Tonight’s weather report from the One True Rochester: cruddy.
It’s cold and very windy and rainy, and even though we haven’t seen any snow here yet this fall, they say that may change tomorrow.
So why not toss some very warm IDs on the fire? How about Palm Springs from August 2009, on a two-day trip where it stayed well into triple digits all day long, and barely got down to the low 80s at night?
This turned out to be a fairly significant trip, aircheck-wise. Even though I’d just been there 16 months earlier, a few things had changed – religious KBXO 90.3 had been sold and flipped to KPCV, a simulcast of LA’s KPCC 89.3 but with its own ID, and the elusive KRCK 97.7 Mecca was actually ID’ing, which is still more than I can say for the still-uncaught KESQ 1400 at the east end of the Coachella Valley.
And this trip would be my last to Palm Springs before the big four-way shuffle that went down in the spring of 2010: KDES-FM 104.7 Palm Springs was sold and moved west to become a San Bernardino/Riverside class A signal, now KQIE; the KDES-FM oldies format and calls displaced the wonderfully-anachronistic beautiful music of KWXY-FM 98.5 Cathedral City; KWXY returned to its ancestral roots on AM 1340 with only some of its staff (gone was LA legend Dave Hull, heard briefly on the new KWXY-FM ID here) and a music format heavier on standards than beautiful music; and the progressive talk of KPTR 1340 shifted up the dial to displace talker KGAM 1450.
Oh, and the KNWQ/KNWZ/KNWH talk triple-cast added an FM translator, too.
Time to make another run out the 10, I guess!