1985 in radio
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The year 1985 in radio involved some significant events.
- January 1 – CKLW Windsor, Ontario adopts the Music of Your Life format.
- February – A fire in downtown Clinton, Iowa destroys the studios for KSAY (96.1 FM) and KROS-AM (1340 AM), 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.
- 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.
- WZLX (100.7 FM) in Boston debuts with the classic rock format.
- Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich debuts with Bit, byte, gebissen, the first radio program on computer topics in Germany.
- In July, after stunting with Christmas carols, WKJJ-FM "Magic 100" Louisville, Kentucky flips from Adult Contemporary to CHR as WDJX.
- WJJF/1180-Hope Valley signs on on October 5.
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