Welcome to the weekend.
Listening: This morning to the new KYYS/The Boulevard from Kansas City.
After expecting a laid back approach to imaging - like WDRV/The Drive in Chicago or KFOG/San Francisco - I was somewhat surprised by what I heard. Far more upbeat and in your face - similar to a Hot AC.
The Boulevard uses the positioner "quality rock from the artists that matter". Here's a 6 song set heard this morning:
- Rock The Casbah/The Clash
- You Make Loving Fun/Fleetwood Mac
- Reeling In The Years/Steely Dan
- Sympathy For The Devil/Rolling Stones
- Head Over Heels/Tears For Fears
If I were to place labels on the format: Classic Hits or even Rock AC would apply. Its simply a female-friendly Classic Rock station.
KYYS didn't change format - it simply came up with a fresh approach to what they had been doing.
KYYS/The Boulevard sounding very similar to the 1977 debut of WLUP/Chicago - which became the third AOR station in that city against ABC's WDAI and NBC's WKQX. WLUP using a female-friendly approach. And this is certainly remains a viable alternative to a crosstown male-focused classic rocker.
More over the weekend.