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    you know you've lived in Phoenix too long when...

    .... you still occasionally say, "If 1060 still played hip-hop..."

    .... and you first heard Weezer's stereophonic "Sweater Song" on 1060 during its alt.radio phase

    .... you remember what beer baron-era 550 was like before El Rushbo

    .... you remember that time when 1100 brokered programming for an actual, literal white-nationalist group

    .... and that time when there was a local War of The Worlds-type panic: for a country station

    .... the local newspaper had a weekly radio column next to the crossword puzzle and comic strips

    .... and Paul Harvey was the only syndicated, but technically still local, host on 620

    .... and you remember what station pre-Sirius Howard Stern was on

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    Quote Originally Posted by indieradioguy View Post

    .... you remember what beer baron-era 550 was like before El Rushbo
    Actually that era would have occurred on 9~Ten. The Beer Baron cashed out before KFYI moved to 5~Fifty.

    Now the Gary Edens era at KOY is another story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by indieradioguy View Post
    .... you still occasionally say, "If 1060 still played hip-hop..."

    .... and you first heard Weezer's stereophonic "Sweater Song" on 1060 during its alt.radio phase

    .... you remember what beer baron-era 550 was like before El Rushbo

    .... you remember that time when 1100 brokered programming for an actual, literal white-nationalist group

    .... and that time when there was a local War of The Worlds-type panic: for a country station

    .... the local newspaper had a weekly radio column next to the crossword puzzle and comic strips

    .... and Paul Harvey was the only syndicated, but technically still local, host on 620

    .... and you remember what station pre-Sirius Howard Stern was on
    I remember when Sun City listeners of classical KONC 106.3 were rattled when their Mozart was replaced with Pearl Jam.

    And the day when 1060 KUKQ flipped from rhythmic to country, which tanked badly in the ratings.

    And the day Super Snake came to town and played nothing but “Cold Hearted Snake” during his first air shift.

    And when the Republic’s media column was penned by a well-respected voiceover talent and Casey Kasem fill-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricStein View Post
    And when the Republic’s media column was penned by a well-respected voiceover talent and Casey Kasem fill-in.
    CVD! "The voice."
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    Quote Originally Posted by indieradioguy View Post
    .... you still occasionally say, "If 1060 still played hip-hop..."

    .... and you first heard Weezer's stereophonic "Sweater Song" on 1060 during its alt.radio phase

    .... you remember what beer baron-era 550 was like before El Rushbo

    .... you remember that time when 1100 brokered programming for an actual, literal white-nationalist group

    .... and that time when there was a local War of The Worlds-type panic: for a country station

    .... the local newspaper had a weekly radio column next to the crossword puzzle and comic strips

    .... and Paul Harvey was the only syndicated, but technically still local, host on 620

    .... and you remember what station pre-Sirius Howard Stern was on
    ... you remember the three way Top 40 battle between KRUX, KRIZ and KUPD.

    ... and when KUPD lit up the 100 kw FM and put the Top 40 battle to bed.

    ... and when KRIZ actually covered the whole market on 1230!

    ... when KBBC meant "Better Boogie Company"

    ... when 1580 was a daytimer but could be heard at 9 PM... in the winter!

    ... when Dewey Hopper came to PHX and there were letters to the editor complaining about his antics.

    ... when all your "older" friends listened to Bill Heywood on KOY.

    ... when Dick Gilbert was a famous name, but you did not know quite why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldiesfan6479 View Post
    CVD! "The voice."
    Dan Armstrong who didn't like CVD at all. Dan died of Arm cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post
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    ... you remember the three way Top 40 battle between KRUX, KRIZ and KUPD.
    And KBBC.

    ... and when KRIZ actually covered the whole market on 1230!
    With 250 watts, no less.

    ... when Dewey Hopper came to PHX and there were letters to the editor complaining about his antics.
    Many of which came from my family.

    ... when all your "older" friends listened to Bill Heywood on KOY.
    Some also listened to KOOL, at least into the mid 1970s. Ancient Modulation still ruled! There were three elevator-music stations on AM as well (OK, they were FM simulcasts, but I'm willing to bet they got quite a few listeners in those Buicks, Ford Fairlanes, and even a few aging DeSotos).
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    ... you remember KOOL AM/FM/TV and KTAR AM/FM/TV
    ... you would stand outside the Safari Resort and watch for the on air lights to go on above the beauty shop at KOPA.
    ... you had a KRIZ ball
    ... you tried to win a Levis Gremlin from KUPD
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndavis View Post
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    ... you tried to win a Levis Gremlin from KUPD
    Never that lucky...had to buy one from honest Ev Mecham Pontiac/AMC in Glendale.

    You know you've lived in Phoenix too long when you remember Dodgers games on Fifty five Phoenix, Kay-Oh-why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndavis View Post
    ... you remember KOOL AM/FM/TV and KTAR AM/FM/TV
    You remember KVAR and its Channel 12 predecessor KTYL-TV, as well as KOY-TV on Channel 10.

    ... KPHO radio on 1230, and before that, 1200 for its first year or so. Actually, if you remember KPHO radio at all.

    ... when Channel 21 aired secular programming, including a 5 PM newscast (or an unreasonable facsimile thereof).

    ... when KTAR switched to all-news, and replaced DJ Lucky Lawrence with anchorman Larry Wright.

    ... Pat McMahon on KRIZ, and "Your boy" Al McCoy on KRUX. Both went on to bigger and better things.

    ... when Dick Van Dyke owned KXIV radio, and his character worked at "KXIV-TV" on The New Dick Van Dyke Show.

    ... when "Wonderful Russ" ran for Governor of Arizona and got about 150 write-in votes. Was KDKB not happy, so they fired him?
    We have to save the Earth! It's the only planet with football and beer.

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