96 FM?

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96 FM?

Postby NewWaveZombie » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:36 pm

Am I remembering this right? 96 FM was the radio station that played top 40 in the '80s, correct?

flwbdw
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Re: 96 FM?

Postby flwbdw » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:23 am

I think so. KPHD 95.6

Big J
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Re: 96 FM?

Postby Big J » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:27 am

That'd be it. I still miss 96FM

mkw
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Re: 96 FM?

Postby mkw » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:28 pm

I remember when KYNO-FM switched its call letters to KPHD and tried to compete with the mighty K-FIG by being a tighter formatted " light" progressive rock station . Long haired, nasal voiced K-FIG DJ Ray Appleton snidely commented on air one day " who would you rather listen to, a bunch of " scholars " ? , LOL.

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Re: 96 FM?

Postby radionut » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:03 pm

KFIG was a great station - originally on 94.5mHz FM from the Del Web building, and then moved to 101.1 mHz. When Applecracker got on there it went downhill fast.

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Re: 96 FM?

Postby wb6asq » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:22 am

KFIG was a great station - originally on 94.5mHz FM from the Del Web building, and then moved to 101.1 mHz. When Applecracker got on there it went downhill fast.[/quote]I remember KPHD went country they were the 1st country FM station in the central valley

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Re: 96 FM?

Postby Fresno2SoCal » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:26 pm

Yes, 96FM was thee hip station. Then in the late 80s it changed to B95 or 94.9

Big J
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Re: 96 FM?

Postby Big J » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:55 am

Nono...96FM became 95.7 the Fox. I dont remember where B95 came from. Same neighborhood on the dial, Y94 became Kiss Country. That was an end of an era too.

Commandpost71

Re: 96 FM?

Postby Commandpost71 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:58 am

KFIG was originally at 94.5 and their studios were located on Alluvial Avenue in Clovis. When they switched to Album Rock and became very successful, they moved into the Del Webb building and relocated their transmitter on top of Del Webb. They had to switch to 101.1 because of technical problems. KYNO-FM went through many music formats. They went to Album Rock as KPHD to steal Fig listeners. KFIG was hurting 13/KYNO so it was a move to dilute the KFIG audience ratings and keep KYNO-AM as a top rated station.

Dave Owens

Re: 96 FM?

Postby Dave Owens » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:09 pm

Rock 96 was originally KPHD for a short time when the station flipped from country to the album rock format. We launched at 6pm on a Sunday night with Stairway to Heaven and flipped the call letters to KYNO-FM shortly thereafter. The station was testing a new format for Drake Chennault, the syndicated arm of the legendary Bill Drake.


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