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Nuclear 90’s – Fridays on KXRT

We just launched our new Friday music theme! The Nuclear 90’s were a decade of two US presidents, a dot com explosion and fall-out, a Desert Storm, and some incredible music! The Nuclear 90’s were a lifestyle of 20-year old millionaires and some great prosperity through something called New Media, or the Internet. As the last decade of the 20th Century, the Nuclear 90’s ushered us into a postmodern society lush with opportunity and promise.

The Nuclear 90’s were also riddled with many wars and conflicts across the globe. Starting with the Gulf War, when Saddam Hussein’s Iraq attacked Kuwait. During the 90’s through 2003, Iraq was cut off from most of the world. Other wars happened in Chechnya, the Yugoslav regions, and Kosovo. 1994 brought the Rwandan Genocide.

Stateside, we had the LA Riots in 1992 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. We also saw David Koresh’s Branch Davidian standoff and siege in Waco, TX in Spring of 1993.

Technology boomed in the Nuclear 90’s! Apple launched the iMac. Intel released the first Pentium processor. The first CD-RW drives are introduced. In 1991, the first public release of a plan to create a World Wide Web was announced. Pagers are popular at first and cell phones explode into the market. Microsoft acquires Hotmail and releases Windows 95 and later, Windows 98 to enormous response and success. Mac OS X is released soon before the Y2K scare puts the entire world on alert of a technological crash. In the UK, Dolly the sheep became the world’s first cloned animal. We saw the launch in 1990 of the Hubble space telescope which has enabled us to photograph far distant objects in space. The GPS system was also brought to the public for navigation and location use. The Nuclear 90’s were an incredible decade!

President George Herbert Walker Bush took office as the 41st US President in 1989 after serving as Ronald Reagan’s Vice President from 1981 to 1989. He was party to the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the Soviet Union. He had a record high approval rating of 89% until his promise of “no new taxes” had to be broken due to economic recession. He would never regain his high ratings and was defeated in 1992 by Bill Clinton.

President William Jefferson Clinton took office in 1992 as the 42nd US President. He saw the end of the Cold War during his first term and due to the US having the longest period of peacetime economic expansion, he was re-elected for a second term. His presidency wasn’t perfect. You may recall one Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern. He was impeached for perjury and was later acquitted by the Senate.

Musically, the US saw a big shift from guitar-driven rock into a more rhythmic or dance-oriented style. We saw the Seattle music scene, or Grunge, start to wildly expand into contemporary music. We saw the continuation of teen-pop with boy and girl bands gain huge popularity. Hip Hop, Rap and R&B surged with huge hits and a lot of radio support. MTV had pretty much gone away from music by the Nuclear 90’s and music videos declined in importance. We also saw a massive uprising in the acceptance and availability of Country music.

We wanted to capture the feel of the decade with a musical portrait that envelopes all things that the Nuclear 90’s gave us. Each Friday you’ll hear the biggest radio hits of the 90’s! From Vanilla Ice and Backstreet Boys to Britney Spears to Natalie Imbruglia to Metallica to Boyz II Men to Warrant to Phil Collins to Candyman to Alice in Chains and on and on and on. We will also be able to guarantee a huge variety as we will not repeat any songs for the entire day.

The Nuclear 90’s were a decade of transition. Politically and musically, we were shaking off the dust of the 80’s and preparing for the new enterprise of mass technology of the next millennium. We hope we help you remember those great years by sending your minds backwards to the Nuclear 90’s!

-Timmy

Special Days on KXRT

Hey Folks!

I’ve mentioned here and there about setting up special days for your listening enjoyment. Starting this coming Wednesday, we will start this new venture with Boot Scootin’ Wednesdays! We’ll start off slow and build up to having three musically themed days per week. We’ll have an all 80’s Day, an all Alternative day and an all Country day. In a few weeks, it should look like this:

  • Another Manic Monday – All 80’s
  • Boot Scootin’ Wednesdays – All Country
  • Freaky Fridays – All Alternative

I’m excited to launch Boot Scootin’ Wednesdays this week! Look for the rest in the coming weeks!

Thanks for listening to KXRT!

Coming in March: The DJ Mike Show

Starting March 6th at 8am (Mountain), we will debut the newest show to air on KXRT: The DJ Mike Show! The DJ Mike Show is two hours of the best of the 80’s and 90’s pop, rock and new wave music. It’s commercial-free and is just growing in syndication. It’s currently on 4 stations, including AM/FM and internet!

We are very excited to have this show on our station and I think it fits in perfectly with our music selection. For your convenience, we will also replay it at 8pm on Saturdays that the Timmy LIVE! Show is not on.

Watch here for updates and further info on the DJ Mike Show!

New Songs Added – 9/7/09

Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon

We’ve added a few new songs recently. They are:

  • Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
  • Jason Aldean – Big Green Tractor
  • Billy Currington – People Are Crazy
  • Jack Ingram – Barefoot And Crazy
  • Tim McGraw – It’s a Business Doing Pleasure With You
  • Toby Keith – American Ride

We’re also currently going through and re-encoding (ripping) our library to a higher quality format to keep our music top notch. This is going on day to day and we hope it helps you all enjoy our station just <–> that much more!

Thanks for listening to KXRT: 100% Hits – 100% Fun!

-Timmy

100% Hits – 100% Fun!

Our new station tagline tells you everything you need to know about KXRT! We are all about the music and having a lot of fun! As we’ve told you, we have an enormous library of hit music from the past 30 years! Tons of great music from many different popular genres. When you listen to KXRT at home, in the office or anywhere you feel good. A great selection of hit music from Country: Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, just to name a few. Plenty of hits from your favorite Pop/Rock and Alternative artists: Madonna, Linkin Park, Beastie Boys, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake. A great catalog of some great R&B and Old School: Destiny’s Child, MC Hammer, Mariah Carey, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Nelly.

We realize this is a crazy mix of music. We know that not everyone will like every song we play. We are betting that the vast majority of people who listen will like the vast majority of the songs we play. Honestly, if you dislike a song, reach over and turn down the volume for a few minutes. Just be sure to turn it back up so you can keep listening all day! Even when you listen to your favorite radio or internet station, they play some songs you don’t like. You usually flip through your presets. We just ask you to stay with us through those songs. It will be worth the few moments of quiet. Maybe you will be able to concentrate better for those scant minutes. Our mission is to entertain you. Make you smile. We want you to love us enough to listen all day, every day!

If you give us some time, this will happen. I gaurantee it! Keep listening. Tell your family and friends about KXRT! Let them know how much you love 100% Hits – 100% Fun!

-Timmy

Update

Hi all! I know things around here have been a little wacky. I wanted to pop in and just give you all an idea of things that are under way. At this point, our current playlist formula is pretty simple but is continually being tweaked. We will play two country songs, then a pop song, then two country songs, then a rock song, then two country songs, and finally an R&B song. This formula is then repeated. We are working on updating our library with more accurate song tagging to ensure the right songs are played at the right times. This will result in an ever-changing and improving music selection and presentation!

We need your help! If you have any ideas for music, design, playlists, station imaging, anything – let us know! Email us at kxrt-studio@marinifamily.org with your suggestions!

Keep listening and thanks for everything you do to support the New KXRT!

-Timmy