“Power 105.5” KLNA Signs-off Dance format

In recent years, most attempts at making Dance music-oriented formats work in the U.S. have failed, often due to a combination of signal deficiencies, bad programming, a lack of a budget, and poor ownership. KLNA Dunnigan/Sacramento, CA, when it was known as “Power 105.5” and had a Dance-intensive format, was no exception. Its transmitter, located to the northwest of Sacramento, automatically put the station at a disadvantage. The format constantly shifted between traditional Rhythmic CHR, Dance-intensive Rhythmic CHR, and nearly all Dance (including different “leans” within this approach, i.e., a freestyle emphasis at some points). It was never officially confirmed anywhere, but there were rumors that the owners had difficulties paying their bills, including salari...

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