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KKFR (Power 92) – Phoenix – 10/21/01 – Charlie Huero & DJ Shy (Aquanet Set)

Since June of 1997, KKFR — both at its former home on 92.3 FM, and at its current home on 98.3 & 96.1 FM — has made hip-hop and R&B the primary (if not exclusive) focus of its Rhythmic CHR format.  However, in the early 2000’s, it would offer a return to its dance-oriented roots for a brief period each Sunday night.  A portion of the “Lowrider Oldies Show” (also known as the “Sunday Night Old School Show”) was known as the “Aquanet Set”.  This program — whose name refers to the hairspray-laden members of freestyle acts in the 1980’s — originated (?) and was made famous by KKFR’s former sister station, KPWR (Power 106) in Los Angeles.

As heard on the audio, this aircheck was recorded on the night the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Atlanta Braves in the 2001 National League Championship Series, en route to their first World Series victory over the New York Yankees. As of this writing, it remains the lone championship captured by not only the Diamondbacks, but any of the major Phoenix professional sports teams.

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