27 January 2003
1520 and all that
Apparently somebody wants oldies on 1520. In the wake of KOMA's announcement that they will drop their musical programming on the AM band in favor of news-talk, WWKB in Buffalo will attempt to recreate their Top 40 glory days (when they were WKBW) as KB1520.
Directional antenna arrays, of course, still exist, so bereaved KOMA listeners will likely have no luck trying to tune in WWKB. Still, it's nice to know someone thinks the format is still viable in 2003, nearly forty years after Beatlemania.
Posted at 5:57 AM to Overmodulation
it's a shame they are going to give the axe to the oldies, i remember when they dropped rock and roll
for country, i quit listening to koma for years, until one day i found out they were playing oldies on 1520, and now again i will quit listening to koma until the music returns
santa clara nm
Well, the last day is Sunday, 2 February; the news/talk format kicks in on Monday. I don't know how long this will last, but around here, snagging a single ratings point is cause for celebration.
How about a whopping 1.3 share for the "great" news-talk format. They had almost that much with just a simocast of the FM.. with a little luck 1520 will be back to music in a year or so (I HOPE!) Maybe they'll get the idea from KB to go back to Real Oldies, huh?