106.3 KEDJ - The Edge
KEDJ/KDDJ (106.3/100.3 the Edge) – FINAL DAY – Phoenix – 10/30/01
Recorded 12 years ago today, this is a sample of the final evening of “The Edge” and its Modern Rock format on 106.3 KEDJ/Sun City, AZ & 100.3/Globe, AZ (along with 106.5 KBZR/Arizona City). The personality on this aircheck* hints at changes coming the next day, but primarily in terms of his own employment
The next day, around Noon…
- The Edge abruptly moved to 103.9 (replacing Rhythmic CHR “103-9 the Party” KPTY)
- Spanish-language programming debuted on the former “Edge” signals
- This article gives behind the scene details about the changes.
Probably only coincidentally, exact five years prior, the first of multiple Rhythmic CHR attempts made its debut on this same frequency.
* – Please note that the personality heard on this aircheck (“Shark”) is NOT the same “Shark” who was the first voice of the station when it debuted in January 1993.
Thanks for the blast from the past. Some people mistakenly thought I worked for The Edge when I drove around Tempe in my huge white Chevy Celebrity station wagon with black tint featuring a pair of their bumper stickers on the rear window. Won a bunch of stuff by visiting their mobile broadcasts including a couple of passes to the movie, “The Crow” before it actually opened in theaters. Those were the days!