Re: Wish they'd do this for B-96
I disagree that B96 played more hip hop than Hot 97 during the mid-90s onward. As Mainstream Top 40 got more niche in the 90s, so did Rhythmic top 40 (or Dance Top 40 as Billboard once call it). The West Coast stations like Power 106 in LA and KMEL in San Francisco embraced the booming West Coast rap scene (Dre, Snoop, Ice Cube, etc.) while Hot 97 became an essential part of the East Coast hip hop scene (Notorious BIG, Nas, etc.). They didn't call those stations "Where Hip Hop Lives" for nothing. Some of those urban-leaning rhythmics sounded more Urban Contemporary than Top 40.
There were two types of Rhythmic pop station that emerged during the 90s: Hip Hop/Urban leaning (such as Hot 97 and Power 106 post-93) and dance/pop-leaning (B96, Miami's Power 96, an later on NY's WKTU fall here).
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