KBZR (103.9 FM) – Coolidge/Phoenix, AZ – 5/11/96 (S.T.E.V.E. stunt)
For six months in 1996, KBZR (103.9 FM)/Coolidge, AZ offered one of the most creative stunts in radio history. In between an automated Rhythmic Oldies format was a series of clever interstitials (voiced by station owner Jerry Clifton) indicating that the station was “moving in from the desert” (referring to a pending signal upgrade to allow for better coverage in the metro Phoenix area) and looking for someone — or something — named “Steve”.
This aircheck was recorded in the early days of the stunt (probably about six weeks in) — KBZR was referring to itself as “The Space Station” at this time.
Included is a commercial for the infamous “J.J., The King of Beepers”, whose advertising was heard throughout multiple Southwestern markets at this time.