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92.9 KYND becomes 93Q KKBQ

92.9 KYND 79 KKBQ 79Q 93Q KBQ Houston Scott Shannon John Lander

Previous Format: Beautiful Music KYND
New Format: CHR “93Q” KKBQ-FM
Date & Time Of Change: December 29, 1982 at 6:00am
More Info: Wikipedia

Aircheck Contributed by John Fernandez

In June of 1982, 79Q KKBQ signed-on as a rare Top 40 launch on AM at a time when most CHR’s were moving to FM. After 7 short months, the station had become a major success under Scott Shannon and John Lander. Sister station 92.9 KYND was a floundering Beautiful Music station. Promoting the move for a few weeks before it occured on December 29. 1982, 93Q would become a Top 40 powerhouse for the remainder of the 80’s.

The launch sequence at 6:00am may sound familiar to some as the 6:00am launch with “Eye of the Tiger” would be repeated in New York some eight months later when Scott Shannon debuted Z100.


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