KWKR-FM 99.9 Garden City KS Hot Fun in the Summertime 1985

I worked for KWKR “The Fine Ninety-Nine Nine” back in 1984-85.  Rick Nulton was our morning man, Operations Manager, and sales representative for the Leoti/Scott City/Tribune region.  Since the FCC still required radio stations to broadcast from their city of license in those days, we maintained two separate studios.  Rick did the morning show (6-9AM) out of the “main studio” in downtown Leoti.  The rest of the day (9AM-1AM) originated from our “remote studio” on North 7th St. in Garden City.  As a young jock, I admired Rick’s voice and production abilities which were far superior to my own.  When he did a piece that I thought was particularly “good”, I’d dub the cart to a special cassette that I kept for that purpose.

“Hot Fun in the Summertime” was KWKR’s premiere summer promotion.  It was held at Lake Scott State Park, just north of Scott City.  A day of music, beer, food, beer, fun, beer, friends, and beer.  Did I mention that the staff consumed a lot of beer at this event?

This was transferred from the original cart to cassette in the KIUL/KWKR production room.  Source cassette was a TDK D90.  As for Rick, he has spent the past 28 years as General Manager of Eagle Radio’s successful Great Bend cluster.  He’s still a damn good voiceover and production talent, too!


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