Skip to comments.KLOL goes from classic rock to Latino format (Houston, TX)
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."
Seems like lots of stations go latino now. Does it really pay? Or is it just PC?
Rock 101 was THE major radio station in Houston for years. I am loss for words.
Get used to it. Unless we do something about the errant immigration policy in this country, all media will be in spanish. Majority rules.
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!!!!!
Mega 101 is a network; it's been in L.A. for awhile, will probably spread like wildfire.
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.
Arrrgggghhh!!! Like we really need any more Spanish radio in this town! Unfrickgingbeliveable. =/
Wholly Cow! That stinks. Whooduv thunk it...
Yes, it pays. Legally or otherwise, the Latino demographic is growing.
Never listened to them anyway... 93.7 "The Arrow" a Clearchannel station for me...
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. Cant understand a word they say but really dont need to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
92.3 KSJO here in San Jose went to Spanish Radio on 10/30/04 after 36 years of Classic Rock...
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.
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