Willie B. Goode, 95.5 WPLJ New York | October 10, 1986

95.5 New York WPLJ Power 95 Mojo Radio Today's Best Music Scott Shannon

Power 95 is solidly CHR, but not yet Mojo Radio. The jingles will remind you that 95.5 was once WABC-FM, and looking back listening to this, its obvious that ABC was in some way trying to re-create the MusicRadio 77 magic on FM. At least to some small degree.

Willie B is heard on part of this, then its the syndicated “Party America” with Fast Jimi Roberts (unmistakably, Jim Roberts the mid-day guy on 98 1/2 WROR Boston during its Full Service AC days of 1980-81). At six minutes, we barely get a feel for the rhythm of WPLJ. But considering how hot Z100 was in 1986, its little wonder that later, WPLJ would woo Scott Shannon over to the ABC compound.

And, the METS were playing the Red Sox in the World Series. Mets fever broke out everywhere and you can hear the promo that WPLJ did capitalizing on that.