WTIX-FM | A Part of the New Orleans Story

WTIX 94.3 FM is New Orleans' Greatest Hits Station. The station is owned by Fleur de Lis Broadcasting and operates at 100,000 watts serving the City of New Orleans, the Gulf South and streaming online at wtixfm.com. The studios are in Metairie, Louisiana.

The WTIX calls came from the legendary Top 40 AM station WTIX 690 AM in New Orleans from the 1950s into 1980s, America's first top 40 radio station.

Michael Costello is general manager and program director at 94.3 WTIX since it premiered on the air in 1995. He also hosts the morning show as "Michael in the Morning" (M&M).

The station is modeled after the original Top 40 AM station the Mighty 690 WTIX, which was a very successful Top 40 outlet in New Orleans. WTIX-FM also adapts the TIX original jingles and a time-honored feature from the old WTIX: the "Chime Time", wherein a chime rang when jocks gave the time on the air. Coincidentally, "Chime Time" was also the staple of Musicradio WABC in its heyday.

WTIX-FM disc jockeys are all veteran broadcasters. Following M&M is Hot Rod Glenn with the mid-day duties, Pal Al Nassar does afternoon drive and JD the DJ, J. Douglas follows with the "Rock and Roll Flight to Midnight."

Sgt. T-Ben's daily segment, "The News You Need Now!," is a tongue-in-cheek mock news report concerning local politicians, national celebrities and various topical news stories, concluding with his signature catchphrase, "but nobody cares." Johnny Tyler does weekends.

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