KEYN-FM 103.7 Wichita Kansas Kevin Wagner 1983

Here’s a young Kevin Wagner, getting his start doing Saturday nights on Wichita’s KEYN. This was the heyday of KEYN: an absolute ratings and revenue monster during the early and mid 1980s. As for Kevin, he worked his way up quite nicely in the industry. Today, he is Director of Programming for Eagle Radio.

This was recorded from a motel room in Lawrence. I was 19, headed from Minnesota to my first radio job in Colorado. I strategically chose Lawrence as my stopping point so that I could aircheck both KC and Topeka. I wasn’t expecting to hear a Wichita FM, but conditions were good and my Pioneer was a sensitive receiver. Of course, the FM band was much less crowded in those days.

Equipment used was a Pioneer AM/FM/cassette stereo portable unit with built-in telescoping antenna. Source tape is a TDK D90.


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