Chris also ran Seattle's 103.7 KMTT-FM (The Mountain) for 14 years/9 months:
- That was also the frequency (before KMTT) of Tacoma's KBRD (beautiful music)
and before the bird: KTAC-FM
Chris Mays is one of the few people who has been able to get good results for AAA in the PPM age. I hope they can find someone who exhibits the same skill.
Does this mean they'll stop calling their listeners Kinksters? Whatever Mays' virtues (and she may have many), that was really, really bad branding.
Never met her but it made my skin crawl when she used the word "Kinksters" on FB.
Rather than pile on to the negative comments, I'll say that driving through the Portland area on Friday I was thoroughly entertained by the Halloween themed music sprinkled in on KINK and the 5'o clock block of Halloween songs. Whether it was Chris' work or not, kudos for some of the most entertaining radio I've heard in years. Sunday evening when things were back to normal sounded good too.
Don't hate on KINK too much. Portland could have a Triple A that's a HOT AC with a token one Triple A current an hour, and that would be really sad.
"Portland could have a Triple A that's a HOT AC with a token one Triple A current an hour"
Not in Portland, Oregon. Like Keith Moon said, that would go over like a lead zeppelin.
People complain about KINK because it could be so much better of a station than it is. In fact, it has been in the past. KINK's downfall started long before Alpha's goons in suits took over. All Alpha has done is accelerate its plunge into total irrelevancy. You can't run a AAA station in Portland using a "model" of any kind, generated by consultants who don't live here. At least you can't if you want to hold on to your base listenership and move into younger demographics. Period.