Tuesday, December 31, 2013

93.7 The Beat Houston replaces 93.7 The Arrow KKRW

Classic Rocker 93.7 The Arrow KKRW is dead, The Beat KQBT takes over as Houston's newest urban station

So instead of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy on 93.7, from now on you will probably hear Holy Grail by Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake. Just whatever you do, don't let Timberlake get near Reliant Stadium and Janet Jackson again!

That's because after 20 years, 93.7 The Arrow KKRW has flipped to an urban format with Beyonce as the first song. Fitting for Houston. 93.7 The Beat KQBT “H-Town’s Real Hip Hop and R&B” will target a heavy female audience with the likes of Rihanna, Jay Z, Drake, Chris Brown, BeyoncĂ© and Miguel.

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UPDATE
The Breakfast Club takes over 93.7 The Beat KQBT mornings

93.7 The Beat KQBT announced its lineup:
5am-9am The Breakfast Club
9am-2pm: UB Rodriguez
2pm-6pm: Rudy Rush
6pm-10pm: Devi Dev
10pm-2am: Chris Michaels

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And the new station was taking swipes at market leader 97.9 The Box KBXX from the get go.

93.7 The Beat Houston
I was sent this 93.7 The Beat Houston logo
before the change - it appeared on IHeartRadio.
"93.7 The Beat is ready to write a new chapter in Houston radio history. We’re defining what real hip hop and R&B is," said Eddie Martiny, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Houston. "Many of the biggest stars in this format live in Houston, so to move the station in this direction was a natural choice. In addition, The Beat format will perfectly complement the five other radio stations in our cluster by making us more attractive and diverse to our advertising community."

The process started New Year's Eve day 2013 at 10am. As I blogged earlier, the station started playing a wide variety of music from Miley Cyrus, Eminem to Oingo Boingo with pre-recorded announcements heralding the end of The Arrow and that a new station would arrive at noon (SEE THE LAST THREE SONGS THE ARROW PLAYED).

"Is it just me or do the Led Zeppelin songs on 93.7 sound different today," KKRW program director Steve Fixx asked mikemcguff.com.

This means longtime Houston rock DJs like Colonel St. James and Steve Fixx of KLOL fame won't have a radio home. Same for morning show newcomer JC Corcoran and mid-day jock Kelly Ryan.

"In late July, just four months after I began the new job in Texas, corporate dropped a bomb, telling me they weren't hiring a producer or co-host to build a show here as we'd agreed," JC Corcoran posted on his Facebook page. "In October I began hearing loud rumors. Last night when we returned to Houston from Christmas break I got the call. Today, a classic rock station with a twenty-year heritage is no more. We've all been let go. The station will be "stunting" for the next few days before revealing the new format. I'd just been nominated for "Employee of the Quarter." Seriously. Next week I'll continue on with the ten-to-noon show on 590 The Man in St. Louis while we try and figure out what's next. Good riddance, 2013."

LISTEN TO THE OFFICIAL 12/31/2013 NOON CHANGE BELOW:


"I had a great run at The Arrow," Colonel St. James posted on Facebook the afternoon after the format flip. "I left Clear Channel on very good terms, and I really wouldn't mind going back to work for them, if the opportunity was right. For now, I'm looking for a new adventure, so if you hear of something, please contact me. Oh, and it doesn't necessarily have to be in radio. All I can say is, I wish my friends at Clear Channel the best of luck with their new station. I hope to back on the air soon, and with your continued support and prayers, and if it's His will, I shall be! Thank you all so very much! God bless and Happy New Year!"

RadioInsight reported Sunday that 937TheBeatHouston.com was registered by Clear Channel. But talk of 93.7 The Arrow's demise has been around for much longer.

The rumors all started back in November. All Access reported Houston could be getting a new urban radio station.

Speculation on a now defunct radio board began that classic rocker 93.7 The Arrow KKRW would be the station to flip formats - if the rumors were true. Semantics would be the reason for that. All Access used the word "targeting" which is why people thought "The Arrow" would be the one...talk about a bulls eye [insert rim shot] or a total miss [insert audience gasp].

While several radio sources told me they heard this rumor getting hotter and hotter, a Clear Channel Houston marketing representative told me back then that they were not "aware of" KKRW flipping to an urban format.

