KJJO-FM 104.1 Minneapolis MN State Fair 1988

Every radio geek looked forward to the Minnesota State Fair!  “Normal” people came for the rides and the food.  But we came to check out the radio station booths and DJ’s!  Back in the 1980s, nearly all Twin Cities stations maintained a presence at the fair. 

Michael Cross did 6-10PM at Hot Rockin’ 104.  This station came out of nowhere in 1987 and dominated 12-24 males.  I believe at one point, they showed up with a 7 share, 12+.  This was shortly before Cross left for Dallas to become part of the ZRock satellite network.  It was just before the tape ran out, so this is all I have.  But it’s enough to hear Michael give the Legal ID, followed by that infamous “THE Twin Cities ROCKER” sweeper, voiced by Joe Kelly.

This was received and recorded from Apple Valley, MN, using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Alliance U-100 Tenna Rotor, Belden RG59 ultra low loss coaxial cable, a Sears stereo cassette deck, and BASF 60 minute normal bias tape.


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    KJJO’s ratings improved with their classic hits format, but the station was still not making much of an impact in the market.

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