Gone long enough so that there are no official logos anywhere to post with this, “Disco-E” means virtually nothing to us now, but perhaps back in 1981 when this was recorded, the Disco format this station obviously had at one point was still evident, although the playlist, while including such stiffs as Cher’s “Take Me Home” and The Brothers Johnson’s “Stomp” also included mainstream hits from artists such as Billy Joel and Bob Seger.
This is all-too-short for us to really get a good feel for the station, but two things do come to mind. First, it was a music station on AM which was bucking the then-tide of stations flipping to Middle of the Road, AC or Oldies from the 50s & 60s, and instead playing contemporary, up-tempo hits. We also don’t get much of a chance to hear Joe Burnett (“JB”) on the air. Just a few breaks. But, it sounded quite good and ANYTHING we can find from the 80s still on AM is certainly an Airchexx Treasure!
We don’t know when KBIX stopped playing music or changed from ‘Disco-E’, but it was probably in the 80s. We do know that today, the station is a sports station which is on FM. The current website is here.
Courtesy of Contributor Jeffrey James
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KBIX stopped playing music in the mid 2000’s (as an oldies station) at which point it began simulcasting Tulsa’s Sports Animal.