Friday, February 03, 2006

480 Miles to Memphis

It is 480 miles from Dallas to Memphis. I drove thru Sulpher Springs, Texarkana, Arkadelphia and a whole lot of nothing. It all started somewhere near a building that just read: BEER BBQ MUSCLE CARS. that was the Texas side of the border of course.

Around Texarkana I heard 95.1 KEWL running a weird medly of Buddy Holly songs. It wasn't a bumper. For about fifteen minutes they continued to play clips as long as 45 seconds from the buddy holly catalog before I got a little tired of the mystery. KEWL simulcasts on 1400 AM for the record.

Around Arkadelphia I caught a couple minutes of 99.9 KSWH the Henderson university LPFM. they were only audible briefly, but they seemed to be in it for all the right reasons.

I the K-PIG ID on 103.9 right outside Arkadelphia. That's KPGG in Ashdown. They were running a mix of country legends and country oldies. I caught a Johnhy Cash B-side and some old Waylon Jennings. Not a bad mix.

In Little Rock I had been looking forward to hearing 88.3 KABF a well-known community station. Sadly they were playing dance music. I ended up listening to Bob parlocha on 89.1 KUAR the NPR outlet.

NOTE: there is a cool shortwave station originating in Arkansas that I did not have the time to listen to. You may already know KTR in Hope, Aarkansas. Dedicated to life, liberty and AM plate modulation how could they go wrong:

Upon hitting Memphis City limits I tuned in 89.3 WYPL (the reading services station) and heard old sun records style rock n roll. It was some program called "the Memphis Music Collection" It was a whole show on the good-rockin' tonight Sun records tribute album. I didnt even know they had music programming...