Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Eagle has landed

Classic rock station KYZX (103.9 FM) re-launched itself this morning as KRXP "Colorado's Rock Experience."

Program director Jason Janc said the new format would incorporate more current music and bring in younger listeners.

"Classic rock is always evolving," he said.

Expect to hear artists like Sheryl Crow, Matchbox 20, Maroon 5 and Live on the reformatted KRXP, Janc said, along with the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith the station was already playing. Although there's some crossover with stations like adult contemporary KVUU (99.9 FM), Janc said no one in Colorado Springs has the same format.

"We're trying to do something new," he said. "You'll get the rock hits: It should be one familiar song after another."

KYZX typically trailed classic rock rival KKFM (98.1 FM) in the Arbitron ratings. The format switch may mean that the station will compete more with KVUU, KKPK (92.9 FM) and KDZA (107.9 FM) than KKFM.

15 Comments:

At 10:53 AM, October 30, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny..someone posted earlier this week about the (former) eagle vs KKFM and why was KKFM winning so often...interesting idea , this new "XRP"...ANdy , any word on line up changes/additions? they still need CONTENT and not just one hit after another

 
At 12:29 PM, October 30, 2008, Blogger AndyW said...

They're juggling the DJ lineup, but not breaking out the axe - Jason and Aaron in the mornings, Appleby middays, Beau on nights.

 
At 8:59 PM, October 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I turned them on this morning and heard 3 KILO songs in a row and thought, wow, whats up? I hope they do like the phoenix stations do, one a metal new rock station, the other a hard rock with a moniker, EVERYTHING THAT ROCKS kind of format. I am refering to KUPD, alot like KILO, and KDKB, which is alot like the new 1039RXP. They do complement each other well and are killing the phoenix market with the younger 18 to 35 market.

 
At 9:16 PM, October 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found a rock station in new york that has the same call letters and claims to be the new your rock experience. how can this be? doesn't the fcc have guidelines to follow here? andy please look into this. it is very much like our new 1039rxp. http://www.1019rxp.com/

 
At 9:18 PM, October 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

new your is a typo, it should read NEW YORK rock experience. sorry for the typo!

 
At 9:32 PM, October 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's the news link I found about krxp in new york. very strange how a K station can be in new york when W stations are supposed to be east of the Mississippi... check it out andy... http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=d0d038bb-1e77-4f33-b754-bf456bc7cf3d

 
At 7:17 AM, November 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

soneone forgot RADIO 101...east of the missisippi calls begin with W (with a few grandfathered exceptions) west , calls begin with K...so you could easily have WRXP and KRXP..the WRXP(NY rock experience) is vastly different..with an emphasis on NY based rock ..a good start..now lets get some content to go along with it!

 
At 7:25 AM, November 01, 2008, Anonymous ethan said...

The author of the linked article got the New York call letters wrong.
We've got our "Rock Experience" on KXRP, while New York has their "Rock Experience" on WXRP.

 
At 3:11 PM, November 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ethan also got the call letters wrongg..it is wRxp and kRxp...both stations are going with the "rock experience" tag line..(Rxp)

now we are all up to date!

 
At 3:14 PM, November 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay now that is all settled..i still think krxp (formerly the eagle) needs to do something with that morning show..no offense to jason and the other guy..but talk about no spark...whew! can't someone put together a LOCAL morning show to compete with BOOB and Tom? just shuffling around announcers isn't the answer...

 
At 10:18 PM, November 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would be nice if they would do something local, but i believe its going to be hard to find good talent out there that is not happy with their current gig. i have found in other cities with bob and tom on one station, the counter is john boy and billy. may not be a bad idea to start out with then go local later when a big team comes our way. hey, did you notice dirk kirkland is back in town? kkfm? wow... he was super cool on kilo i thought then he lft for denver i think. now he's back. welcome back dirk!

 
At 6:59 AM, November 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

john boy and billy are funny but work better on country i think..and really? do we need yet ANOTHER syndicated show in this town? i know radio is looking for any way to save money but come on already! that is cool that Dirk is back..i also heard Mark Stevens on KKFM at the ZZ Top show..hmmm maybe those two could team up for a show? anything but more "piped in" talent! come on colorado springs managers think outside the box here!!!!

 
At 8:19 AM, November 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

country, i dont think so,,,i haven;t heard john boy and billy on any country stations. one classic rocker that comes to mind is in mississippi. www.z106.com maybe its a southern rock thing. i think on a temporary basis to get the ball rolling it would do great to have another syndicated radio show here. I would also like krxp pick up the monsters of rock radio network program on the weekends.

 
At 5:05 PM, November 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I stand corrected...checked john boy and billy's website and there are a lot of classic rock stations. I guess my concern was that almost all the states their show is in..are below the mason-dixon line...and we really, really DO NOT need another syndicated show here. Over the years, there have been some really good , fun LOCAL morning shows. Why does it seem so hard to find that for the classic rock stations now? Is it just money related? well at least KRxp is trying to move a bit past the stale 300 song library of most classic rock stations!

 
At 5:35 AM, November 03, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any chance the new RXP can get HD installed? I would like to see both KILO and RXP and even KRDO get modern with the new technology with 2 or 3 sub channels and song tags and the whole 9 yards like weather, traffic info. I see KKFM, PEAK has the song tags but my HD radio will not pick them up as a HD stations like it does the others ie KKLI, MAGIC, BEAT, KCCY, KRCC, JET etc.

 

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