Sometimes Change Is Good

lonestar1.jpgIn 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:

  1. Whisky Bent & Hell Bound – Hank Williams, Jr.
  2. Sweet Hitchhiker – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  3. Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  4. That’s What She Said Last Night – Billy Joe Shaver
  5. Whipping Post – Allman Brothers Band
  6. Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh

Zero commercials.

To paraphrase Field of Dreams:

Is this heaven?

No. It’s Texas radio.

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7 thoughts on “Sometimes Change Is Good

  1. semitough April 23, 2007 / 10:46 am

    For today anyway, 92.5 on your FM dial. Just listened to another 30 minute block. One 15 second promo for a concert at Billy Bob’s and a 30 second promo for the new format.

  2. Bob April 23, 2007 / 10:13 pm

    I for one won’t be tuning into KZPS anymore. I think the new format bites and wherever Bo and Jim end up is where you’ll find my staion knob.

    Signed,

    One very upset listener

  3. semitough April 24, 2007 / 5:51 am

    Bo and Jim will be staying. Their revamped show will debut on April 30th.

  4. Katie April 26, 2007 / 2:47 pm

    Thank God Bo and Jim will be back!!! Lonestar is just weird. I want my classic rock! Now the only classic rock stationin Dallas is 93.3 The Bone. There are plenty of country music stations in Dallas. Why did they have to take away my classic rock and the best damn morning show ever to do more stinkin’ country music???

  5. semitough April 26, 2007 / 3:10 pm

    It’s more classic rock than country and the country is less country than the Dixie Chicken. 😉

  6. country musician March 4, 2008 / 11:00 am

    I used to never listen to country, but it’s changed a lot over the last ten years or so. And the cowgirls are hot!

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