According to the newly minted Nielsen Audio's (replacing Arbitron) November 2013 Portable People Meter 12+ numbers, The Arrow ranks 17th with a 2.3 share. That's down from a 3.6 in July (cue radio pros telling me 12+ numbers don't mean anything but that's all I have access to). Classic Rock competitor 106.9/107.5 The Eagle KGLK came in at number 10 with a 3.7 share in November.

"It's a good move for KKRW," Vice President, Market Manager for Cox Media Group Mark Krieschen told mikemcguff.com after the format flip. "It makes sense for that station considering where they are at in the ratings and it is a big day for us (107.5 and 106.9 The Eagle). The strategy for our cluster began when we hired Dean and Rog."

The Cox Media Group later put The Eagle's signal on both 107.5 and 106.9 - killing off 106.9 The Zone - to improve the station's signal all across Houston.

"Lots of people thought we were crazy to make both of those moves and it worked out for us and we are happy about it," Krieschen told me.

Now, for those not in Houston, our market's top three stations usually include Radio One's 97.9 The Box KBXX and Magic 102 KMJQ. Those are two urban stations that seem entrenched in the top of the radio ratings and totally unchallenged.

"I guess it is game on," Radio One Regional Vice President Doug Abernethy told mikemcguff.com after the format change. "This is not the first time that we have had an assault on our company. We have withstood Hot 97, Power, jazz in addition to flank attacks. So we will enter this latest challenge battle tested. We take this as a compliment to our success. It is people that make or break a station and we have an all star line up of talented individuals in every phase of the urban game. Our company was built on a foundation of serving our community and being African American owned we won't lose focus of our solid foundation in which we built well branded urban stations in Houston."

Other companies have tried and failed to compete with Radio One's Houston urban stations. But Clear Channel owns KKRW, so that means you have an entire radio powerhouse behind this new Houston urban station.

People are asking why we need another urban station. If you think about this way, you have two stations at the top of the ratings for a sizable hip-hop loving audience. If Clear Channel pulls away just some of those listeners and gains new ones, then it will probably be doing better than it was with classic rock as the format.

This could be an interesting radio war. Stay tuned.

Official Clear Channel release:

Houston, Texas – December 31, 2013 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston announced today the launch of a new radio station, 93.7 The Beat, H-Town’s REAL Hip Hop and R&B, effective immediately.

93.7 The Beat will feature music from today's biggest artists including Kanye West, Drake, Chris Brown, J.Cole, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Houston’s own Beyonce and more. The Beat will give Houston listeners one of a kind access to up-close artist experiences, exclusive premieres, world-class on air personalities and opportunities to be part of bigger than life events and promotions.

"93.7 The Beat is ready to write a new chapter in Houston radio history. We’re defining what real hip hop and R&B is," said Eddie Martiny, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Houston. "Many of the biggest stars in this format live in Houston, so to move the station in this direction was a natural choice. In addition, The Beat format will perfectly complement the five other radio stations in our cluster by making us more attractive and diverse to our advertising community."

Fans can listen to 93.7 The Beat, via the station's website, www.937thebeathouston.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's all-in-one digital radio service. iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created custom stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. iHeartRadio also offers listeners a "Perfect For" feature which allows users to choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities. New - iHeartRadio Talk feature offers on-demand listener-created talk content alongside popular news, celebrity and entertainment “audiosodes.” iHeartRadio Talk also features “Daily Pulse,” a customizable Talk channel featuring the most up-to-date news and culture highlights, to which users can add or remove content that is most important to them.

Follow 93.7 the Beat on Facebook: www.facebook.com/937thebeat
Follow 93.7 the Beat on Twitter: @937thebeat
Follow 93.7 the Beat on Instagram: @937thebeat





93.7 Houston call sign history according to Wikipedia.

KBNO - 12/1963 (the 1970 film Brewster McCloud featured an advertisement on a bus billboard)
KRLY - Fall 1974 (Disco 94, Love 94, Y94)
KLTR-FM - 3/20/1984 (Lite Rock 93.7)
KLTR - 3/2/1986 (K-Lite 93.7)
KKRW - 12/20/1993 (Arrow 93.7 70's Rock Hits, 93.7 The Arrow, Classic Rock 93.7 The Arrow, Houston's Classic Rock 93.7 The Arrow, Now With the Most Classic Rock... Guaranteed... 93.7 The Arrow)

