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Madison radio history: AOR?

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Madison radio history: AOR?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:22 pm

Dear rock fans of a certain age: What AOR stations used to be on Madison's dial? When did the last one go off the air?
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Re: Madison radio history: AOR?

Postby Detritus » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:05 pm

I seem to remember 92 FM ("Blue 92") was AOR in the late 1970s, but got Clear Channelized in the '80s. I could be wrong about that, though--it has been a while.
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Re: Madison radio history: AOR?

Postby someone else » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:13 pm

105.5 KNAC. I know, not Madison but I'll never forget the day they went off the air.

...and KMET too. I still have an old KMET coke mirror, complete with razor marks.
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Re: Madison radio history: AOR?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:32 pm

The AOR station I loved in my youth was Nashville's 103 KDF. Somewhere I still have my KDF Rock Card. You carried it in your wallet, and it entitled you to...rock?
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Re: Madison radio history: AOR?

Postby donges » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:53 pm

Also not Madison, but anyone in Milwaukee in the 70's will remember WFMF in Menomonee Falls. I still have a couple of bumper stickers and several cassette tapes of the night they went off the air. I keep meaning to digitize those.
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Re: Madison radio history: AOR?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:56 pm

Rick Murphy's orginal Madison Free Madison (RIP) that used to be on WIBA-FM.
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Re: Madison radio history: AOR?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:59 pm

Did AOR evolve from free-form FM?
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Re: Madison radio history: AOR?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:02 pm

Wiki seems to think so.
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