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KLOL goes from classic rock to Latino format (Houston, TX)
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Posted on 11/12/2004 11:15:41 AM PST by Orange1998

KLOL, 101.1 FM announced Friday that station has changed formats. The station switched from a classic rock format to a Latino music format branded as Mega 101.

KLOL is now branded as Mega 101 FM. The station's web site was listed as under construction, but KLOL's former morning show hosts Walton and Johnson announced on their web site that they were informed Thursday night of the change.

The radio hosts stated on WaltonandJohnson.com that, "Thursday night Walton and Johnson were informed by lower-level management sources via a last-minute phone call that there would be no Walton and Johnson Show tomorrow. In it's place would be Hispanic music programs."


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The web page now says "Latino and Proud". I am shocked that a major radio station converted to foreign language station.
1 posted on 11/12/2004 11:15:42 AM PST by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

Seems like lots of stations go latino now. Does it really pay? Or is it just PC?


2 posted on 11/12/2004 11:16:51 AM PST by johnb838 ("May they go to hell!" the soldiers shouted, and Allawi replied: "To hell they will go.")
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To: johnb838

Rock 101 was THE major radio station in Houston for years. I am loss for words.


3 posted on 11/12/2004 11:18:24 AM PST by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

Get used to it. Unless we do something about the errant immigration policy in this country, all media will be in spanish. Majority rules.


4 posted on 11/12/2004 11:19:04 AM PST by leftcoastlibertarian (the OC is officially a hispanic majority)
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To: Orange1998

The FCC should outlaw this crap. It allows people to not bother to learn english and reduces the number of stations that native english speaking americans can listen to.

My listening rights are being disenfranchised!!!!!


5 posted on 11/12/2004 11:19:05 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: Orange1998

Mega 101 is a network; it's been in L.A. for awhile, will probably spread like wildfire.


6 posted on 11/12/2004 11:19:13 AM PST by KiloLima
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To: Orange1998

I think a lot of the music radio audience has switched to listening to MP3s, CDs, and satellite radio. The commercial load got too heavy.


7 posted on 11/12/2004 11:20:00 AM PST by B Knotts (Karl Rove: genius. Period.)
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To: Orange1998

Arrrgggghhh!!! Like we really need any more Spanish radio in this town! Unfrickgingbeliveable. =/


8 posted on 11/12/2004 11:20:10 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: Orange1998

Wholly Cow! That stinks. Whooduv thunk it...


9 posted on 11/12/2004 11:20:21 AM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Orange1998

Rock rools!

Salsa sux!

MV


10 posted on 11/12/2004 11:20:45 AM PST by madvlad ((Born in the south, raised around the globe and STILL republican))
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To: johnb838

Yes, it pays. Legally or otherwise, the Latino demographic is growing.


11 posted on 11/12/2004 11:21:07 AM PST by jra
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To: Orange1998

Never listened to them anyway... 93.7 "The Arrow" a Clearchannel station for me...


12 posted on 11/12/2004 11:21:55 AM PST by sixstringer
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To: Orange1998
I am shocked that a major radio station converted to foreign language station.

I recall that long ago they had 101 KLOL and 97 Rock. Also KIKK and all the “Proud to be a KIKKer bumper stickers.”

I seem to remember that dopey “Matthews” used to be part of Moby and Matthews on one of those rock stations… heard he got popped for messing around with kids somehow.

At any rate, I enjoy watching Telemundo and Univision… they have some incredible eye-candy from time to time. Can’t understand a word they say but really don’t need to.

13 posted on 11/12/2004 11:22:27 AM PST by Who dat?
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To: johnb838

It's part of catering to los illegales, the voting bloc that will be legalized in time to elect George P. Bush POTUS once he passes his 35th birthday.

Remember, you heard it here first.


14 posted on 11/12/2004 11:22:28 AM PST by KiloLima
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To: Bikers4Bush

We will be required to speak Spanish before they will be required to speak English. In fact, in southern California all government jobs require "bilingual" speakers.


15 posted on 11/12/2004 11:23:52 AM PST by KiloLima
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To: B Knotts
I think a lot of the music radio audience has switched to listening to MP3s, CDs, and satellite radio.

You hit the nail on the head.

Except for the occasional Rush Limbaugh, I haven't listened to local radio for ages. As far as I know, all the local FM stations might be French or Creole.

