KNUS 99FM Dallas – The Prince Of Darkness – 1979
Courtesy: Robert Nicholson
KNUS was a free-form Rock station in the early 1970s, but the times were changing. Gordon McLendon and his associates, decided to launch a new kind of top 40 stationon KNUS – a hip, youthful station without all the teeny-bopper and bubble-gum music.
With typical McLendon fanfare, KNUS 99 was re-born as one of the nation’s first high-profile FM top 40s. The impact was almost immediate, as KNUS became the first stand-alone FM to rank in the top 5 in Dallas.
This aircheck features a gimicky nighttime show, hosted by “The Prince Of Darkness.” I don’t know the jock’s name, but if you do, let me know below. -Ellis