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Hot Mix Classics Channel On WBMX.COM

By on January 18, 2017
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NOTE: Please note that this is not the LIVE RADIO BROADCAST HEARD ON 102.3 FM over the weekends in the Chicagoland area. This is a channel on WBMX.COM that lets you hear mixes around the clock here and in our app.

To listen to “Classic Hits, Throwbacks And More” all weekend long on 102.3 FM where they feature the Saturday Night Live Ain’ No Jive Chicago Dance Party on Saturday Nights at 7PM – CLICK HERE.

You can listen to mixes all the time here, the radio is a different animal, programmed by us here.

It’s the Hot Lunch Mix, Friday Night Jams and Saturday Night Live Ain’ No Jive Chicago Dance Party around the clock on this channel. A channel filled with nothing but mixes from the Hot Mix 5 and others who graced the airwaves on WBMX back in the day as well as the mixes heard each weekend on 102.3 FM | 1530 AM.

The original Hot Mix 5 members were assembled by Lee Michaels back in 1981. The DJ team consisted of Mickey Mixin’ Oliver, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Scott Smokin’ Silz, Ralphi The Razz Rosario and Kenny Jammin’ Jason.

Along with them, there were guest mixers including Sal Amato, Jimmy Perna, Alex Childs, Xavier Gold, Fast Eddie, Julian Jumpin’ Perez who’d go on to win the battle of the DJS in 1984 and fill the void left by Scott Smokin’ Silz who left in 1982.

Many of the LIVE mixes you’ll hear on this channel were recorded by fans just like you from back in the day on WBMX AM and FM.

If you have cassettes from back in the day you’d like to submit to us to convert digitally, hit us up! We’ll give you the details on what to do, we’ll convert them for you, turn them into MP3’s and send them all back to you with love.

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For those who want mixes on demand, we present to you mix after great mix after great mix by many who were featured on WBMX back in the day and others who’ve done a stellar job of reppin’ the old skool “in the mix,” WBMX style below.


OLD SCHOOL JAMZ CHANNEL (Best of 70’s & 80’s R&B, Soul & Funk)
The Spinnners, Barry White, The O’Jays, Rick James, Frankie Smith, The Whispers, Zapp, Luther Vandross, Jeffrey Osborne, Phyllis Hyman, James Brown and more.

All mixes from the original members of the Hot Mix 5 on demand anytime you want them.


  1. Rafael Carrera

    May 1, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I love to listen to I hope that in the future WBMX.COM will play the mixes of BAD BOY BILL on Friday nights instead of Thursday nights. Don’t get me wrong, D.J. Payback is great but, BAD BOY BILL IS THE BEST mixer the radio has ever had (MY OPINION). Make a poll of the best D.J. ever. That will speak for the audience and,I know that if you make this change it would improve you’re listening audience. I’m one of those people that would agree. He knows how to mix the house music of old and new and knows how to move the crowd.He has heart and SOUL! Please program director, make this change. My name is Rafael Carrera and continue to improve this one and only AWSOME radio station with many FLAYVAS.

  2. Le Cochon Bleu

    July 4, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Great music, thanks. But it would be excellent to really have a tracklist history of what you’ve played, maybe today, or at least in the last hour.

    “Now playing”, and “See what played in the last hour below” only show “Loading” all of the time on any device I use.

    • PD

      August 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      tracklist is now fixed

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