Kid's new thing to say is that "we are breaking away from what we usually do, to bring the station two hours of 80s hits" -as if he is part of the regular airstaff. It's as if he wants to deny it is a syndicated show. Kind of like AT40. Weird.
I missed this until today, but Backtrax USA is back on in the # 1 market in the USA. A custom 3 hour version of the 80s show airs 9p-Midnight Sundays on WCBS FM.
I could be wrong... could it be because WCBS has more load commercials that it made 3 hours?
No, it's not that. Backtrax USA already has an absurd amount of breaks and local spots (I think they give the affiliates 8 minutes an hour whereas most shows give 5). In fact, WCBS rolls through segments without breaking and then adds extra local content at the end of the hour. It may actually be a 4 hour 80s show. I messaged WCBS to ask more, I doubt I will hear back but it never hurts.