1 thought on “New KZAM PD

  1. From the Internet Archive (www.archive.org) we reclaim some of our Lost Comments:

    mikec says:
    August 16, 2018 2:22 pm at
    K-ZAM had a revolving door of PDs from 1980 onward, partially responsible for the stations ultimate demise. Every time K-ZAM would bring in a new PD or change MDs the on-air content & presentation changed. Chris Kovarik might have worked wonders at similarly formatted KZEL, but Eugene is not Seattle & changes implemented didn’t work. Attempting to skew the demo younger by introducing CHR/top40 to the mix was a mistake & alienated a lot of the older end of K-ZAM’s demo. During the years of eclectic/AAA stations, the trick to success for these stations was ‘aging’ with the audience. After K-ZAM gave up, it wouldn’t be long until 98.9 KEZX stepped in to fill the void with that niche format

    I’m puzzled about the story on KBIQ sale by Crista ministries. Didn’t that fall through & Crista ended up retaining ownership of both KBIQ & KGDN?? My memory fails me on this bit of history.

    pugetsound says:
    August 16, 2018 3:44 pm at
    King’s Garden/Christa, ended up keeping KBIQ, which has since become KCMS, programming Christian contemporary music

    mikec says:
    August 16, 2018 4:04 pm at
    I wondered about that Jason as Crista still owns KCIS/KCMS & KWPZ. Victor’s article doesn’t mention who the buyer was to be

    Steven Smith says:
    August 17, 2018 1:03 pm at
    It would have been around 1995 when Kbfw ownership drove down to Kings Gardens headquarters to discuss purchasing Klyn FM in Lynden. It was not productive for us in that they for sure wanted to hang on to it and would not even suggest that they might part with it for an exorbitant price.at that point we were doing well in Bellingham, but we really wanted an FM.

    mikec says:
    August 17, 2018 3:15 pm at
    WOW! That IS a revelation! How different the Whatcom Co radio scene would have been with a KBFW-FM to compliment 930. You would have had a very successful FM on your hands! I think Crista has been approached a few times about selling KLYN/KWPZ, including by interested parties with big money from Vancouver. I stopped in & visited the tiny station back in ’68 or ’69 & met the original KLYN owner, whom I recall was from the Netherlands. KLYN didn’t sign on until 1pm & only ran until 10pm with a very modest, but functional studio. I think it was just him & his wife running it & was my first taste of “microbroadcasting”

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