*updated with new KQBT calls 1/21//2014


101 comments:

  1. They both suck...and who cares?!?!

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  2. I was enjoying Bob Seger before Miley Cyrus came on; I thought maybe I'd changed the station without realizing it. Then I heard the message that maybe the Arrow would continue to live in some part of the universe but starting at 12:00 it would not be in Houston. At 2 minutes to noon I turned my radio back on for one final broadcast to say goodbye to an old friend. I was heartbreakingly greeted by Journey's "Don't Stop Believing".
    After listening for 20 years it truly does seem the end of an era.

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  3. Terrestrial radio is like that old group of friends you had 15 years ago. You hear about them every now and then, and feel sad when you hear that one of your old friends (The Arrow) has left us, you feel sad. But, then you remember that you're in a better place now. With my modern day group of friends called satellite and internet radio, I realize that I'm in a much better, happier place...and feel sorry for those that still have to rely on terrestial radio.

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  4. I was at 93.7 when it was K-Lite; I stuck with it when it became SFX; I was even faithful to The Arrow for some time after the departure of Dean and Roj. Good for me though that lately my radio listening has been streamed from KLBB in Minnesota.
    So goodbye 93.7, I will not miss you at all.

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  5. new format will suck. eagle 106.9 here I come

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  6. Well, CRAP!!!! I liked the Arrow!!! I do NOT like this new urban crap!!! Like Houston needs another station for rap/hiphop. I don't think so!! What a waste of time and energy!

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  7. What a way to make Houston more ghetto, like if we dont already have so many kids listening to the crap that comes out in the other stations. I dont listen to 97.9 and i wont be listening to this either. Its sad how Houston is getting worse every day.

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    1. Edwin, the thugs in rap music are destroying our traditional way of life in conservative country. Houston continues to turn into Detroit by each day

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    2. Ty Edwin ...well said and I agree.

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    3. Move out then...

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    4. I totally agree as well.

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    5. RAP is CRAP!

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  8. Houston radio just got crappier

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  9. Once again Clear Crap can well you know........ I am so sick of those bastards screwing up our radio. Hey Clear Channel GET THE F*** OFF MY RADIO. Bring back K101 Rock. Leave 93.7 alone. and knock of the BS. WE WANT ROCK YOU TWIT.

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    1. Definitely agree - Rock is the best - not rap, not urban, not the crap on these days from people like Miley. Maybe SOMEONE will get the idea and give us a REAL ROCK station - NOT OWNED BY CLEAR CHANNEL - Who can't seem to make up their stupid minds. I still miss KLOL. What a total load.

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  10. Of course, let's bring more stations with so called artists that don't know real music....abusers like Christ brown and coming out whores like Miley Cyrus. Seems fitting for the screwed up country our kids are living in these days....so sad.

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  11. Nice to know what they think of their regular listeners, and to think any of us would want any part of R&B garbage. I hope you flop on your face. You've angered an entire generation of loyal listeners.

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    1. Agreed 101 percent!

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    2. Wtf looks like underwear for clothes and crap for music are the new thing for the new generation coming up ......impressed? Me neither

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    3. more than one generation, The Arrow was my way of finding good classic rock. I remember hearing my first Pink Floyd song on 93.7

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  12. Just like Clear Channel to take a great format and trade it for watered-down corporate computerized BS! Houston already has at least 5 other stations playing THE SAME artists and THE SAME music.

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  13. This is a real crock of s----. Don't like urban, never will. Not much left for classic rock fans to listen to in Houston these days. I'm disappointed. Oh well, I will find something else to listen to - definitely not 93.7.

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  14. Well that is getting removed from my radio. Horrible.

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  15. Hell no you guys just #/=!&_):”#@ up by changing from good rock and roll to tha
    new garbage. This station has been eliminated from my radios.

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  16. At least Houston will get to hear the Rickey Smiley Show on the radio.

