Wednesday, December 19, 2007

97.1 The Eagle KEGL Dallas, Fort Worth gets rock back

When I lived in Waco, I always listened to 97.1 The Eagle KEGL in Dallas/Fort Worth. It was an awesome station when I could pick it up. I moved away and a few years later Clear Channel killed the rock format.

After some failed attempts at easy listening and Spanish music, the DFW Metroplex has rock back on 97.1 KEGL complete with The Eagle name. Will they get most of the original DJs back? Cindy Scull and Robert Miguel now work at 93.3 KDBN in Dallas. Russ Martin is now on Live 105.3 KLLI-FM. No way will they bring back Kramer and Twitch, but Chris Ryan could walk down the hall from 102.1 The Edge KDGE.

If you are out of the DFW area, you can listen to the station here. It sounds good so far and appears to be commercial free.

Vince Richards who has run 101 KLOL (when it was rock), 93.7 The Arrow KKRW and 94.5 The Buzz KTBZ in Houston will head to Dallas to run both KEGL and KTBZ. Over on the gossipy radio boards, some have brought up that he might take Houston talent like Rod Ryan with him. Hope not.

Does this mean Clear Channel is having a change of heart and will bring back rock to Houston's 101.1 KLOL? I doubt it. If they are moving the guy who last ran the station, that's probably not a good sign.

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