KLXK-FM 93.7 Minneapolis MN Phil Parker 1989

Phil Parker has been holding down mornings at Bismarck, North Dakota’s legendary KFYR for many years. He was there during the 1990s, went away for a few years, then came back in August, 2004. Most people don’t know that prior to his arrival at K-FIRE, Phil hosted mornings in the Twin Cities. He recently became a fan of RadioGeekHeaven.com and was kind enough to submit this aircheck, taken from the original KLXK studio skimmer tape:

“OK, this is early 1989. Mornings on KLXK, Classic 93.7. Studios were on Cliff Road in Eagan, the old U-100 studios. Had this gig for one year, blown out, and went to Bismarck. You’ll laugh at the first break, as I intro a song “direct from compact digital disc!”

Also on here is Dan Barreiro, who called in twice a week to talk sports while he was with the Strib. (long before he was a radio star). Program Director was Toby Hart and station was owned by Entercom.

Phil Parker
KFYR 550 Radio
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2 thoughts on “KLXK-FM 93.7 Minneapolis MN Phil Parker 1989

  1. Hosting

    Minneapolis, MN. Listen live plus station schedule, song playlist, location and contact information online. You might want to listen to 93X Rocks – KXXR – a great Rock station from Minneapolis, MN, United States.

  2. Drew Post author

    The 93.7 FM frequency in Minneapolis/St. Paul has had quite an interesting history. For decades, it was home to “The Beeyooooootiful Whale”, WAYL FM 94. Format was Easy Listening. In 1988, Entercom flipped it to Classic Hits as KLXK. The idea was to take audience away from market-leader KQRS-FM 92.5. This didn’t work as well as hoped, so Entercom again switched the format in 1992. KLXK became the original 93X. Again, the plan was to take audience share from KQ. This time, however, it was the younger demos that were being targeted. It also filled a hole for the hard rock format which was created when KJJO-FM 104.1 dropped “Hot Rockin’ 104” in early 1989.

    Entercom’s idea worked. It worked so well that Capital Cities/ABC (KQRS’ parent company) bought 93X and flipped the format to Modern Rock/Alternative. This occurred during the first weekend of February, 1994.

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