RJ’s Disco USA Salutes
The Great Radio Stations of the Disco Era
It’s a shame it couldn’t have lasted forever
KBIG-FM 104.3 Burbank, CA called itself disco but was really an MOR station
KUTE 101.9 Glendale/Los Angeles, CA, was one of the two disco stations in L.A. but played a mix of rock, soul and disco.
KIIS 102.7 Los Angeles, CA, was one of the two disco stations in L.A. but played a mix of rock and disco.
KOCN-FM 104.9 (now at 105.1) Pacific Grove, CA, featured a mix of MOR and disco
WLEQ 95.9 Bonita Springs, FL (ALL DISCO)
WYOR 105.1 Coral Gables/Miami, FL (now Hot 105) had a mix of MOR and disco<
WSWF 107.1 Lehigh Acres, FL, formerly WCKT (country) until 1979 when it became a disco station. In 1985 its call letters were changed to WOOJ. In 1989 it was flipped back to WCKT and country.
KISS 108, Tampa, FL
WEEJ 100.1 Port Charlotte, FL (ALL DISCO)
WVEE 103.3 Atlanta, GA, formerly WPLO-FM until 1976, but was briefly an ALL DISCO station in the late 1970s following its call-letter change
WPGA 100.9 Perry, GA (ALL DISCO)
WLAK-FM 93.9 Chicago, Ill. was disco in the late 1970s. Became WLIT-FM in 1989
WDAI 94.7 Chicago. From 1970 until 1978 it had been the all-rock WLS-FM. It was disco from 1978 to 1980 and went to an all-hits format as WRCK; now the station is known as WXCD
WTPC 89.7 Elsah, Ill., was disco and soul
WDHS 90.9 Gaston, IN. Played a mixture of rock and disco
WIKS-FM 99.5 Greenfield/Indianapolis, IN "Kiss-FM" was disco from April 14, 1979 until 1982 when it became WSMJ. It’s now known as WZPL
WBDG 90.9 Indianapolis, IN "Disco 91" (ALL DISCO)
WZYQ 103.9 Braddock Heights, MD (rock and disco)
WKTK 102.7 Baltimore, MD, was disco from 1977 to 1979
WGRT 107.1 Federalsburg/Danville, MD
WKHS 90.5 Worton, MD. Now a translator of WXPN programming but featured rock and disco
WBOS 92.3 FM Boston, MA, the first station in Boston to become a disco station, had that format in 1977 & 1978
WXKS 107.9 "Kiss 108" Boston/Medford, MA, the second station in Boston to become a disco station, had the format in 1979 only
WMAS 94.7 Springfield, MA (rock and disco)
WCHB-AM 1200 Taylor (near Detroit), Mich., experimented with a disco-based format
WGRF 99.3 Pleasantville/Atlantic City, NJ, (rock and disco)
WAYV 95.1 Atlantic City, NJ, full-time disco in 1979 and 1980 "The Rhythm of South Jersey"
WOKO 1290 AM, Albany, NY was a disco station from 1978 to 1980, then went country.
WABC-FM (a/k/a WPLJ) 95.5 in NYC played disco records in the late 1970s.
WRKS 98.7 "99X" NYC, played some disco mixed in with Top 40.
WPIX-FM 101.9 "Disco 102" in NYC
WKTU 92.3 FM "Disco 92" in NYC, was the first full-time disco station in the U.S. The format lasted from July 24, 1978 to Sept. 1979
WBLS-FM 107.5 in NYC, played lots of disco with its R&B.
WPEG 97.9 Concord, NC, was disco in 1978 and 1979 (ALL DISCO)
WDMT 107.7 Cleveland, OH was "Disco 108" from 1976 to 1978 started as WNOB. Now known as WENZ.
WOKV 103.5 Hamilton, OH. Had originally been WHOH and then WYCH before becoming WOKV in 1978; went all disco from 1979 to 1981. Now known as WGRR.
WKST 96.1 Pittsburgh, PA. From 1976 until 1978 it simulcast WTAE-AM programming (as WTAE-FM) in the daytime until 7 p.m. each night when the station turned into "Disco 96"
WAMO 105.9 (now 106.7) Pittsburgh, PA was ALL DISCO in the late 1970s
WMSS 91.1 Middleton, PA. college/school station (rock and disco)
WPWT 91.7 Philadelphia, PA, was or featured disco for most of the late 1970s
WCAU-FM 98.1 Philadelphia, PA, "Fascinatin’ Rhythm" ALL DISCO from 1976 to 1981
WZZD 100 (f/k/a WIBG 99) Philadelphia, PA, Disco from Sept 9, 1977 until 1980
WREI 98.3 Quebradillas, Puerto Rico (ALL DISCO)
WCTD-LP 96.9 FM, Westerly/Ashaway, R.I. "96.9 The Party" played disco from 2004 to 2005; station is now known as WBLQ 96.7
KRLY 93.7 Houston, TX, rock but also included disco until the spring of 1980.
KMJQ 102.1 Clear Lake City, TX (rock and disco from 1977 to 1980).
KKDA 104.5 Dallas, TX, became a disco station Dec. 22, 1976 until 1978 "K-104 is Disco"
KNOK 107.5 Fort Worth, TX. In and around 1978 it was a disco station and identified its format as "disco and more". The station has since gone out of business.
WOWI 102.9 Newport News, VA (disco and soul)
WKYS 93.9 Washington, DC "Disco 93.9" (ALL DISCO)
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