Tommy C, “Arizona Country” 102.5 KNIX Phoenix | December 20, 1996

Date of Recording: 12.20.1996 Station: 102.5 KNIX (KNIX-FM) Phoenix, Arizona, USA Featured Air Personality: Tommy C Format: Contemporary Country Airchexx Entry: 817 Original Comments (05.14.2009) Showcasing what, in your webmaster’s opinion, was the best year for Country radio in terms of both the music and how the format sounded, here’s Tommy C on Phoenix’s KNIX. I especially like how the jingles sounded that year. In a format where the jingles seem to always have a similar sound no matter what station you listen to, something about this period in time… stations really did try to be unique in sound and thats one thing I remember, having worked in the format for a decade. There was a sense of creativity, here at the height of modern Country’s popularity. Note ...

Clarke Ingram, 104.7 KZZP Phoenix | August, 1986

Date of Recording: 08.xx.1986 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 104.7 KZZP (KIOG/KZZP/KVRY/KZZP-FM) Phoenix, Arizona, USA Format: CHR Featured Air Talent: Clarke Ingram Contributor: Robyn Watts Airchexx Entry: 1,456 “We have a LOSER on the Make it or Break it… can we please have the big BOO horn…” Comments: This quick scope of KZZP showcases the incredible talent of master Programmer Clarke Ingram, here doing the live evening show. It’s the Top 8 at 8, and there is a giveaway at the conclusion of the countdown. Think back and remember how exciting night shows used to be. Not syndicated or voicetracked back then, this is all heartstopping, live radio excitement! Ingram is having a lot of fun and the audience can feel it! Clarke Ingram is retired these days, and pos...

Kid Corona / Jason Garrett Phoenix Composite | 1991-1995

Sent in by Mr. Garrett himself, he and Kid Corona are obviously one in the same, heard here doing CHR and Oldies in one of our rare Phoenix market presentations. Jason writes: Kid Corona first hit the Phoenix nighttime airwaves in 1991 on Edens’ KOY-FM; Y-95 as part of an all-star line up that included Bruce Kelly, Jackie West and Steve Goddard. After winning the PM ratings battle, Corona moved briefly to the legendary KOOL-FM 94.5 as Jason Garrett. A short time later he returned to CHR as Kid Corona on KKFR-FM; Power 92 where he dominated the nighttime ratings until 1994. One year later, he produced and hosted, “70s Saturday Night with Jason Garrett” at Nationwide-owned KVRY; Variety 104.7. The 4-hour weekly program was a disco parody, “…broadcasting live on ...

Kid Corona on KKFR “Power 92” Phoenix | 1993

Description by Contributor The original “Kid Corona” first hit the airwaves in 1989-90 as one of the premiere jocks on Southern California’s new Jammin’ Z-90/San Diego. After winning the nighttime battle against KKLQ-FM; Q-106, Corona was recruited by Edens’ KOY-FM; Y-95/Phoenix for the 6-10 p.m. shift at the height of the Phoenix CHR wars. In 1993, Kid Corona was the top rated night jock in the Phoenix market as heard here on KKFR-FM; Power 92. At that time, the line up also included veteran jocks Bruce Kelly in the morning and Supersnake in the afternoon. Steve Smith was PD.

Nick Summers, “Hit Music 104” KZZP Phoenix | June 11, 1984

Courtesy of the folks at, here’s a short, 3 minute scope of the old “Hit Music 104” KZZP out of Phoenix. It’s called “Kiss-FM” today, but go back with us to the Summer of ’84 when this was a personality-oriented top 40. Comments are most welcome.

A Sample of KPTY “Party Radio @ 103-9” Phoenix | September 12, 1998; 7:25 – 8:10 PM

“Party Radio @ 103 point 9… We Don’t Suck!!” At four minutes in length, scoped down from a 90-minute cassette, you get the impression that there’s not much to this Alternative/Rap hybrid station, but there’s more than meets the ear in this short representation of the former KPTY Phoenix. The station wasn’t around very long – 1997-2000, but it did make it’s mark on the Phoenix market. About a year after this aircheck, the station relaunched under the same call letters and slogan, but only this time marketed toward a much younger, teen audience, with a rhythmic lean. You can hear that relaunch HERE, courtesy of our sister site, the Format Change Archive.