Classic Hits (ABC radio network)

Classic Hits (ABC radio network)

Infobox Network

network_name = Classic Hits
country = United States
network_type = Radio network
available = National
owner = ABC Radio Networks
(through Citadel Broadcasting)
key_people =
launch_date = 1981
founder =
past_names = Pure Gold, Oldies Radio
brand =
website = []

Classic Hits (formerly known as Pure Gold & Oldies Radio) is an American radio network with an Oldies format. It plays primarily pop and rock hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Classic Hits is a property of ABC Radio Networks (through Citadel Broadcasting). DJs include Jay Fox, Maria Danza, Dave Michaels, Teresa Brown, Ron Foster, Mike Preston, Lou Warren, Randy Fuller, Dwayne Dancer and Larry King.


Satellite Music Network first started the format in 1981 as "Pure Gold", playing oldies from the early 1950s to the late 1960s. ABC Radio has absorbed SMN in 1989 and in the 1990s, it has changed to "Oldies Radio", tweaking the format to its current playlist and to this day despite the name change to "Classic Hits"; it has still maintained its current playlist.

Its sister format The True Oldies Channel airs pop music from the 1950s to early 80s that were recently dropped by "Classic Hits".

ample Hour of Programming

*"Stayin' Alive" - The Bee Gees
*"Strawberry Fields Forever" - The Beatles
*"Proud Mary" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
*"Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing" - Stevie Wonder
*"You're So Vain" - Carly Simon
*"Fooled Around and Fell In Love" - Elvin Bishop
*"I Got You (I Feel Good)" - James Brown
*"You're No Good" - Linda Ronstadt
*"Baby I Need Your Loving" - Johnny Rivers
*"Lowdown" - Boz Scaggs
*"Rock Your Baby" - George McCrae
*"Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" - The Temptations
*"Keep It Comin' Love" - KC and the Sunshine Band
*"The Letter" - The Box Tops
*"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum
*"Margaritaville" - Jimmy Buffett

Affiliates (partial list)

*Abbeville, South Carolina - WZLA-FM
*Bowie, Texas - KNTX
*Brookville, Pennsylvania - WKQL
*Cassopolis, Michigan - WGTO
*Clinchco, Virginia - WDIC-FM
*Crossville, Tennessee - WAEW
*Devils Lake, North Dakota - KDVL
*Forest City, Pennsylvania - WQFN
*Grafton, North Dakota - KAUJ
*Kearney, Nebraska - KKPR
*Ketchikan, Alaska - KFMJ
*Jackson, Alabama - WHOD
*Lake Havasu City, Arizona - KRCY
*Malone, New York - WICY
*Minot, North Dakota - KRRZ
*Morgantown, West Virginia - WCLG
*Nanticoke, Pennsylvania - WQFM
*Narrows, Virginia - WZFM
*Truro, Massachusetts - WGTX
*Utica, New York - WODZ
*Odessa, Texas - KMCM
*Midland, Texas - KMCM

Competitor Networks

*Classic Hits by Jones Radio Networks
*Oldies Plus by Waitt Radio Networks
*Kool Gold by Dial Global

External links

* [ Official Site]

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