Station: 1400 KRCQ Indio, California
Format: Top 40
Featured Air Personalities: Various
Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks
Airchexx Entry: 1,550
14Q at Six Forty One with Ron Young, My Request Lines are now open...
It’s not often we find a rare gem of a radio station that tried to reach an audience that was likely preoccupied with the FM dial… and only an 18 hour a day operation at that!
This starts with the sign on announcement and ends with the sign off… and that’s another thing you never hear today! This blows by pretty fast. Morning (and presumably, afternoon man) Ron Young is heard doing a few breaks and even a live PSA they called a “Q-Tip” (how original). Then there is a female jock who doesn’t identify herself but who does the night show right up until sign off. This is AM radio that I remember so well, and as the 70s gave way to the 80s, this type of simple, play the hit music and take requests AM radio style went out of vogue very quickly as FM stations took what little audience these stations had.
Interestingly enough, this station is an iHeart talker these days with the same Rush, Hannity, etc fare heard all over the AM dial. The KRCQ call letters are now in use on a Country station in Minnesota. It was so small, we can’t even find a logo from this station’s pop music era.