Tuesday, April 1, 2014

KXGO, 93.1 FM Has Become KSLG

The Classic Rock station for Humboldt County has become KSLG or K-Slug. What has been the quintessential rock station for Eureka Ca., 93.1 FM KXGO has become a slave or simulcast of KSLG which used to be a modern rock station that changed their format to something. This is not an April Fools prank as far as I know. The move away from classic rock has been in the works ever since Station Manager Tom Newhouse was hired. KSLG switched their format from Modern Rock to  "New Bands, New Songs & New Sounds ( or in other words, modern rock) which is an eclectic mix of new stuff that has few outlets on commercial radio anywhere in the United States.

93.1 and it's translator at 94.5 FM in Eureka which were well known and established as the Classic Rock station for a couple of decades for Humboldt County are now passing along that new sound.  KSLG is suggesting that former classic rock listeners tune to their local version of classic rock or "The Point" FM 100.3 and 102.7 FM but there are other alternatives such as Cool 105.5 which plays mostly Classic Hits from 1964 to 1984 and moves up a year each year as time goes on.

The times they are a changing, but there are still places on the dial where you can hear the likes of The Who,The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Cars, Ozzie Osbourne, Blue Oyster Cult,, Jimmy Hendrix, he Beatles, And all those other great classic rock bands I left out but it isn't 93.1 FM.

RIP KXGO

6 comments:

  1. RIP indeed. I remember when KXGO came on the air in the fall of 1971 from a studio on Fickle Hill. The DJ would announce that "This is KXGO Arcata. KGO rated X". The last commercial station I listened to was KFAT. Now I only listen to KHSU and Jefferson Public Radio. Occasionally KMUD and KZYX. Commercial radio is just that--commercial.

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  2. A brave stand. I understand the need for anonymity.

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  3. kxgo was "beautiful music" in the 70's

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  4. Back in the day the DJ on kxgo would warn people of such things as bad acid going round....the times they are a changing....

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  5. The times they are a changing, but there are still places on the dial where you can hear the likes of The Who,The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Cars, Ozzie Osbourne, Blue Oyster Cult,, Jimmy Hendrix, he Beatles, And all those other great classic rock bands I left out but it isn't 93.1 FM.

    They are'nt 93.1 for sure. No other local station really has the same format as KXGO, so we won't be hearing alot of the music we enjoy. Very disapointed.

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  6. TO BAD, 100.3 IS NOT AS GOOD. MORE METAL (JUDAS PRIEST) .

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