May 9, 2008
94.7 KNRK has a little bit they play sometimes about how they’ve been around for over 25 years. 25 years of alternative music.
Except that’s not…possible, unless I have a really messed up recollection of things.
As I remember it, we had 970 AM The Beat until the early- or mid-90′s. This is how I remember high school, or what passed for high school for me (mostly moping around Lincoln High, where I did not even attend).
I remember 970 The Beat as a lot of “Mexican Radio” and “99 Luftballoons” and the more alternative side of Duran Duran. Natalie Merchant. Siouxsie and the Banshees. Blessedly non-grunge.
As I recall it, 970 AM didn’t have a real DJ, and definitely did not have commercials. Or is that just a weird quasi-memory-fantasy of mine? Why is all this so watery when I listened to that station pretty much exclusively at the time?
Then sometime in the mid-90s, it magically migrated to the FM dial. I can’t remember the exact order of things. I think they may have moved it first to somewhere high on the dial, like 107.5, before moving it to 94.7.
Does anyone remember this with more clarity than I do? What heritage gives 94.7 the “right” to claim 25 years? Do the 970 years count? Help me out here.