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#1 Baltimatt

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:46 PM

Hit Radio

Radio station WCHH-FM (104.3) changed format this week going to an Top 40 hits playlist. The story here is a fairly straightforward one of the former home to alternative music continuing to lose ratings ground to Baltimore's 98 Rock.

The Clear Channel station that is now packaged as Z104.3 will feature such artists as Britney Spears, Kanye West, Jay Z, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Black Eyed Peas.


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#2 jadedsue

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:35 PM

what was it before? i cant remember?

#3 John Henneman

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 12:43 AM

what was it before? i cant remember?


Alternative music

#4 Nightman

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:54 PM

Bad Alternative Grungy music, not the stuff the old WHFS used to play. I'd wish CBS Radio would dump or move ElZol and bring back WHFS to 99.1. The station used to get decent ratings in Baltimore before the format flip to Spanish.

#5 foreverfree

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:45 AM

I miss

"What's the phrase that pays?"
"Baltimore's Best - B104 Means Music"

Remember seeing Coke-sponsored bumper stickers with that slogan?

ff

#6 lanaloo

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:16 PM

FM radio is dead.

#7 Dean

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:00 PM

FM radio is dead.


it is?why is that i listen to it everyday.

#8 alien bird

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:27 PM

it is?why is that i listen to it everyday.


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#9 Baltimorebirdfan3689

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:14 AM

Bad Alternative Grungy music, not the stuff the old WHFS used to play. I'd wish CBS Radio would dump or move ElZol and bring back WHFS to 99.1. The station used to get decent ratings in Baltimore before the format flip to Spanish.


CBS Radio does not own ElZol or 99.1

CBS has WWMX (106.5), WLIF (101.9), WCBS (105.7), as well as WCBS-AM (1300)
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#10 Baltimatt

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:09 AM

CBS Radio does not own ElZol or 99.1

CBS has WWMX (106.5), WLIF (101.9), WCBS (105.7), as well as WCBS-AM (1300)


The last two are WJZ-FM and WJZ, respectively. WCBS is assigned to the CBS stations in New York.
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#11 skeemer

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:37 AM

I was pretty disappointed when the format changed. I can't stand 98 rock, as they play way too much terribad hair metal and AC/DC.

Now I'm stuck with just one alternative station (DC 101), which is a great station, but not enough.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:01 AM

don't any of you get 103.1 WRNR? i know it's pretty sketchy around the DC beltway, but i thought it covered most of baltimore? the owner is the original owner of old school 99.1 from back in the 80s...many of the old 99.1 d.j.s are now at 103.1.

#13 A-KOMA

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:03 PM

don't any of you get 103.1 WRNR? i know it's pretty sketchy around the DC beltway, but i thought it covered most of baltimore? the owner is the original owner of old school 99.1 from back in the 80s...many of the old 99.1 d.j.s are now at 103.1.


WTMD 89.7 TSU is another alternative.....

I hate to use that term....DC101 and 98Rock used to be (back in the day) more "typical" rock stations with classic and new rock mixed

somehow alternative became more mainstream IMHO of course

#14 skeemer

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:11 PM

On a similar topic, I will fight anyone to the death who says Roche is not the best DJ (not talk host) on the radio in the Balt/Wash metro area.

He might be the funniest person I've ever heard on the radio.



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#15 naive

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:01 PM

TMD is the best station in town..

Commercial free, listener supported.. It don't get better that that!

#16 sonofboh

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:15 PM

Bad Alternative Grungy music, not the stuff the old WHFS used to play. I'd wish CBS Radio would dump or move ElZol and bring back WHFS to 99.1. The station used to get decent ratings in Baltimore before the format flip to Spanish.


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:11 PM

The last two are WJZ-FM and WJZ, respectively. WCBS is assigned to the CBS stations in New York.


You are right, I mixed them up with the affiliation with CBS Radio. It's actually WJZ-FM (105.7 The Fan) and WJZ-AM (1300 AM ESPN Radio)
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#18 Sir Jazzalot

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:08 PM

thank God for sattelite radio.
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