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.
Thanks for posting this. Its nice to find rare airchecks. Thanks so much. Ive been looing for this one.
Actually… The new FM signed on as “93KBQ-FM” (even heard in this air check). I even have another recording where I briefly caught the jock (Hollywood Henderson) after a song saying “93KBQFM”. Appearently it didnt stick because by 1983 they were saying simply “93FM” (I also have audio of that as well) I know that label stuck through about 1986 before the “93Q” moniker debuted.
I was a Junior in High School in
Houston, Texas when-on Wednesday
morning, December 29’th, 1982-“Beautiful
Music” KYND-broadcasting at 92.5 FM-became
“Top 40/CHR” KKBQ.
I was PLEASED with the change!
I remember-a few minutes into that first “Top 40/CHR”
broadcast host & program director John Lander saying-
“Put THIS in your elevator!”
Yup it’s on this recording