16 posted on 11/12/2004 11:24:02 AM PST by george wythe
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To: Orange1998
Any suggestions on how to get their bumper sticker off my car before I get get picked up by the federalizes?
17 posted on 11/12/2004 11:24:18 AM PST by bayourod (Specter's litmus test : "No Christian Judges")
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To: Orange1998; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; chilepepper; Cutterjohnmhb; Diva Betsy Ross; ...
ROCK & ROLL/HOUSTON DOUBLE PING:

The web page now says "Latino and Proud". I am shocked that a major radio station converted to foreign language station.

Imagine if one of the country music stations here proclaimed: "Anglo and Proud". LULAAC would be up in arms.

18 posted on 11/12/2004 11:26:34 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Orange1998

92.3 KSJO here in San Jose went to Spanish Radio on 10/30/04 after 36 years of Classic Rock...


19 posted on 11/12/2004 11:27:04 AM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Orange1998
The oldest and biggest rock station in the South Bay area (San Jose, California), KSJO, also went to a Spanish-language format recently.

My guess is that these Hispanic families have a lot of members in each household, and therefore are spending less on housing, which equals more disposable income -- for things like cars, clothes, household goods, etc.

20 posted on 11/12/2004 11:27:41 AM PST by Ryan Spock
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To: Orange1998

I feel really nerdy for having laughed at this station's call letters.

But yeah, radio sucks now. While I'm in the car it's CDs, with some public radio (not NPR) thrown in.


21 posted on 11/12/2004 11:27:51 AM PST by DallasJ7
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To: Who dat?
Ha. I also recall that if you traveled between Houston and Livingston (Splendora to Goodrich mostly) with a 97 Rock sticker on your car – especially if you had long hair – you were pretty much guaranteed to get pulled over.

They had a problem with the hippies, evidently. Had to calm them down with batons and flashlights pretty regularly, the way I remember it.

22 posted on 11/12/2004 11:28:14 AM PST by Who dat?
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To: Orange1998

ROCK 101!? Astounding!


23 posted on 11/12/2004 11:29:35 AM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: Xenalyte

PING


24 posted on 11/12/2004 11:31:21 AM PST by Orange1998
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To: johnb838

of course it pays, otherwise clearchannel would not be doing it in San Jose...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/11/07/BAGVH9NIAI1.DTL&type=printable


25 posted on 11/12/2004 11:31:51 AM PST by leakinInTheBlueSea (Norcal too)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
92.3 KSJO here in San Jose went to Spanish Radio on 10/30/04 after 36 years of Classic Rock...

The last song they played as an English-speaking station was Wall of Voodoo's song "Mexican Radio".

26 posted on 11/12/2004 11:32:53 AM PST by Ryan Spock
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To: weegee

No how Mohow's incrementalism continues.....


27 posted on 11/12/2004 11:33:31 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Orange1998
I seldom listen to radio, either, unless its talk radio. The main music I listen to is classical, and our one Houston commercial classical channel KRTS converted to latino a couple of months ago (there is a remaining classical public radio station, but it has NPR and I do not have a strong enough stomach for that).

I think part of the problem could be the state of pop/rock music today (it sucks). There probably is more loyal listener-ship amongst the hispanics/illegals, and thus a chance to sell more products via advertising. I expect many more discriminating listeners have migrated to XM or Sirius Satellite radio (something I am considering). Most of the time, I am playing CDs and jamming to Handel, Bach and Telemann as I drive around Houston.

28 posted on 11/12/2004 11:34:59 AM PST by Sans-Culotte
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To: Orange1998
Well my son discovered 700 KSEV it will be some consolation
29 posted on 11/12/2004 11:35:11 AM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: johnb838
Houston's "old folks radio" 102.9FM KQUE was on the air for decades. It became Latino and I don't know what it is now.

The air talent was moved to their AM spectrum (1070AM?) and then through consolidation the parent corp found themselves with 3 "old folks radio" stations on AM. Now they are down to one (790AM KBME) and IT is changing format to sports radio in December.

Karts (not sure which letters spelled ARTS) 92.1FM was a commercial classical station. It was sold this year to become light grunge (early 90s light rock) but this may be a temporary format as I hear the parent corp. runs hip hop stations (2 in the city already).

I think that the objective here is to get "rich" people (read white people) to pay for radio every month. There wasn't much on the dial in Houston I listened to (outside of talk radio) and there is getting to be less.

1430AM KCOH is a 5 decade old locally owned black community radio station. I like some of the programming (talk in the morning, sometimes the music on Friday Night/Saturday afternoon, and early early morning/late late night, with some of the gospel on Sunday).

Forget about anything else though. KPFT does not serve the community; it serves the communists with a little music progamming added for charitible donations. KTRU is standard eclectic college radio; if you hear something good during the day, 9 times out of 10 you won't like the next song.

