> My opinion on Q101 (WJDQ) flippin' a heritage to Q95.1
was flat out dumb. In Meridian Q101 has always (before
clear channel, before broadcasters and publishers, even
back when don partrage ran it, he branded every ones
brain as it being "the hottest hits" ...
Uhhhh, not quite correct. Q101 became Q101 on June 6, 1979. It flipped from WDAL-FM, an automated easy-listening format called "The Entertainers." I know, I was there. B&P owned the station at the time and Don Partridge was co-owner and GM. There was no "Q101" before June 6, 1979. The original lineup consisted of me doing mornings, Bill Loggins in middays, puking Brock Boulette in PM drive, John something from 7-Mid and still-in-high-school Jack Watkins doing overnights. Maureen Christian did news. It was a wild ride.
It was John Chomie at night.... and I think Lisa Landau did 10p-2am....
I heard the station the moment it came on the air..... will remember it always.
What do I think about the flip from Q101 to MISS101 (if anyone cared)?
I don't know. I have a special place in my heart for the Meridian area 'cause its home..... but damn! There's like 20 active signals in the market controlled by a couple of groups....it's fairly bland and nothing really sounds exciting to me (of course I'm not 16 anymore either). I think that if CC wanted to they could have just blown up the 95 frequency and started over with that. It covers Lauderdale county and if you are playing the Arb game- who cares if they can hear you in Carthage or Laurel. In addition to good programming it's all about marketing and promotions-standing out among the 20 signals on my dial. Whatever happened to the Chunky River Raft Race? Peace out.