Confirmed: 1460 & 98.5 KARR Kirkland changed formats

Bremerton resident Stephen Hyde recorded this top-of-the-hour legal ID from KARR & it definitely verifies that the station has flipped to oldies/classic hits/class rock

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

10 thoughts on “Confirmed: 1460 & 98.5 KARR Kirkland changed formats

  1. I’m so sad to lose the great oldies (but happy to find this thread). I wish there was something we could do. It sure was great while it lasted.

  2. Ya, I turned it on too earlier this week to listen (as usual) and found the same crappy boring news. I live in the Cascade/Fairwood area and like several of the other posters here, I just stumbled onto KARR last year and have been a regular listener ever since…. well until now. I figured the commercials would eventually start but I would have never guessed something like this. I remember KBSG started with no commercials but of course that was a well funded station. Does broadcasting news generate some sort of revenue that just playing music doesn’t? I don’t know. I’m up for any suggestions as to how I/we could get it back or what can be done. I’ll keep checking back here to see if anything comes up.

    1. ugh. like we need more of that crap. Oldies was really fun to listen to. How do we get it back and help Mr. Dalke?

      1. I found – and fell in love with – 98.5 FM 6 or 8 months ago. LOVED the REAL Golden Oldies.
        Now, suddenly, it’s All Fox News All The Time. I don’t care at all for how they spin their version of news.

  3. So sad. I call this the magic station at our house. Best music, PSA’s instead of commercials-Magic. When I first discovered the channel I forbid anyone to turn the radio off or change the station for fear it would disappear. Sadly it seems it has. I hope the magic returns.

  4. I’ve really enjoyed listening to these songs and the radio especially without commercials. Discovered the station by accident and have had a preset for it on the radio in my kitchen. I figured it was only a matter of time before reality set in. As of this morning, the format switched to nothing but PSA’s and Fox News…no music.

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