WIAL-FM 94.1 Eau Claire Wisconsin 1982

Shortly before this aircheck was recorded, WIAL flipped from it’s long running automated Beautiful Music format to Hot AC.  In doing so, they became a direct competitor to WBIZ (Z100) across town.  Notice how “live personalities ’round the clock” is emphasized in their presentation.  WIAL’s AM sister station was WEAQ-790, a Top 40 outlet during the 1970s.

I grabbed this from Apple Valley, MN, using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Winegard 10 element FM yagi antenna, Alliance U-100 tenna rotor, and Belden RG59 ultra low loss coaxial cable.  The recording was made on a Technics stereo cassette deck with Scotch Dynarange 90 tape.


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