Most everyone knows the story. Gordon McLendon’s KLIF took Dallas by storm in the 60s and until he sold it in the 70s, no other station could touch it. By the end of the decade, however, there were TWO stations vying for the Top 40 crowd: the station McLendon KEPT, KNUS 99, and 1150 KVIL.
Here’s a short scope of Cat Simon ‘in format’ at the former AM powerhouse. Simon is upbeat and personable… and with that great shotgun approach to Top 40 that AM stations still had in 1979, it sounds awesome! There’s no reverb (unlike early KLIF, they never used it), but there are some quicky jingles that sound good in context out of stop sets.