Music Does your town/city still have an "Oldies" radio station?


Code Monkey
Staff member
Mar 20, 2004
I'm in the Philly region (or "Philadelphia, PA" for you out-of-towners :P) and growing up we had some great radio stations to choose from. Even though it went through a few deviations, 98.1 has been mostly serving "oldies" songs. In the late 80's after they rebranded to "WOGL", you could hear anything from 1950's Doo-Wop to early 1980's rock & pop. In the 90's it was expanded to the later 80's as well so you could end up hearing a block of music that included Fats Domino, Jefferson Airplane, Sly & The Family Stone, and Tears for Fears all mixed in. Each subsequent decade more music was added.

It was a station I used to listen to a lot. I think every vehicle I've ever been in since I could drive has always had 98.1 and 93.3 WMMR programmed in it; other stations have come & gone but those two have always been consistent.

Alas, times change. WOGL have changed their format again so now it's basically an 80's only station. Their new slogan jingo is even "Nobody plays more 80's!". Most of the stuff is New Wave & pop with some light rock tossed in. Don't get me wrong, I love the music from that era as does Mrs. Kevin who is the living embodiment of the Bowling for Soup song 1985. :LOL:

These days if I'm not in my car then I'm playing curated music from digital sources and while in the car listening to 80's music is something I don't mind at all but I do miss those days of flipping through stations and hearing a DJ selected block of music that spanned across time & styles. Heck, other than WMMR and maybe one or two others, I'm not even sure how many "local" DJs are even left versus pre-taped segments records out of NY or LA or computer programmed blocks.

What about you guys/gals, do you still have an "oldies" station in your radio market?


1963, 1899 called they want every thing back....
Jul 20, 2017
FM 92.5 kzps, 98.7 klove, 100.3 fm, Jack fm, all oldies, all great! We have a nice UNT college station at 88.1 frequency modulation playing jazz. great for the shop!:cool:
Jan 13, 2018
I listen to 4 different oldies stations in Texarkana--95.1 is KEWL which is oldies, 98.1 is KTAL which is classic rock, 105.5 is KNAS also oldies. Lastly 106.3 is KYGL and also classic rock.
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