Category Archives: Radio News & Commentary

Happy 72nd Birthday to KXXX in Colby, Kansas

July 13, 2019

Drew’s Radio Site would like to wish a Happy 72nd Birthday to KXXX-AM 790 in Colby, Kansas. KXXX was the original radio station in northwest Kansas, signing on for the first time July 13, 1947. KXXX-FM 100.3 (later KQLS and then KRDQ) was added in 1970. Both stations are currently owned by Rocking M Media,… Read More »

R.I.P., 95.5 PLJ: WPLJ New York City 1971-2019

May 31, 2019

As I write this, I am listening to the final hours of PLJ. At 7:00PM local time, this institution of New York radio will fall silent. Over the past 48 years, it has been known under many different monikers to millions of listeners: 95 WPLJ, 95.5 WPLJ, WPLJ 95.5, Power 95, and of course, “Mojo… Read More »

John Records Landecker National Radio Hall of Fame

March 26, 2019

This past Sunday, John Records Landecker was voted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. It was his first appearance on the ballot. FINALLY, my all-time #1 radio idol gets the recognition he deserves. Across 38 states, gazillions of kids listened to JRL every night and said “I want to be on the radio like… Read More »

Today is National Radio Day!

May 30, 2019

Happy National Radio Day, fellow Radio Geeks! How do we celebrate National Radio Day? Turn off the HDTV, get away from the Xbox, put your iPhone down, and listen to good ‘ol AM and FM terrestrial radio! For some of us, it’s been awhile since we’ve scanned the dial. You might be surprised what’s out… Read More »

KSUG The Lake 101.9 Heber Springs Arkansas

May 28, 2019

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Ali and Joe Sugg who made their dream come true earlier this week. After months (years?) of hard work, Arkansas’ newest radio station became a reality on Monday, May 9, 2016. KSUG-FM, better known as “The Lake 101.9” serves the Heber Springs and Greers Ferry Lake area… Read More »

Prince Rogers Nelson, 1958-2016

May 28, 2019

Like most of you, I was first surprised and then horrified yesterday morning when I learned of the passing of Prince. He was only 57. Nobody expected or predicted this. “Little Red Corvette” came out a few months before I began my first radio job. On the day I started my first CHR gig, “Purple… Read More »

Mike Kronforst Passes Away at Age 71

June 2, 2019

Cue the intro to Elton John’s “Funeral for a Friend.” Recently, a great broadcaster passed away. Michael Kronforst passed away at the age of 71. Mike was my Placement Director at Brown Institute in Minneapolis. 33 years ago, it was he who found my first radio job at KNAB AM/FM. During his 41.5 year tenure… Read More »