In with the R&B Oldies at KKFX

VICTOR STREDICKE / January 21, 1989 – What would radio listeners rather hear, The Supremes or Bobby Brown? KKFX, 1250 kHz., has decided the emphasis should be on The Temptations, The Miracles, The Supremes, time-tested favorites of the rhythm-and-blues crowd
Monday the predominantly black-music station will complete a format modification that includes filling much of the broadcast day with music from a satellite-music service “Heart and Soul,” from Satellite Music Network.
Greg Winston, KKFX station manager since August, said most of the day, the mix will be 75 percent older music – R&B hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – with 25 percent contemporary hits. But from 7 p.m. to midnight, when the station’s signal is diminished and when listeners tend to be younger, the mix will reverse to 75 percent hits and 25 percent oldies.
Coincidentally, some Sunday special-interest programming has been eliminated, but a Saturday-night hit countdown and a dance-music segment will continue.

Author: Victor Stredicke

Former radio columnist for the Seattle Times (1964-1989). --- View other articles by Victor Stredicke
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