Goodbye Z95.3! Thanks for the great memories.
I just got an email from Z95.3 saying that as of Tuesday, the Z as we know it will be no more. It will be replaced by an all-new format.
I remember when Z95.3 came out. It was originally billed as a dance music station and was the first top 40 FM station in the Lower Mainland. LG73 tried to compete but didn’t last long due to the difference in stereo sound. I still miss the Morning Zoo crew. Anyway, the first song to officially hit the airwaves was “Everybody Dance now” by C&C music factory. Once LG73 died, they changed into a top40 station and was successful for many years. By the time I left UBC, Z95 changed to Z and focussed on playing “Adult hits” to prevent us 20-something yuppies from jumping ship to the Beat 94.5. Since then, I’ve been listening to nothing but Podcasts and CKNW for the political stuff.
Thanks for the memories Z95.3. I hope you become a jazz station the way the Beat 94.5 was supposed to be!