KYYS Web Statement? Certainly there was a better way to begin this message to former listeners. Looks like a cut and paste from someone's memo..."here's the web statement..."
KYYS/Kansas City signed off at 1pm today - after playing Billy Squier's "In The Dark". And then "The Boulevard" signed on with Jackson Browne's song of the same name.
Entercom Market Manager Dave Alpert was quoted in All Access: "It had nothing to do with the staff - it was all about two stations playing the same music."
With the change - some legendary air talent is on the street with the change...including longtime AM drive talent Max Floyd.
Floyd signed on the original 102.1 KYYS as PD in 1974 after coming to the market from the same post at then-AOR KLZ-FM/Denver.
Following a format flip on the 102.1 frequency in 1997 - KYYS was resurrected on the 99.7 frequency with most of the former 102.1 staff joining including Floyd.
Randy Raley remembers KYYS - including the KY102 days - here.
But with the end of one format is the beginning of another. 99.7 The Boulevard debuted at 1pm - here's the first hour of music:
- Boulevard/Jackson Brown (1980)
- Beautiful Day/U2 (2000)
- Hey Nineteen/Steely Dan (1980)
- Refugee/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1980)
- Madman Across The Water/Elton John (1971)
- One Headlight/Wallflowers (1996)
- Sunshine Of Your Love/Cream (1967)
- While You See A Chance/Steve Winwood (1980)
- Blinded By The Light/Bruce Springsteen (1973)
- Losing My Religion/REM (1991)
- One Of These Nights/Eagles (1976)
- Train In Vain/The Clash (1980)
- Suffragette City/David Bowie (1972)
And - when The Boulevard hires an airstaff - there's some choice local legendary talent formerly on 99.7/KYYS available that might just fit in fine with the new approach....just a thought.