KIXI Still Kickin’ Out Oldies & Standards On The AM Dial

There’s still some life left in 880 KIXI. Gary Shipe deejays the music between NBC news, KIRO 7 weather updates, and traffic reports in the late afternoon on KIXI. Shipe also hosts Beatles Backbeat every Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program is described as playing your favorite Fab Four songs along with Beatles history & trivia. Beatles Backbeat features those back-burner Beatles songs that never seem to get played on the radio. Beatles Backbeat is one reason to tune to 880. You can also tune in for Dick Bartley’s program, Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits: The 60s Show. For 3-hours a week, every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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7 thoughts on “KIXI Still Kickin’ Out Oldies & Standards On The AM Dial

  1. KIXI is a sad station, a shadow of its former self. The cover versions of songs have been killing KIXI for a long time. Why play lounge-type singers when there are so many wonderful original adult standards? KIXI is actually playing cover versions of songs by Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson and Spandau Ballet, plus a cover of the 80’s hit Easy Lover. Gary Shipe did his last KIXI broadcast on Friday, November 20th. Said he was retiring. I wonder if a format flip is imminent. Even changing the music back to true standards with oldies mixed in would not bring the audience back. A lot more would have to change like removing John Tesh and his stepson. Those two are unlistenable. Then a lot of promotion would be needed to get listeners. KIXI’s loyal base has been eroding for quite some time. I can only listen to a few shows on KIXI now. If KIXI flips to pay for play, the syndicated programs presently on KIXI, like Sounds of Sinatra, can still be found online.

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