The new year rings out with a sad ending for classic rock fans in Houston: 93.7 The Arrow KKRW has flipped its format to something completely different after 20 years on the airwaves.
Local media blogger MikeMcguff.com reports the new 93.7 will be an urban station to compete with 97.9 The Box KBXX.
Well, that’s depressing. It might not have been a Houston institution like KILT or KLOL (back when the latter was a rock station), but KKRW was pretty good even with the Stairway-to-Hotel Freebird playlist. Of course, I probably say that because I didn’t get a chance to listen to it that often, and I’d probably not like it now as much as I used to after listening to the classic rock stations here in San Antonio. Way back when, though, it was the preferred soundtrack to many a fun weekend at Crystal Beach — the Arrow, 106.9 the Point, and on Saturday nights it was Rowdy Yates and his classic country show on KILT. Good times.
(A lot of the time I listened to Rowdy Yates on my Walkman, that had a cassette player. How’s that for a blast from the past?)