1985 in radio

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The year 1985 in radio involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

  • January 1 – CKLW Windsor, Ontario adopts the Music of Your Life format.
  • February – A fire in downtown Clinton, Iowa destroys the studios for KROS (1340 AM) and KSAY (96.1 FM), knocking both stations off the air for several days. When the station returned to the air in a new studio, the first program was a two-hour show devoted to the fire and volunteers that helped get KROS/KSAY back on the air.
  • March 28 – A Roger Waters concert is broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall. It is the first time that holophonics is used for a live radio broadcast.
  • September 14/15 - Airdate of the famed "dead dog dedication" episode of American Top 40 where during the recording, host Casey Kasem complains about how he didn't like having a Long Distance Dedication to someone who died after an upbeat song (in that case, "Dare Me" by The Pointer Sisters).
  • The year brings other significant changes in Detroit radio, as WDRQ flips from urban contemporary to soft AC as WLTI, and WCLS flips from AC to rock-based Top 40 as WDTX.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLong, Thomas A. (1996). Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-2834-2. P. 251.