Power 99 upped the game and took it from Z-93. Power 99 wasn't afraid to make their own hits instead of relying on indies and trades and other stations.
That is the truth. Do you remember when Power 99
played "Situation" by Yaz? It was not a hit yet they felt it matched their sound at the time; then a few weeks later Z-93
started playing it. (Situa
Gawd, Power 99 was such a great station; we didn't know what we had at the time. Z-93 was good but don't think it ever matched Power 99 in terms of being larger-than-life.
Another great station will always be 99X
, though. Their imaging, energy and sound, especially when they switched on were second to none.
I wonder if today's teens and 20-somethings are passionate about today's stations: V103, Star, Hot107.9, Q100, etc., like we were with X, Power, Fox, etc.