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  17. Clear Channel is about making money as is any company. Their problem is they don't understand the Houston market and keep shooting themselves in the foot. They listened to a focus group that said Walton & Johnson would work better than Dean & Rog but didn't ask their listeners. I am conservative leaning and I couldn't stand W&J. I wouldn't even listen to 93.7 before 10 AM because of the morning show. I couldn't switch fast enough when COX lit up the Eagle (106.9) They let W&J drag the station down and then couldn't get an anchor program when they finally let them go that could compete with Dean & Rog. The writing was on the wall. Now CC is aiming for the low hanging fruit by targeting tweenies who's tastes change quicker than the wind while they work out what format will work in that slot. Considering the R&B and Hip Hop I have been hearing on the Buzz (94.5) it was evident they were looking for a way to go that direction. Hopefully they'll leave 94.5 format alone now.

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    1. They might go into an active rock format soon. They've been playing a lot of hipster rock since the hipster rock 103.7 station switched to a Christian station.

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  18. Well that explains it. I jumped in my car to run some errands and thought I had bumped the channel. No, it's still 93.7. Skip wave from some urban blight. No, the commercial just said Houston. Same station, but with useless bland crap coming out of my speakers. Time to move The Eagle up to button #1.

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  19. Ghetto Ghetto Ghetto CRAP !!!!!!!

    I've live in Houston since the 60's and we USED to have great ROCK stations, Kaum (96.5) and of course KLOL which went down the tubes and now another nail in the coffin, 93.7 has become ghetto-tized. I keep a small stereo going in kitchen 24/7 that I kept on 93.7 and several times a day it would be my pleasant, always on background rock n roll, but today I come home and I'm hearing this off-beat garbage, I figured it was a car commercial or something, I turn it up and it's your typical ghettto rap-crap gonna pop a cap in your ass garbage.

    Looks like I'm simply going to have to dedicate a computer to stream either KLBJ live from Austin or Laut.fm progressive rock from Germany.

    Houston is just really going down the tubes !!!!!!!!!

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  20. Yep more Ghetto radio in Houston guess there are more gangstas movin in to Houston. let the kids grow up listening to that crap. that way we can have more rapes
    and crimes as it seems that is what this hip hop shit is all about. hope one of your niggas pop a cap in yo azz

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  21. "H-Town", it just doesn't hit the right note....like"Big D", "The Big Easy", "BeanTown", "MoTown" or "ChiTown". I've never heard anyone outside of media say "H-Town". Houston is the Rodney Dangerfield of big citites....calling it "H-Town", in my opinion, just makes it a little worse. It's HOUSTON.....we are in Houston, Texas. Be proud of the name Houston and be proud to be part of Houston and screw the nay sayers,,,,,hey....just sayin'!

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    1. bayou city or space city are ok but never h town!!!

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  22. ENOUGH WITH THE HATEFUL AND IGNORANT SHIT ALREADY!!!! If you don't like the station, change it and keep it moving!!! There is still 106.9 and 107.5 and 89.7 you can go to for classic rock. At least you guys still have more than one classic rock station anyway, but the ignorance has to stop.

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    1. People have a right to be angry... when people don't like something, they speak up, and that's exactly what WE are doing. Keep in mind that Clear Channel gave practically NO warning to their listeners in advance of the change.

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    2. That part is true. At least let people know ahead of time what will happen to the station in the future.

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    3. Say What? You really feel that 106.9, 107.5, and 89.7, are classic rock stations? Really?

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    4. You don't even know that 106.9 and 107.5 are the same station just different location airings. Houston happens to get them both.
      Classic rock has been taken away from an entire generation of listeners.
      I don't want to listen to RAP CRAP and will not! I will play cd's or stream music.
      We are the baby boomers, we will have our rock and roll, with or without clear channel.
      Clear channel is promoting a group of people who wear their pants around their butt and don't have any morals.
      Long Live Rock and Roll.

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    5. CLEAR CHANNEL YOU ARE MAKING HOUSTON MORE GHETTO. I used to like where I lived, now I want to move. Houston is turning into another Detroit.

