KHEY-AM 690 El Paso TX Afternoons 1983

KHEY 690 was country before country was cool!  There was a 15 minute “window” each day when I could hear this station from my location in Apple Valley, Minnesota.  Local station KTCR (also on 690) would sign off at sunset.  Since KHEY was further west, they had a later time when they would change from their daytime to their more restrictive nighttime directional pattern.  The nighttime pattern pointed away from me.  But for a quarter hour each afternoon, I could listen and aircheck ’em!

Reception was made using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver with a horizontal long wire antenna.  It was recorded onto a Technics stereo cassette deck with TDK D90 tape.


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