In a comment on the Confessions of a Zoo Freak post about the 1970’s/1980’s era Dallas FM radio scene reader Bruce comments:
Flipped on KZPS this morning to find something called Lone Star 92.5….
KZPS, 92.5 FM, is the lone DFW classic rock station (Note that this observer excludes 93.3, The Bone, as a classic rock station. I’m not sure what it is, but it’s not classic rock). The ZPS website has been updated to reflect the change but without much detail. New website launch is scheduled for April 30. But you can listen online now.
What is apparent is that the team of Bo Roberts & Jim White will be back. Another Q102 alum, Redbeard, will be joining the station in some capacity. Redbeard has a syndicated radio show and was one of the original program directors for XM Radio when they launched. Rumored last week on the Russ Martin Show that Jon Dillon, former KZEW jock and current ZPS evening guy would be back as well. Not confirmed on the Lone Star site though.
Perhaps the best part is the format description which promises:
A one of a kind amalgamation of Outlaw Country, Classic Rock and Alternative Country…From Shotgun Willie to Dusty, Frank & Billy
Here’s the current block of music overheard while typing this post:
- Whisky Bent & Hell Bound – Hank Williams, Jr.
- Sweet Hitchhiker – Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
- That’s What She Said Last Night – Billy Joe Shaver
- Whipping Post – Allman Brothers Band
- Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh
To paraphrase Field of Dreams:
Is this heaven?
No. It’s Texas radio.