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  23. Hey Man........WE, as citizens, have a RIGHT to be ANGRY when the public airwaves attempt to cram GARBAGE down our throats, and then of course someone comes along and says 'stop the hatin'. Well, reduce the garbage load and we'll take it from there. Stop killing good radio stations and dumping crap on us and you'd not hear a peep, but don't sit there and tell us to 'stop the hatin' when we turn on the radio and we hear this off beat no talent auto tuned monotone thump thump thump my momma's baby daddy gonna pop a cap in yo' ass garbage. Damn right it makes people angry. We deserve better. What the heck does 'stop the hatin'' supposed to mean anyway? Just accept the garbage music and don't complain there nothing you can do about it so just accept it? HAH!!!!!! Not!!!! When it comes to rap and hip hop being called 'music' I cringe at hearing that. It reminds me of a statement that Berta made on 2 and a half men...... You can roll a cow pattie around in confectioners sugar all day long, but you aint never gonna come up with a jelly donut. I tell ya what.....shutting down radio stations that play actual music to play this so called 'urban' lame ass garbage does not sit well with a lot of people. It's a shame that many of them will not step up to the plate and say NO MORE GARBAGE !!!

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    1. Well if it hurts your little feelings, it's simple, DON'T LISTEN TO IT!!!!!

      I don't. It's not killing me.

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    2. He must have a sheet in his trunk...this sounds pretty ignorant & racist. You hate all black people or just their music?

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    3. why does not liking (c) rap make you racist ? miley cyrus is not black!! rock n roll, blues, and jazz is your music . your too busy hating whitey to see that which makes you the IGNORANT RACIST!!!

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    4. You sound just like any other ghetto trash that's ruining our city

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    5. TV, social media, games and music put crap in your head- it is on you to move away from it and expand your own mind. THis isn't personal, it's business.

      They are going were they will benefit from more financially, no care is given because you want another rock station to stay. It makes sense because Houston has only ONE rap and r&b station.

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  24. The WHO got it right long live rock but not for Houston... good bye too an era....This sux...thanks clear channel u suck too...again be dead or alive....words to live by...think I'll listen to country before I listen to the crap on there now .. thanks 93.7 for all your years and the music.

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  25. The Clear Channel rats just want to make sure all the rejects that move from Democrat destroyed cities like Detroit and Chicago have some bs music to listen to while they go about destroying whats left of Houston. Between all the jungle music and Tejano crap catering to all the illegals the CC rats are sure to drive the paying public to pay radio or out of the city altogether. They should all be strung up like the rats that run this country.

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    1. Couldn't have said it better, clear channel is owned by BO's brutha! Oh well they atleast will have to find a job now with the unemployment benefits exhausted or they are going to play the I'm now disabled now and apply for those benefits....People who cant find a job after half a year are worthless to begin with!

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    2. You got that right

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  26. Damn thought my radio blew up...nope just a crap shot from a rap station that stole my music....

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  27. I honestly don;t see the point myself.

    Considering that ever other word was bleeped out there's nothing left to listen to anyway.

    All I heard was "I got some mother money but the don't give a."

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  28. too bad, was the only over the airwaves station I listened too. Then again , I guess I get it.I'm not the demagraphic they are trying to reach. I'm a white, older , Baby boomer. Nobody wants our money.

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    1. it`s still all about us boomers thats why lame youth is pissed. let`s all go buy some good vinyl albums!!!!!

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  29. CC's General Manager said "...by making us more attractive and diverse to our advertising community."

    And that is the problem with big, corporate radio. They don't really care about making themselves more attractive and diverse to the LISTENING community, other than those who carry the ratings meters from (now) Nielsen Audio. But when you're a company that has more than 20 BILLION dollars of debt, you have to cut expenses, resulting in fewer local announcers and more automated/syndicated/network hosts, empty studios locally, and you cater to where the advertisers think the money is.

    For those folks who really loved the old rock, but like me, thought the Arrow was "all Layla, all Led Zepplin, all the time" and boring, try www.540wxyg.com. They play a lot of music that will have you saying, "Wow! I haven't heard that in 20 years. How cool!"

    Locally, if you're in the southern third of the Houston metro, you can rock out with KACC FM 89.7. It's not strictly Classic Rock, but there are no commercials!

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  30. I hope they bring a good nationally syndicated morning show like Steve Harvey or Ricky Smiliey! I welcome the change.

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    1. Sounds like you should've been listening to a different radio station in the first place!

