2001

KXMG (Mega 93-3) – Austin, TX – 2001

Mega 93-3 was a great-sounding but short-lived Dance CHR, serving the Austin market from 2001 to 2003. Its spirit lives on via the HD2 signal of KBPA 103.5 FM as “Mega HD2“. More information can be found on the Wikipedia pages of KBPA and KGSR.

KKFR (Power 92) – Phoenix – 2001 – 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 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 “Aqua Net 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. Note that, at this time, KKFR was transitioning from “Power 9...

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