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My 96.3

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My 96.3

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Could it be possible that 96.3 would reimage and become My 96.3, Like the Cumulus Bay City station WHNN My 96.1, Just a thought.



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Re: My 96.3

Post by RayQix » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:38 pm

Would love to see “the planet” return..... at least on HD2 again instead of WjR simulcast.


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Re: My 96.3

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:43 pm

Yes, The Planet was cool, Do you remember a DJ named Lenny the Snake Man? This was around 1996 in the summer.



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Re: My 96.3

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:52 pm

The "modern hits" era of the Planet was fucking horrible. No thanks!!! Watching paint dry was more interesting than listening to 96.3.

Never had a chance to listen to the station when it was a true alternative rock station. Sounds like the station was a lot better in the mid 90's.

WDVD is a very successful brand. They're one of the stations that helped put Magic 105.1 out of business. Unless ratings unexpectedly sink, I would not expect any name change.


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Re: My 96.3

Post by RayQix » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:02 pm

Mid-90’s saw it be more Planet after the Hip-hop era that 1990-1 heard coming from that frequency.

My tastes go across the dial so.... Planet is just one of a few things I’d like to hear again on normal radio.

Would love to have a Jazz station back instead of the same old same old again.


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Re: My 96.3

Post by Mega Hertz » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:53 pm

Is it broke? Does it need to be fixed?

Cumulus doesn't surprise me much. They always have a solution in search of a problem. I miss 96.3's Channel X formatics. They were on fire from 1994-96.


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Re: My 96.3

Post by BKRPDM » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:56 pm

RadioKev wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Yes, The Planet was cool, Do you remember a DJ named Lenny the Snake Man? This was around 1996 in the summer.
I do. “Lenny the Psychotic Snake” arrived at the end of the “Channel X” formatting, which was fantastic, IMO.



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Re: My 96.3

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:00 pm

I know him he used to shop at one of my stores back in the 90’s, He was a great dude.I think he’s out of radio now.



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Re: My 96.3

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:01 pm

...and then Disney/ABC had to ruin that by flipping the station to a tightly-playlisted, ultra-conservative Modern AC. :x :x :x


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Re: My 96.3

Post by IIN4MU » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:52 pm

Could it be possible that your 486th (!!!) post will not be of the inane, speculative variety??



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Re: My 96.3

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:07 pm

And I’m a bad person for speculating 🤔 shame on me.



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Re: My 96.3

Post by stopnswop2 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:37 pm

Disney/ABC ?


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Re: My 96.3

Post by Chris1980 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:04 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:52 pm
The "modern hits" era of the Planet was fucking horrible. No thanks!!! Watching paint dry was more interesting than listening to 96.3.

Never had a chance to listen to the station when it was a true alternative rock station. Sounds like the station was a lot better in the mid 90's.

WDVD is a very successful brand. They're one of the stations that helped put Magic 105.1 out of business. Unless ratings unexpectedly sink, I would not expect any name change.
It was an interesting listen, to say the least, during the 1994-95 time period when Rick Gillette was still PD and Mark Jackson was still doing the music (both holdovers from the 96.3 Jamz ChURban format who had been with then-WHYT since the Power 96 days). It wasn't all grunge and Green Day; they played quite a few dance records mixed in - I can recall "Another Night" by Real McCoy, "Scatman" by Scatman John and even "Juke Joint Jezebel" by KMFDM in rotation. They actually still reported to Radio & Records as a CHR for much of that time (I think they switched over to the Alternative panel by the start of '96) and the on-air sound was still very CHR-like, especially at night. They even had a "top 7 at 7:47" countdown for a while.

I enjoyed the Planet mainly for the classic alternative "flashback" programming. The rest of it was just 95.5 without Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.



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Re: My 96.3

Post by Mega Hertz » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:18 am

https://youtu.be/fTUctfOt7HA

CHR formatics with alternative rock music. Beau is a true pro. Dig this from 1994.


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Re: My 96.3

Post by Mega Hertz » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:23 am

https://youtu.be/t2xhYRi4NlI

And this one is to give MW a migraine. Hope you have some paint that needs watching!


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