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    2. WOW another jerk turning not liking pop or (c)rap racial?! ever here of chuck berry, jimi hendrix ,BB King... the list goes on and on.DUMBASS!!!

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    3. SO IF I DON`T LIKE RAP I`M IN THE CLAN, by the way clansman is spelled with a K . MORON!!! now let me get back to my jimi hendrix and lightnin hopkins albums

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  31. I can't blame some of these people for getting upset. There were rumors early on, but Clear Channel never gave their audience enough time to react. They just flipped the switch, and that was that.

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  32. Dang fuzzies want everything.

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    1. Yeah I bet that's what makes you and your fellow clansmen very angry huh??? Smh

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  33. Other than 107.5 is there any other classic rock station now? I loved the arrow. This generic money driven music crap has to stop. Its sad but music is crap these days and anyone can make it and sell it through brain washing the masses of clones. Its sick to think that there are only a hand full good artist these days regardless of what type of music.

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  34. This is stupid we dont need another rap station. I love the wrrow. I grew up with it. I went to arrowfest. This station was part of my morning routine. I hate rap. There is already enough rap stations for them to listen to. We only have the arrow and the eagle but now we only have the eagle. Ghetto stations needs to leave our stations alone. Want to add another station? Fine! Take a station that isn't already taken or a station with your music. Get rid of this ghetto bs and let us keep our stations. We only have one classic rock channel and they dont have any competition. Why did a rap station think it was a good idea to go yo a channel that already have a certain demographic that is opposite from them and take away whay we like and put what we would hate? I hope this new station fails and the arrow comes back. This was a selfish move

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  35. Clear channel...I havent seen one positive comment on here.......I am done with you! I am renewing my xm subscription!

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  36. REM is classic rock??? lol...

    Houston has only had 1 hip hop station for years now. Other (smaller) urban cities have more than one hip hop format radio station. Houston radio just sucks in general. there are a few bright spots, but it's all corporate owned. The "real" Houston FM radio stations are few and far in between and there is not enough time in the week for programming to put on what people want to listen to.

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  37. For those of you crying and complaining about 93.7 changing to Hip-Hop and R&B now you guys really know how it feels!!! Example: when they took off Gospel on 92.1 for a news station Houston BARELY listens to.

    Now we're even!!!

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    1. karma's a bitch aint it?? LOL

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    2. It's pretty hard to make an all-news format when your most of your audience hardly ever got past high school. News formats do well in an educated demographic.

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    3. I absolutely agree about the lack of educated people here in Houston. You have most of these comments here to back up your statement too.

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  38. Houston has had only 2 stations geared towards a predominately black audience for the longest, 1 for young & 1 for old. While the rest of the market is country, rock, and whatever it is the white audience of houston listens to. Damn, can we have anything without y'all getting mad? just because you don't understand a type of music doesn't make it all ignorant because believe me....we don't care for the music you prefer either. & a lot of your suburban white kids that are in your homes love rap & hip hop! Look up the sales demographics when you get a chance one day!

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    1. Stay away from our stations. There are plenty of blank radio stations you could have had instead of take our music away from us. It's stupid to take a music away from an audience that hates your music. This is the second station you guys have taken away from us.

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  39. Mike, what are the rating for the other clear channel misadventures? Are they increasing in ratings, or slipping down still? Also, who's programing these stations, does clear channel have 1 person per station, or is it 1 person for all?

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    1. Google is your friend.

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  40. For being the fourth largest city/market in the country, Houston has utter crap for radio stations. Three country, three hiphop, one classical (no longer local), 43 mexican, four pop-rock.

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    1. You echo my thoughts exactly.

      Looks like I'm going to need to fork out a few bucks for SiriusXM...

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  41. I wonder if the anti-Obama / Pro gun talk on the morning show had anything to do with the sudden shutdown.
    Now my city will be more ghetto.
    This shit isn't music. They say the same crap 200 times in one "song" and slow it down (screwed).
    No wonder crime is on the rise and kids don't go to college.
    We need to ban rap, urban, hip hop, screw, vomit, and whatever else you call this trash, then see how fast our country rises up.

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    1. Walton and Johnson are on KPRC 950, so they had nothing to do with it. But I would like to see how they'd react to this one. They can talk about it since, they're both sister stations.

