- published: 16 Apr 2017
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For about 48 hours, oldies station KWKL-FM/Wichita began stunting by playing "Changes" by David Bowie, "I Heard A Rumor" by Bananarama and "The Heat is On" by Glenn Frey. Thursday, July 5, 1990, the station switched to Adult Contemporary and became KYQQ-FM. The staff and management gathered to celebrate the official format flip which occurred inside the Fidelity Bank building in downtown Wichita.
September 1970, Saturday night at Wichita International Raceway. The KLEO Top Fuel event, which was an annual race. This was the day of local Top Fuel cars and $1,000 to win purses bringing in all the locals and a few touring pros. Great times! If you can I.D. any of these cars, please comment below. Some great names here! Sorry for the darkness towards the end. If I figure out how, I'll lighten it up and repost later.
A tornado outbreak occurred on April 14, 2012, in several plains states but culminated for those of us in Wichita, Kansas, at 10:20PM that night. These are mostly audio recordings of NOAA alerts, rotating sirens, a tree smashing my kitchen window, and local radio broadcasts I made that night from a shelter near the path of an EF-3 tornado. With events taking place at night, and mostly without electricity, I found ominous sounds to be more frightening than visuals. The tornado, which did 280 million dollars in damage to my area, could have been worse had it not been for outside sirens, local broadcasters, NOAA, and people heeding the advice of all three.
This rare clip features The Monkees on radio station KLEO promoting their concert at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on May 10, 1969. They reference their backing band that year, Sam and The Goodtimers. The picture shown is the cover of the band's 1969 tour program. (Peter Tork had departed the group by this time period.) Please visit my website at http://www.monkeesconcerts.com.
The STEREO version is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1bk0Fqyg8 This package ran many years, prior to "the rock falling" promotion in May 1972. Personality lineup in 1969 was Greg Dean, Alan McKay, J. Robertt Dark, Dave Biondi, Andy Barber and Tevis Mike. The STEREO version is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1bk0Fqyg8
James Bond live on KTRN 1290 AM in Wichita Falls moments after a tornado slammed across Wichita Falls, Texas on April 10th 1979...James continued making updates throughout the rest of the night as KTRN was the only local radio station in Wichita Falls that was still on the air. Recorded by WF DJ Mad Joe Martin
Where does he find the time?