30 posted on 11/12/2004 11:36:07 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Orange1998

here is the list of radio stations.
http://www.kemah.net/radio.html


31 posted on 11/12/2004 11:38:14 AM PST by BellStar (Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Aggie Mama

No kidding. I was in the SUV :) thinking someone at the car wash must have change my station. Fumbling through the dial looking miffed.


32 posted on 11/12/2004 11:38:20 AM PST by Orange1998
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To: leftcoastlibertarian
If this keeps up the only thing we will soon be hearing will sound like this:

"The white zone is for loading and unloading only..." (Frank Zappa, Joe's Garage)

33 posted on 11/12/2004 11:40:13 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Orange1998

Clearchannel is doing this nationwide. They are turning one of their stations into a Spanish-language station in 50 markets, IIRC.


34 posted on 11/12/2004 11:40:39 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: Aggie Mama

Have you tried Vietnamese radio yet? So far I only find it on the AM spectrum.


35 posted on 11/12/2004 11:41:55 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Orange1998

I am STUNNED!! Long Live Outlaw Dave, Locke, Wendy Miller, Walton & Johnson, et al. This is a HUGE loss for Houston rock fans!! Un-buh-lievable.


36 posted on 11/12/2004 11:43:19 AM PST by WoodlandsTXFreeper
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To: KiloLima
In fact, in southern California all government jobs require "bilingual" speakers.

Spanish is the next most spoken language behind English and it's growing rapidly. We have only begun to experience 24/7 worldwide business over the internet. The translations sites cannot provide idiomatic descriptions, they are generic to the language. In otherwords, if one desires to to deal with the massive Hispanic population one must talk the talk.

The market supports any business. If it cannot sustain these "new" stations they won't last. I wonder what happened to the others.

37 posted on 11/12/2004 11:43:24 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection (www.whatyoucrave.com)
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To: madvlad
Couldn't they at least compromise and offer something like a Spanish ROCK station? Heavy rotation of Santana, Los Lonely Boys, et al but also rock en espanol old and new?

How much polka rip off can we stand???

38 posted on 11/12/2004 11:44:59 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: humblegunner; Flyer; TheMom

Gotta switch to Pig-Rancher radio Ping!!


39 posted on 11/12/2004 11:46:04 AM PST by Eaker ("He's the kind of guy who would fight a rattlesnake and give the snake a two-bite head start.")
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To: DallasJ7

Public Radio is going to more political talk and worldbeat music and less classical music. What classical is broadcast there is syndicated.


40 posted on 11/12/2004 11:47:00 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Orange1998

Sound like Miami, the top 5 stations there are all Spanish

language, looks like the melting pot is stuck on low.


41 posted on 11/12/2004 11:47:07 AM PST by keysguy (Trust the media as far as you can throw them)
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To: Orange1998
Rock 101 was THE major radio station in Houston for years. I am loss for words.

Back in the Day it was K101 with the Run Away Radio logo. I High School that is all I listened to. That is the station that Hanna Storm got her start.

Hell has indeed Frozen Over.

42 posted on 11/12/2004 11:47:14 AM PST by pete anderson
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To: Aggie Mama
I quit listening to KLOL years ago, due to its slide into raunch 24/7, but this is not an improvement...

-just d*mn-
43 posted on 11/12/2004 11:47:18 AM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Eaker

you beat me to the ping


44 posted on 11/12/2004 11:48:19 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jra

demos, lets see legal mex. immigrants, 375,000 illegal immigrants 4,375,000 and counting.


45 posted on 11/12/2004 11:48:55 AM PST by keysguy (Trust the media as far as you can throw them)
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To: Orange1998

ANOTHER ONE DOWN...JESUS CHRIST


46 posted on 11/12/2004 11:49:22 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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To: Orange1998; anotherdubya

Remember back in the early 80s...they had a bumpersticker with a metal head with a lightening bolt going in one side and out the other? Coolest bumpersticker ever, I believe...even to this day.


47 posted on 11/12/2004 11:49:35 AM PST by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: Frank_Discussion

If I remember correctly, KLOL was the longest running Rock radio station in Texas.


48 posted on 11/12/2004 11:49:38 AM PST by WoodlandsTXFreeper
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To: WoodlandsTXFreeper

Yeh, Houston FM radio has sucked for years. Used to listen to KLOL back in the early 90s, but lately it seemed to be one long metalhead rift interupted with an occasional lame sex joke.


49 posted on 11/12/2004 11:49:52 AM PST by anymouse
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To: humblegunner

Ping. . .


50 posted on 11/12/2004 11:49:56 AM PST by Flyer (Prosecute Vote Fraud!)
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