to persons over 55, Entercom pulled the plug on its AM Standard’s outlet WJCE. The call letters were originally chosen to compliment an Urban AC […]

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Mike Erickson on 91.9 WSHR Lake Ronkonkoma NY | May 31, 2005

And we thought nobody was doing radio like this anymore! Contributor Mike Erickson sent this along on a CD with two home recorded WCBS-FM airchecks that we’ll be featuring starting June 3. This is real, honest-to-goodness Oldies radio done right! And, it’s […]

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Steve West, 105.9 WGKX Memphis TN | March 5, 2005

Recorded about 6 weeks or so before being summarily let go – nevermind, wait for the book deal… your webmaster is caught trying to juggle elements around another ’12 In-a-row’, which, as the format clock said, was from the first song out […]

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Steve West, 99.7 WMC-FM Memphis | May 7, 2005

It’s a “Whatever Weekend” on FM 100! WMC-FM (CBS, inc) had its answer to the “Jack-FM” craze which saw the demise of such legendary stations as WCBS-FM New York and others (fortunately, that was a short lived debacle). Most weekends in 2005 […]

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MicroChexx: A Promo and ID from WMXX Jackson TN | October 11, 2005

In October, 2005, your webmaster was frantically recording as much of West Tennessee radio as possible before moving out of the area permanently. I’m not sure where I recorded this clip from, but it was either from the 3rd floor of 1070 […]

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First Hour: 104.3 WJMK Chicago “Jack-FM” | June 3, 2005

In an attempt to re-brand 104.3 using it’s native call letters and a re-focus of the music in a more 70s directions, Oldies WJMK found itself in much the same position as it was three months prior when it dropped the “Oldies” […]

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The End of Oldies: 104.3 WJMK Chicago | March 2, 2005

Here’s a recording of WJMK “in transition” from “Oldies” to “Variety Hits”. The actual format change wouldn’t come for three more months, but apparently what we have here, is an aircheck of the day WJMK dropped the term Oldies and just went […]

Tagged 2005, Chicago, Format Change