While we are sharing favorite Lite AC stations, I would like to give a shout-out to a station in Louisville, KY, WESI. www.easyrock1051.com/ I don't know how they sound on the ground, having never been there, but their stream is excellent and their PD does a great job with the music -- until about 5 pm (MT) when Delilah comes on.
Oh, and while we are talking about formats that are not really programmed anymore, let's give a toast to KMGR in Delta, Utah for their Full Service format midutahradio.com/kmgr and KNCT-FM in Texas, still running Beautiful Music! www.knct.org/knctfm.htm
(Now you know which stations I listen to at work when the office gets too noisy.)
Wow. A real honest-to-Marconi Beautiful Music station. I've been looking for one for a while now. A lot of people confuse Beautiful Music with Lite AC. *shakes head*
Thank you for that.
Wow, I thought I was the only one here who remembered how popular the Beautiful Music format was in the '70's and early '80's. Growing up in a Minneapolis suburb, 93.7 WAYL-FM "The Beautiful WAYL" was one of the most highly rated stations in the market after WCCO and KSTP. If I remember correctly, the station even had a mascot made out of some material like paper mache that looked like like a giant white whale which was brought to live remote broadcasts in the Twin Cities. The call letters belong to a Christian station in Florida now and 93.7 became KXXR with an active rock format many years ago, but if you go to YouTube and do a search for "WAYL," you can watch a KARE-TV video about the station from 1986. That was just two years before the station dropped the Beautiful Music format in favor of a classic hits format, and moved the BM format to its sister AM station.
Post by moundofsound on Jul 7, 2014 8:55:03 GMT -6
Since we have drifted in to a brief "Beautiful Music" tangent here, I can't help but to put in a plug for KAHM in Prescott, AZ. Just like how the format was done in the 60's and 70's. kahm.info to stream.
I could have sworn I checked out KAHM at one point and noted them as one of those confused-with-Lite-AC stations. Thanks for pointing me back to them. Listening now I was clearly wrong. Unfortunately the low bitrate on the stream gets grating on the ears really fast. The stream itself is at www.ophanim.net:8020/listen.pls if anyone would like to give a listen though.
I wonder if they will keep the format. Last year they got a construction permit to become a Phoenix rimshot.