Phoenix

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.

Clarke Ingram, 104.7 KZZP Phoenix | August, 1986

Sometimes we hang on to these for no apparent reason. Our social media friend Clarke Ingram is featured on this mid-1980s look at KZZP. Note the station’s slogan way back in 1986 was “The Number ONE Hit Music Station”. By the sound of it, Clarke was having a great time. This is a FUN station!

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

Courtesy of the folks at AircheckDownloads.com, 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.

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