WAVA’s end as a CHR station is featured here in this celebratory tape sent in by Chris Taylor! The original post used a copy of this aircheck sent to us on cassette by the late Robyn Watts back in 2004. WAVA staffer J.R. Russ also sent in a copy at some point but it’s this master copy on CD that Chris Taylor sent in you hear in this post
Many of the voices heard over the many years that this station was a hit maker are included in this, now LEGENDARY recording of the night it all came to an end. Arlington got ‘SAVED’ this night, and its been preaching salvation ever since.
This features the last night show, aired 6-11pm but doesn’t include the actual format change itself. Essentially, at the end of this recording, the voice says, “Its come to this…..”. There’s a pause, and then WAVA played a new Top of the hour ID and went directly into Christian programming. I’m told that there was a few minutes where the live staff got to say goodbye after the end of the production piece before the TOH, but I can’t find audio of it anywhere.