Just realized that March 15th marks the 1 year anniversary of KXL supplanting KUFO on 101.1.
Here's the thread from a year ago: http://feedback.pdxradio.com/topic/buh-bye-kufo
Thought I'd start a thread to see if anyone has any thoughts about it with an entire calendar year in the bag. Anyone miss KUFO or KXL on AM? Anyone think this was the best business decision in Portland radio of 2011? Discuss.
Post-KUFO, One Year Later(20 posts)
Just realized that March 15th marks the 1 year anniversary of KXL supplanting KUFO on 101.1.Posted on March 14, 2012 - 09:42 PM #
I still tend to bypass KXL a lot because most of my radios are set up with AM and FM presets. FM = MUSIC, AM = news, weather, talk. It is usually an extra step for me to switch to FM then hit the 101.1 preset.
A couple of newer radios allow me to randomly store AM & FM presets in the same group. On these radios, KXL FM is stored in the traditional position between KPOJ AM and KPAM.Posted on March 14, 2012 - 09:58 PM #
Didn't listen to 101.1 in KUFO days; I listen to it even less now.Posted on March 14, 2012 - 10:31 PM #
I think that it's silly that P-Town doesn't have an active rock radio station. I find it difficult to believe that one wouldn't sell. I live in Las Vegas and am a fan of KOMP 92.3. It's a good radio station.Posted on March 15, 2012 - 04:30 AM #
I don't think I ever listened to KXL before they moved to FM. Now, they are a regular stop on my radio. It's not that I don't ever listen to AM - I'm a radio nerd so I love listening to all types of radio - but for my regular at-work listening, I find myself almost always on the FM dial.
Conversely, I used to listen to the Game a little bit when they are on FM. I haven't listened to them at all since their move to AM.Posted on March 15, 2012 - 07:30 AM #
I think Active Rock will be back, perhaps with one of the pending new stations. I personally don't miss KUFO, but I know others do.
I think I miss sports on FM more than I enjoy news/talk. AM750 has better coverage for a news/talk station. It's almost too bad they didn't make 101.1 as "Live 101" and left 95.5 as sports and 750 as news/talk. Most of the programming on 101 KXL is pretty good, even better if they would throw out Lars with the bath water, Glenn is so-so. In the car I put KXL right next to KOPB, my two FM talkersPosted on March 15, 2012 - 10:46 AM #
I miss Active Rock, but KUFO wasn't really Active Rock before its demise anyway.Posted on March 15, 2012 - 11:15 AM #
I'm thinking Alpha has struggled a bit bringing life back into KXTG, but it seems like they're getting the hang of it. Someone mentioned to me KXL gets callers on The Game's old number every week now asking for them.
I'd have to agree with W7PAT, KXL has some good programming. With Beck and Burns coming on later this month, there won't be a whole lot left that isn't local, and hopefully live. I'm sure the FM signal attracts a different demographic, but I'd rather they extended the frequency response of 750 instead of sticking them on FM - I miss KUFO :( .Posted on March 15, 2012 - 01:01 PM #
Although I do have 101.1 MHz programmed in as one of my car presets, I virtually gave up on KXL after they moved to FM. In the morning, I listen to KPAM and I usually tune in to China Radio International in the afternoons and evenings.
If I listen to the radio at work, it is usually KMHD, as that station's format doesn't interfere with my concentration (because most of the songs played are instrumentals). The only AM station that can be received reliably at my office is KUIK.Posted on March 15, 2012 - 09:59 PM #
Admittedly 101.1 is in the presets of the Kenwood in the Bronco, but only because it's one of its defaults. I actually don't even use that tuner because it's a stone-deaf piece of crap across 90% of the dial, instead opting for the far-superior F1HD on its auxilliary port.
And most of the time it's on, I'm listening to KXXO on that box (because I can! ;o)Posted on March 15, 2012 - 10:04 PM #