WIZM-FM 93.3 La Crosse WI Linda Austin 1988

“The New Z93” in the summer of 1988! Originally, I thought this was Samantha Strong, back in her earlier days at WIZM. But Sam wrote and told me this is actually Linda Austin who was subbing on overnights at the time. Thanks, Sam!  Keith Carr and the Breakfast Club is promoted here. I’m guessing Keith must have been pretty young at the time this aircheck was made!

This was received from my location in Apple Valley, MN.  I used a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Winegard 10 element FM yagi antenna, Alliance U-100 Tenna Rotor, and Belden ultra low loss RG59 coaxial cable.  The recording was made to a Sears stereo cassette deck with a BASF 60 minute normal bias tape.


2 thoughts on “WIZM-FM 93.3 La Crosse WI Linda Austin 1988

  1. Samantha Strong

    I wish I could take credit, that was Linda Austin subbing for overnites, by the summer of ’88 I had been hosting the night shift for a year and a half. Linda went on to do major market stuff. I saw her this summer, she’s out of radio, but still has that fantastic voice. Keith and I are currently mornings on Classic Hits 94.7…celebrating 20 years doing the show together in Feb of 2010.

  2. Drew

    Hi Sam,

    Thanks. I’ll change it. Linda sounds like you on that aircheck. I wasn’t 100% sure when I posted it, but a few other people also thought it was you. So, I went with that. Couldn’t remember for sure whether you were nights or overnights at that point. I knew you were PD a few years later.

    Congrats on the upcoming 20 year anniversary! As you know, that’s an eternity in radio…or ANY job these days!


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