Up here in the hills we can’t get much of anything decent-especially FM. Growing up thru HS and afterwards it was 96 Rock only (WKLS 96 FM-strictly album oriented and arena rock) as I did not dance and HATED anything even similar to disco! Everything else was Top 40 It had one damn fine run-32 YEARS at the same format-from 1974 to 2006, an Atlanta record! It is and will always be infamous for their “Friday Five o’clock whistle”
They ran that religiously @ 5:00 PM-every Friday. One Friday in particular, I was nearly home from work(having slipped out early) and was out on the west side of town and as it began, I grabbed my van’s 2-way microphone, keyed it and kept it glued to the radio speaker. Little did I know that the company owner, the boss and several other big wheels were right in the middle of a radio demonstration for the GM Doraville plant in N. Atlanta!!
They could never prove for sure it was me or I likely would have been un-employed! But, thankfully, they made the big sale anyway and that is probably what saved my butt
There were 2 or 3 other rock stations in town but one played what I called ‘bubblegum’ rock and the rest were all Top 40 but I refused to ever listen to anything but 96 Rock. Back then, if you did not have a 96 Rock auto tag on the front of your ride-and it HAD to be mounted upside down-you were not worth even talking with! You were just a mere nobody! Ha!
a little more history
Wow! Had no idea there was so much on YT about 96 Rock!
About the only station I have found closest in line to 96 Rock is a small mid-GA station located in Fort Valley GA and it serves the Macon area- Q106.3
WQBZ 106.3 FM
Now? it’s either the internet (deep jams DOT net which I HIGHLY recommend!!!), CD’s and YT for the tunes I like