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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
KNRK strikes back
Myself and others have criticized KNRK for years over the station's "its different here" modus operandi. As we all know, playing the Police every hour on the hour doesn't make a station different from the numerous other '80s pop and soft rock strongholds that dominate FM radio.
Recently KNRK has made strides to live up to its mantra though. The station's website now hosts "94/7 Too," a separate feed that plays only local bands ranging from Bikini Kill to Blitzen Trapper (also available via HD radio). KNRK's evening programming now includes a new-to-me show on Tuesday and Thursday nights co-hosted by Dave Allen that draws attention to up and coming artists. Other shows like "The Bottom 40" and a DJ who goes by the moniker "Squid" are keeping things interesting.
Still, programming during the daylight hours is still mostly crammed full of songs we've all heard a million times AND they're still playing Bob Marley. Worse yet, I swear I heard a Beatles song on their morning show a few weeks ago. Yes, everybody loves the Beatles but they have no place on an "alternative" radio station.