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End of Electric 106 & Eagle 106 Launch, WTRK & WEGX Philadelphia| March 13 1987

In the 1980’s, Philadelphia’s 106.1 FM seemed cursed. No matter what Cox Radio put on the frequency, nothing seemed to work. In 1981, it was WWSH Stereo 106, playing a mix of Beautiful Music & Soft Adult Contemporary. It had an audience, […]

Tagged 106, 1987, Eagle, Electric, Format Change
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KFOG 104.5 San Francisco Format Change From Beautiful Music To Rock & Roll | September 16 1982

    For almost 20 years, starting in the early 1960s, KFOG 104.5 played Beautiful Music. Lots of instrumentals, with a few show tunes mixed it. The station did fared well for most of that period. However, as the 1980s were rolling […]

Tagged & roll, 104.5, Beautiful Music, dave, Format Change
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The End Of 103.5 WYNY New York | February 10, 1996

In 1996, Country music was in a different era.  Artists such as Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Reba and Faith Hill made up the core of the format.   The WYNY call letters were also in a different era.  Originally […]

Tagged 103.5 New York, 1996, 97.1 New York, Dan Daniel, Format Change

The End of an Era: The CFTR Story, Part 1 | June 4, 1993

For more than two decades, CFTR had been known for being one of TWO contemporary hit music stations in Toronto. The other was the legendary 1050 CHUM. CHUM moved away from Top 40 in 1986 in favor of an Adult Contemporary format, […]

Tagged 1993, 680 Toronto, CFTR, Format Change

Program Director Larry Berger Explains New Format, WPLJ New York | July 1983

Those who’ve been in the radio industry for a long time probably remember the day WPLJ flipped from Rock to CHR. Many even remember former WPLJ jock Carol Miller’s comments to a trade publication of the day (which escapes your webmaster at […]

Tagged 95.5 New York, Format Change, Larry Berger, WPLJ

Format Change – 103.3 WKDF Nashville Flips from Rock to Country | April 1, 1999

Description from Karl Phillips… WKDF-FM 103.3 (Formerly WKDA-FM – see Bill Berlin) Nashville flips from Rock to Country as “Music City 103” and returns Carl P. Mayfield and the “P-Team” to the air after being fired from cross-town WSIX-FM a year earlier. […]

Tagged 1999, Format Change, Nashville

Format Change: “New Rock” 99X Atlanta is Born | October 26, 1992

Courtesy of Karl Phillips, who sent in a ton of airchecks on reel, here’s one on cassette captured when former Atlanta CHR WAPW “Power 99” flipped to New Rock as 99X. On the tape you’ll hear the old call letters still in […]

Tagged 1992, Atlanta, Format Change

Format Change: Mellow Rock KNX-FM Los Angeles flips to CHR as HitRadio 93 | August 25, 1983

Perhaps the most coveted aircheck on this site from Los Angeles is this format change of 93.1 FM from ‘Mellow Rock’ KNX-FM to “HitRadio 93” KKHR. Your webmaster’s experience with CBS Radio’s ‘Mellow Rock’ format is from Boston, where 103.3 WEEI-FM was […]

Tagged 1983, Format Change, Los Angeles

Frequency Swap in Boston – Part 2: WCRB from 102.5 to 99.5 | 12:00 PM December 1, 2006

…”Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa, and his name is Greater Media!” Now on to part two of this simultaneous aircheck. Just for fun I thought it would be cool to put the 99.5 frequency on the right, and the 102.5 frequency […]

Tagged 2006, Boston, Format Change

Frequency Swap in Boston – Part 1: WKLB from 99.5 to 102.5 | 12:00 PM December 1, 2006

Writeup forthcoming – While I usually try to have a comment to go along with things we post here, the explanation of the WKLB/WCRB frequency swap is far too involved for me to finish writing at the moment. It will come, and […]

Tagged 2006, Boston, Format Change