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PLAY WHTZ Z-100 Morning Zoo, July 26, 1985 (46:46)

. . . when you screw the public, that's the lowest form of humanity . . .

[Description by Uncle Ricky]

Listening to this 45 minutes of The Morning Zoo on New York's Z-100, it's hard to believe that within a few years, the dominant format in popular music radio would be iPod-programmed ghetto-oriented hip-hop. There's lots of percussive Pop/Rock here, great jingles, and lengthy "personality" segments. The spot for European Vacation is a nostalgic reminder of the Chevy Chase film comedies.

Saginaw Michigan's WSAM sends early second birthday wishes to Scott Shannon, Ross Brittain and the Zoo crew, and Mr. Leonard shows up to claim credit for Rick Springfield's upcoming appearance.

Around this time, most would agree that Top 40 had been re-born as CHR, and this station was a much-touted example of the best of class. With the exception of one sloppy music-to-music seque, just a few days short of their second birthday, Z-100 sounded GREAT!

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