94.9 KBOS - B95

KBOS (B95) – Fresno, CA – August ’92 – Krazy Kid


Recorded 22 years ago this month, this is a sample of Fresno’s heritage CHR. According to Wikipedia, KBOS signed on in 1971 (with the B95 name?), but didn’t move into a Rhythmic direction until sometime in the 80’s.  The station was celebrating its 21st anniversary at the time this aircheck was recorded.

It’s hosted by Krazy Kid, who moved on to become one of the most popular personalities in the Phoenix market from the mid-1990’s through mid-2000’s.


  1. Actually KBOS signed on earlier than 1971. According to online records as well as back issues of “Billboard” It was on the air by the late 60s-early 70s with a Beautiful/Easy Listening format. Sometime in the mid to late 70s, the station switched to AOR, adopting the name “The Boss” in the process. In 1983, the station switched to mainstream Top 40 adopting the “B-95” name. It went Rhythmic around 1987 after KPWR/LA had proven the success of the format. One interesting note: Jack Armstrong (yes, THAT Jack Armstrong!!!) did mornings at B-95 in the mid to late 80s before leaving California to go back to North Carolina.

  2. 1992 was a great time for Fresno radio, I was 18 years old. In December 1991 MKC Productions bought block time on 94 Country (KTAA-94.3FM). I was hired to produce & host a Hip-Hop/R&B format from 5pm-12mid called Cosmic Cat Radio 94.3 (Mid-5pm it remained country music). I hired high school friend Danny P (currently at WiLD 106.1 FM in San Luis Obispo) and in Feburary 1992 MKC Productions brought in Greg Mack (KDAY 1580AM) to program the new Jammin’ 94. I was on the air 6pm-10pm. This was Fresno’s first 24 hour Hip-Hop radio station. B95 & Power 102 (101.9) soon followed with a heavily Hip-Hop influenced format. So many great names passed through these three stations and so many great stories.

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