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97.3 KKSS - Kiss FM

KKSS (Hot Jammin’ 97.3 Kiss-FM) – Albuquerque – 7/18/95 – Chico Banana

This is a sample of Albuquerque’s heritage Rhythmic CHR from the mid-90’s, when it offered a relatively balanced Rhythmic CHR format and a high-energy presentation. The station has survived many competitors over the years.  (The logo shown above is not from the era when this aircheck was recorded.)

Please note: at some point (perhaps the original recording), the pitch of the audio on this aircheck became too high (hope that’s the right term?) – everything sounds “faster” than it should be.

Note the similarities between this station and Chattanooga’s WKXJ “Hot Jammin’ Kicks FM” from 1998. Besides their nearly identical names, both were/are on 97.3 FM and employed the phrase “one half hour total music jam”. There had to be some sort of connection between the two – does anyone know what it was? (EDIT: Per the comments section of this post – Cadillac Jack was the common denominator.)

 

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  1. I listened to Kiss FM all the time that summer. I’m pretty sure they pitched everything up a bit anyway, but this aircheck appears to be sped up just a little in addition to that.

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  2. The answer is Roy Jaynes, aka Cadilliac Jack!! He was the program director for 97.3 Kiss FM Albuquerque and 97.3 Kicks FM in Chattanooga, TN.

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  3. Wow kiss fm was way beeter than it is now i remember i jus moved to Albuquerque i ws 21 kiss sucks now

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