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.