Clear Channel & HD Radio

Bob Nelson
Sun May 14 10:38:03 EDT 2006

A tape trader sent me a couple of tapes (well, one was a mini disc) of
HD-2 stations.
One was a classic country station (no jocks) associated with KMPS in
Seattle. The other,
also jockless, was "Gretchen 99.9" out of Florida, associated with
WKIS Boca Raton.
Named after country singer Gretchen Wilson ("Redneck Woman"), it
featured artists
like Hank Williams Jr., Toby Keith, Travis Trit, Gretchen Wilson, and
Shooter Jennings.
Shooter, who played his dad Waylon in "Walk The Line", did a song that
might not get played on "regular" country radio because of its title
(you'll see it if you go to his website--it's on the T-shirt he's

The station pushes 100,000 watts. I guess some Boston HD-2 stations are doing
smooth jazz, pre-Beatles oldies, classic country, 80s rock, comedy,
acoustic, etc.

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