A Sample of Kix 105-5, WDBY Danbury CT (Patterson, NY) | October 6, 2013
For, perhaps, no reason whatsoever, here’s a 20 minute sample of “Today’s Best Country, Kicks 105-5” from Danbury, Connecticut. This is actually a Westchester County (NY) station with its primary signal covering from the northern New York City suburbs to Putnam County NY and into Southwest Connecticut.
My suspicion is that WDBY is likely voicetracked, here on this Sunday afternoon, while half the audience is probably watching the NFL. Given the fact that when this station was launched, there was very little in the way of Country music available on the FM dial, this station served and still serves a niche audience, as Cumulus newcomer 94-7 Nash-FM (WNSH Newark NJ) has a spotty signal in areas to the north and east of the WDBY transmitter.
What do you think? Good sounding, locally produced station, or another cookie-cutter Country station? Kicks 105-5 plays a decent amount of Gold in rotation, so perhaps this station has its place with a slightly older-skewing audience. Or, perhaps not. We report, you decide.