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Don Walker, 101.7 WKNZ Collins MS | May, 1982


Here’s a station where its very difficult to map out the history of the original station. In fact, we’re not sure exactly what station is on 101.7 since there are conflicting stations listed by different sources. It could be WLVZ – and that’s likely since the info comes from the FCC database, or it could be something else. We’ll leave it up to our listeners to figure it out for us. That’s why we have our comment feature (below). And, to confuse people further, there is a WKNZ in Delaware, on 88.7 called “The Way” today. I’m sure listeners can set us straight.

You’ll notice a few things about this 5 minute scope. First, it is totally live and local. Reminds us of the numerous low-budget stations that were around in 1982. No loud imaging, not even any jingles and apparently no old AM station to simulcast with. Just a DJ and hit records. Sounds at one point where the jock played a news sounder to do news with.

One might find it a bit boring, since there are no real CHR elements to hear, but think of yourself living out in the country, a cheap radio on the porch while you are on the BBQ… did I paint a nice, early Summer picture? Hope the fish are biting!


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Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.

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