Bob Garrett, “Hot Hits”(tm) 98 Now WCAU-FM Philadelphia | November 26, 1982

First, a little history. Before the birth of what’s known today as WOGL, 98.1 was home to a heritage set of call letters and a trademarked hot Top 40 format which graced a dozen or so markets from 1977-1986. Mike Josephs’ “Hot […]

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Jim Payne & Mark Davis, Hot Hits 106 WMAR-FM Baltimore | Summer 1984

              One of the great “Hot Hits” ™ formatted CHR stations of the 80s was Mike Joseph’s creation in Baltimore. Today’s “Mix 106.5” got its start as WMAR-FM, an incredibly high-energy hit music station that did, […]

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Billy Burke, Hot Hits 98 WCAU-FM Philadelphia | November 27 1981

  Pure, uncut, Hot Hits! This is what the Hot Hits Format sounded like when radio consultant Mike Joseph installed the format on 98 WCAU-FM in 1981. Lots of energy, lots of the original TM Fusion jingles, and lots of quick jock […]

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Glenn Kalina, Oldies 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia | January 1988

    This short aircheck of Oldies 98 WOGL-FM is from it’s first weeks on the air, back in January 1988, after flipping it’s CHR Format, and dropping its 98 WCAU-FM name. Weeks earlier, in November 1987, WCAU-FM was in a Top 40 […]

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Composite: Final Day as “Hot Hits” “Fire 14”, 1390 WFBL Syracuse | November 15, 1980

Date of Recording: 11.15.1980 Station: 1390 WFBL Syracuse Format: Top 40/CHR Branding: “Hot Hits“(tm) (Wikipedia), “Fire 14” Featured Air Personality: Various Contributor: Steve McVie (Website) Total Time: 11:55 (Telescoped) Airchexx Entry: 1,544 It’s Nine O’Clock, Exciting Todd Parker working NIGHTS!… Curator’s Notes: […]

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Chuck Wagner, 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford | 1981

Date of Recording: 1981 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 96.5 WTIC-FM Hartford, Connecticut, USA Format: CHR Station Slogan: “96 TIC FM“; “Your Music Connection” Featured Air Personality: Chuck Wagner (WWCO/WTIC-FM) Contributor: Paul DiMarco Total Time: 4:19 Airchexx Entry: 1,519 Mike West is gonna […]

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Barsky in the Morning, 98.1 WCAU-FM Philadelphia | July 10, 1984

Date of Recording: 07.10.1984 Station: 98.1 WCAU-FM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Featured Air Personality: Paul Barsky Aircheck Entry: 1,433 “Something’s different this morning. Pretzels and Brew…” Comments: Raise your hand if you remember “Barsky in the Morning”? In Philly or Chicago? Yes, Paul Barsky […]

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Composite: WTIC-FM “96-TICS” Hartford | July 22, 1978

Contributor Steve McVie says this is the one WTIC-FM Hot Hits ™ aircheck he’s most proud of. The audio quality is stunning in this exactly 30 minute long scope showing off consultant Mike Josephs genius as heard in Hartford, Connecticut. Our contributor […]

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Bill Lenke, WTIC-FM Hartford | December, 1978

Bill (Lenke) Lee holds down one of the most envious jobs in all of radio – as the afternoon jock on New York’s 101.1 WCBS-FM, and around the world on CBS’ “Radio” app for mobile phones (yeah, its a modern technology thing…). […]

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Bobby McGee, WTIC-FM Hartford | 1978

…it’s so hot today, I saw a chicken plucking itself “Hitman” Bobby McGee…. did he work at any other New England radio stations? Well, no matter. Here’s another great Hot Hits! ™ jock who fit in perfectly with Mike Josephs’ Hartford format […]

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Lee Roberts, WTIC-FM Hartford | 1978 #2

More Lee Roberts, who was a staple of the early Hot Hits! ™ sound of WTIC-FM in the late 70s. You’ll love the music, but it’s the formatics that always got me! And the most unique set of jingles (made, of course, […]

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Lee Roberts, WTIC-FM “96 TICS” Hartford | 1978

Thanks to Steve McVie out on Cape Cod, one of my all-time favorite stations. Mike Josephs “Hot Hits” ™ formatted CHR WTIC-FM. There are a number of “Hot Hits” stations profiled here and at other web sites, but none quite capture the […]

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