95.1 WAPE-FM Jacksonville

Traine on the legendary Big Ape! WAPE-FM, that is! 95.1 picked up the CHR, er, Top 40 format where 690 left off two decades earlier. This particular weekend, it’s “Big Ape’s 80s Backtracks Weekend”! Similar to what some stations were doing with ‘Whatever Weekends” in the middle 2000s to counter-program the emerging “Jack-FM”(tm) stations, WAPE-FM is doing a flashback of all 80s tunes. Good ones, too!

No jingles on this particular aircheck, but the imaging is good, and Trane has a great set of pipes!


By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

4 thoughts on “Traine on the Radio, 95.1 WAPE-FM Jacksonville (FL) | Undated”
  1. aside from being heavy on radio ads, I enjoyed this aircheck….the auto commercial indicates that this came from the Fall of 1996

  2. Trane Was one of the smoothest talking, excellent transitional radio personality, who left a great mark on the Big Ape in the late 80s. i looked forward to hearing him every time he was on. trane had a listener friendly voice, and would fit radio-banter into impossible seconds, between songs impeccable timing….which made him a master of his craft. he is sadly missed by real radio professionals who had the chance to hear him or know him. thank you TRAINE for inspiring me in my future doing voice overs.you were one of the greatest. and i have never forgotten you.i found my voice because of you… GOD-BLESS.

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