Wednesday, March 14, 2007

93.1 History

This is the eleventh station history post.

This time, I will be posting a history of 93.1 which was once home to “Star 93.1”, a good CHR station with Toddzilla heard nightly.

93.1 History

93.1 signed on the air in 1989 as WCKS, a soft AC station known as “The New 93 Kiss FM”. The station played the best of the 60s, 70s, and today at the time. The station even played some classic rock music during their time as “93 Kiss FM”.

On December 5, 1990, WCKS became WWZZ with a CHR format as “Z-93”. For a short time, “Z-93” was an active rock station. They played country music before they went back to CHR just a few months later. On May 23, 1991, WWZZ became WWST along with a new name “Star 93.1”. The station featured a lot of good jocks including one who was a DJ at WKSF in Asheville, North Carolina and it was Toddzilla who does evenings at “Star 102.1”.

On February 9, 2001, WWST swapped frequencies with WMYU. While WWST moved to 102.1 with the “Star 102.1” name, WMYU moved to 93.1 with the “Oldies 93.1” name. The station played oldies as “Oldies 93.1” from 2001 until 2003. That year, WMYU changed formats from oldies to hot AC as “93.1 The Point”. The hot AC is still around today and 93.1 will be remembered as a great top 40 station.


Radio History Guru said...

WCKS-FM (93 KISS) did not debut in 1987. WCKS and the 93.1 frequency did not come on the air until early January of 1989.

Todd said...

Thanks Derrick! You have more "free time" than an paroled convict! But you do have the facts!

WWST/Star 102.1

Scott said...

Radio lost a true talent today. Todd Hubbard aka Toddzilla passed on today at 12:55pm Jan 23rd,2009 at the young age of 47 from liver failure. He was also battling COPD for the past 5 yrs. He was my best friend. I had the pleasure of working with Toddzilla at 4 radio stations. WKZL in Winston Salem,NC, WXLK (K92) in Roanoke,VA, Power 93 in Greenville,SC and 99.9 KISS FM in Ashville,NC. He retired in January of 2008 from Star 93.1 in Knoxville,TN after 14 yrs. You can check out his website and listen to some of his airchecks at until June of 2010. He will be missed dearly.

"Scott Richards" McCarthy