DX openings from WZOK, WKFR, WNDV, WDEK and WBUS were the best we had in this area for several years. Smaller market heritage signals seemed to be the ones that survived the 90s without flipping to Hot AC or otherwise.
What is now WXSS in June 1998 and WCBR-WBRO in November of 1998 changed that. The timing could have not been more perfect. There was a seemingly endless amount of pop music that got people excited at the time.
There was a lot of pure pop. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Jordan Knight, LFO, Britney Spears, Five, 98°, Jennifer Lopez, Robbie Williams, Christina Aguilera, etc.
It was combined with another endless amount Pop-Rock bands like Sugar Ray, Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Sister Hazel, Barenaked Ladies and Singer-Songwriter Pop-Rock like Edwin McCain, Jewel, Alanis, Shawn Mullins.
Then we had just enough Pop-Friendly R&B and Hip-Hop such as Brandy, Monica, Will Smith, Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, K-Ci & JoJo, Debrah Cox. Even movie soundtracks were making huge hits at the time. The period between 1997 and 2002 was an amazing time for Top-40 radio. No doubt about it. It was also the last before the digital world.
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