I've read all the B96 surveys that were published on those magazines and out of all those songs from that WBMX aircheck, half of them were also played on B96 based on the surveys I read. There's also a likelihood of songs being played despite not showing up on a survey.
WBMX playlist from August 1986
in comparison, here's a Z95 playlist from the same month
Here's a B96 survey in April 1984. Compared to what was heard or mentioned that WBMX 1984 aircheck, B96 only played Shannon's Let the Music Play (They still played that one as an 80s flashback in the 90s) and probably that Naked Eyes and Hall & Oates song.
Here's a full aircheck of WBMX in Nov 1987. I wonder if Sal or other WBMX fans/historians are aware of this one.
Out of all those songs on that aircheck, I spotted four that were also played on B96. I've also read some of Z95's playlists from the 80s though not as thoroughly as B96 playlists.
Levert - Casanova (Z95 also played this one)
Tony Terry - She's Fly
Shanice - Baby Tell Me Can You Dance
Deja - You And Me Tonight
While on the subject on WBMX, what Chicago house records were played on regular rotation on WBMX (or WGCI) outside the mixes? I'm way too young to remember 80s WBMX as I grew up listening to 90s B96 and later on Energy 92.7.
Chip E - If You Only Knew
Farley Jackmaster Funk - Love Can't Turn Around
JM Silk - Let the Music Take Control
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