KUDL-FM 98.1 Kansas City MO Jack Diamond 1983

Although they hadn’t yet adopted the Cuddle moniker, KUDL-FM was Kansas City’s “lite” station, even back in 1983. They may have been simulcasting with KUDL-AM 1380 during this time since the Legal ID is given as “KUDL, Kansas City” as opposed to “KUDL-FM.” Does anyone know for sure? This was a Saturday night in August and Jack Diamond was behind the microphone.

I recorded this from a motel room in Lawrence. All of 19 years old, I was headed from Minnesota to my first radio job in Colorado. I purposely chose Lawrence as my stopping point so that I could aircheck stations from both Kansas City and Topeka. Check out my other exhibits from this date to hear more from both of these markets. 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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  1. David Brewer

    your off by a few years on your history. KUDL-am went all news in 1974 and thats when KUDL-fm took over the format of KUDL-am, around 1976 they decided to go all automated and use the TM productions lite rock format or as the people at the former KWKI rock 93 called it “chicken rock” they returned live around 1980 still doing the lite rock format. At one time they had added alot of oldies into the mix and probably would have went all oldies if “oldies 95” hadn’t came on the air.

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