WQSR - 102.7 Jack FM
On May 4, 2005, Baltimore's Oldies 102.7 WQSR flipped formats to Variety Hits as 102.7 Jack FM. WQSR had been an Oldies station for several years, first on the 105.7 frequency in Baltimore and then moving to 102.7 in September 2001. Infinity Broadcasting obtained the station in 1998.
According to sources within Infinity (now CBS Radio), the decision came from corporate (it was not locally made). The decision became final at 9:30 AM. At 9:50, all of the imaging elements were uploaded to a Infinity FTP site, along with the Selector logs (pre-scheduled), and the new hard drives with the music were installed on the back-up AV servers. The Chief Engineer went into the studio and was personally punching in the songs before the flip.
The final song played was "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam. That was followed by 30 minutes of stunting and then the launch of 102.7 Jack FM. The first song played as Jack was "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran.
On December 15, 2008, CBS Radio announced that it was trading WQSR to Clear Channel as part of a complicated, multi-market station trade designed to allow Clear Channel to avoid ownership cap issues with the Department of Justice.
Station Website: 1027jackfm.com
Streaming Audio: Available via the website
Special Audio: WQSR Legal ID (TopHour.com)
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