Rhythm Radio (Jayverse)

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Rhythm Radio is an American Radio Network jointly owned by Hearst Communications and Mutual Media is headquartered in Burbank, CA

The network broadcasts music programming oriented towards pre-teens and young teenagers, focusing mainly on current hit music and a heavy emphasis on teen idols; compared to most CHR stations, Rhythm Radio is far more aggressive in playing only current hits and eschews recurrent rotation.


Rhythm Radio was founded on September 7, 1980 in Ten Markets including New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, Minneapolis, MN, Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Salt Lake City, UT the first song being played was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles however the playlist featured Pop Hits as well as Disco and Dance Music as well as a number Show Choir and Choir Drill Songs from various levels from High School and College.

A Nationwide Roll Out Occured the following month with 50 Stations affiliating including 25 of the Top 25 Markets with an Expected 80 Stations by 1982. Rhythm Radio purchased KWFT-AM in Wichita Falls, TX under a surprise move.

Rhythm Radio History of #1's

These Songs hit Number #1 on The Rhythm Radio Top 50 Songs since 1981

1981: Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love

1982: The J. Geils Band - Centerfold

1983: Irene Cara - Flashdance...What a Feeling

1984: Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

1985: Ready for the World - Oh Sheila

1986: Jean Michel-Jarre - Rendez-Vous IV (First Rhythm Radio #1 Song of the Year to have an Instrumental)

1987: Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

1988: Kylie Minogue - The Locomotion

1989: The 1989 Miss Teen USA Choir - Electric Youth (First Rhythm Radio #1 Song of the Year to be sung by pageant girls)

1990: Tracie Marciniak and the UCDA All-Stars - Jump To It (The Opening Number of the 1990 National Choir Drill Championships when it aired on ESPN that year scored #1 during the spring which led to the #1 Song of the 1990)

1991: C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

1992: Cheryl Marcelo - There Will Never Be Another Tonight (OTL Song by Bryan Adams)

1993: Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

1994: The 1994 Miss Teen USA Choir - I Want to Be The Best (Opening Number from the 1994 Miss Teen USA Pageant)

1995: Selena - I Could Fall In Love

1996: Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever

1997: INOJ - Love You Down

1998: She Moves and the 1998 Miss USA Choir - Take Me Higher

1999: One Vo1ce - All Day, All Night

2000: NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye

2001: NSYNC - Pop

2002: Avril Lavigne - Complicated

2003: Hilary Duff - Why Not

2004: Hilary Duff - Come Clean

2005: Jamie Solinger - We Belong Together (The Girl who is Miss Teen USA 1992 went #1 for 2005)

2006: Hannah Montana - The Best of Both Worlds

2007: Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)

2008: Flo Rida ft. T-Pain - Low

2009: Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

2010: Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris - Baby

2011: Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like a Love Song

2012: One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

2013: One Direction - Best Song Ever

2014: Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - Problem

2015: Coral Reef Cudettes - Always Thinking Of You (First Choir Drill Song to hit #1 for the year after 25 years)

2016: Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty

2017: Julia Michaels - Issues

2018: UNLV Rebel Girls & Co - That's Just The Way It Is (First College Choir Drill Squad to hit #1)

2019: Lake Forest Poms - Stop To Love

Jingles for Rhythm Radio

Rhythm Radio had used Jingles done by JAM Creative Productions however Most Rhythm Radio Stations currently uses "New York Fan" which was used since 1990 & "The American Fan" which was used since 2014 respectively.