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  42. I couldn't believe this happened. Maybe I will try that Minn. Radio station. Glad you think its good switch but you lost me as a fan.

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  43. How horrible, we loved 93.7 and can't stand this new music. Now where to do we go to listen to good old Rock N Roll? So disappointed!

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  44. Such a shame. I really enjoyed The Arrow. Now the only classic rock station in Houston is The Eagle? Nothing against them, but I did love the Arrow... I understand that people want to hear hip hop, but aren't there enough of those stations already?! Now the only two stations that I can listen to are The Buzz (which is going downhill very quickly if you ask me) and The Eagle... Hold strong, Houston rockers!

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  45. "The Breakfast Club" Morning Show out of Power 105.1 will be airing in on 93.7 The Beat on Monday. I'm surprised there's no info yet on that one.

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    1. No. Clear Channel told me the show starts in a few weeks. Find out when here --> http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-breakfast-club-937-beat-houston-mornings.html

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  46. Thank God for Sirius XM. Also, The Eagle, 106.9

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  47. I'm a dj looking to mix live!!!! 7135176615. Movieman ent. /james.

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  48. seriously... this station was playing the EXACT same playlist as 106.9, but with the most annoying morning DJ in the history of Houston. Why does anyone even care?

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  49. This is the best thing that has happened in "The H" since forever!! Sorry for your loss, but for every upset person there are about of 20 of us that are elated!!! This is a big deal in the "urban" community of Houston. thank you clear channel

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  50. The beat sucks!

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  51. I am definitely appalled by some of these comments. I'm sorry that you lost a station that you very much enjoyed, but I think it was obviously something that was in high demand by listeners or else the change would not have happened. And to those that are calling this "ghetto" music, I am a college educated, African American music who likes to listen to this new station and I am in no way, shape, or form "ghetto". It's a shame that it's 2014 and there is still this kind of racism. But then again this is Texas and some things just never change.

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    1. Then you can move.... anywhere but Texas. Bye Bye.

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    2. Fact- most listens of hip hop are not African American... They are white!

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  52. LOL@ at these people are pissin and moaning about having ONLY one classic rock station... How about the fact that Houston has NO classic hip hop station!! secondly... we didn't "take"your station.. blame that on your friendly corporate "good-ole boy" mega media monster that had a lot to do with putting hip hop the "ghetto trash" state that it's in now.. the irony...

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  53. This is so depressing...if I want to listen to that hip hop rap crap I would listen to 102...No warning to us faithful listener's for so many year's. ...this new station really SUCKS...NO wonder our kids are like they are today..thank god mine r raised...I will move on to another station.....93.7 is banned from my radio,,, it SUCKS..

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  54. Hahaaaa!!!!! Bitter bitter kmsl stop crying the shit is gone. Move on

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  55. After 20 years, they turn their back on me. Clear Channel can go to heck. I'll just stream music now.

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  56. People are upset because a stale classic rock station that played the same Boston, Journey and Queen songs over and over? Cry me a freaking river. I love classic rick but the Arrow sucked. I almost threw out my radio because "More Than a Feeling" played for the millionth time. They failed to evolve their playlist to include more 80s (not just Guns and Roses) and...gasp...90s rock. Thats what CC sister station KZEP in San Antonio did. Guess whos still on the air and isnt a hip hop format? So quit crying, enough with the racial banter (hip hop isnt thug music, its not 1992 anymore) and listen to 107.5 if you like hearing "Livin on a Prayer" nine times a day.

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  57. Debonaire Bros Ent..1/26/2014 09:03:00 PM

    Yo93.7 we wanna know are you guys gonna be like 97.9 and not play texas artist and local artis..Also how we go about getting on touch with some about playing our music..

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    1. One and all... GET A LIFE! All of you! Listen to what you want on the Internet. Dam the local stations - get what U want, not what someone wants to give you. So stop bitching, and get on with living!

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  58. They turned out to actually be worse than 97.9 the boxx. I was hoping they'd delve more into R&B...nope. They are a FAIL.

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    1. Listen to Majic 102.1 for the best in R&B..

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  59. I want Classic Rock back again. I'm not listening your station no more. Please get back to the good music. Thank you.

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