Top Ten Tuesday: WIZM (93.3 FM, LaCrosse, WI), 9/27/80

WIZM-FM is still on the air in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and still plays a Top 40/Contemporary Hits Radio format. Of some interest is that it is the Local Primary station for the Emergency Alert System. This caused some problems later…

In 2013 shortly after the Emergency Alert System Zombie Attack incident in 3 states, One of WIZM-FM’s on-air personalities accidentally triggered the EAS on its local CBS station WKBT-DT by airing a recording of the false Zombie Attack message during its morning show. During the show shortly after the incident, the hosts’ laughter was heard in the audio relayed. But it was relayed in an accidental false alarm.

Anyway…. here’s their Top Ten from September 27, 1980.

  1. Queen, “Another One Bites The Dust”
  2. Robbie Dupree, “Hot Rod Hearts”
  3. Olivia Newton-John, “Xanadu”
  4. Carly Simon, “Jesse”
  5. Rolling Stones, “Emotional Rescue”
  6. Eddie Rabbitt, “Driving My Life Away”
  7. Waylon Jennings “Good Ol’ Boys (theme from The Dukes Of Hazzard)”
  8. Christopher Cross, “Sailing”
  9. Diana Ross, “Upside Down”
  10. Air Supply, “All Out Of Love”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for September 27, 2022.

3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: WIZM (93.3 FM, LaCrosse, WI), 9/27/80

  1. I am familiar with most of these, John. I can’t say that most are on a playlist today. I hadn’t switched to country yet, but some of these would have sent me to Morning Pro Musica, or All Things Considered, depending on which commute I was stuck in.


    1. I thought a couple of these were noteworthy, namely “Hot Rod Hearts” and “Driving My Life Away,” but the rest (including Queen) were a bit of a snoozefest. At least the video for “Xanadu” was kind of cute…

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