Another major Texas radio morning team out…

…this time it’s right here in San Antonio, as John Lisle and Steve Hahn are out at KISS 99.5. Anyone wanna bet on them being replaced by syndicated talent? It’s not the first time that sort of thing has happened in a major Texas market; I remember a morning show in Dallas suffering the same fate and being replaced by a syndicated show out of Indianapolis, with the fans there having the same reaction as many KISS fans are having on Facebook:

The immediate response from listeners who posted on Facebook? Most  told the station to essentially buzz off, calling the decision “pathetic,” “upsetting” and worse.

Of course, I remember when the rock format of KLOL in Houston was replaced by some sort of Spanish format, listeners had the same reaction; but to hear a lot of people tell it, a lot of interactions went along these lines:

“Man, it’s a shame about KLOL. It was a Houston legend.”

“Yeah. When was the last time you listened to it?”

“Oh man, it’s been YEARS.”

I don’t know if it was the same with Lisle and Hahn, but it’ll be interesting to see what happens.

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6 Responses to “Another major Texas radio morning team out…”

  1. AlanDP Says:

    This was long before you were in S.A., but back in the early 90s KISS suddenly and without warning switched to a golden oldies format. Those two guys were literally fired in the middle of their program.

    They went to KZEP and started having a late-night hard rock show that was different from KZEP’s classic rock format back then, except back then KZEP’s version of “classic rock” was quite different from what it is now. As a result of S.A. not having a hard rock station anymore, KZEP shifted away from playing some of what we might call “classic pop” and moved more toward the format they have today.

    The golden oldies coup d’etat at KISS failed and they went back to hard rock, reinstating Lisle & Hahn.

    Just thought you might find that interesting. I remember everyone at work walking around stunned like someone had died at the time.

  2. Albatross Says:

    I remember that time well, Alan. That’s when 96.1 tried to fill the void and went hard rock for a while. They dropped that like a hot potato when Lisle and Hahn came back.

  3. That Guy Says:

    As someone who used to listen to Lisle and Hahn well over 20 years ago in Jr High and High School (had to wrap a LOT of foil on the antennas to pick up the signal 65 miles away in the hill country), this saddens me.

    I remember back when KISS went Oldies as well. It was a stupid decision then, and this is a stupid decision now. I STILL listen to them when I get a chance up here in Austin.

  4. southtexaspistolero Says:

    I remember reading about that later in the day yesterday, AlanDP. Which made this decision all the more baffling. Like I said, it’ll be interesting to see what happens — if they get brought back a second time.

    As someone who used to listen to Lisle and Hahn well over 20 years ago in Jr High and High School (had to wrap a LOT of foil on the antennas to pick up the signal 65 miles away in the hill country), this saddens me.

    LOL That Guy. I did that sort of thing with the Houston radio stations when I was in Bryan-College Station and the Golden Triangle, and the Dallas stations when I was in North Texas. I didn’t have foil, but I did have a nice antenna with an electric power booster.

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  6. stylez Says:

    over 30 years of the same old stuff. they never tried to progress even a little. time for a change! these guys made a lot of money by doing nothing. believe me, they’re the ones laughing. even they can’t believe they got away with it for so long. good bye, so long, who cares.

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