Could the Dance Music Party Craze be
over for Texas?
By Markus Combs
HoustonGayWeb (Dallas, TX)- Lately there has been a war with
radio stations all wanting to be so mainstream they would
do anything to go hip hop or "urban" as they call
it in radio. It all started in Orlando with the Party Station
93.5 which the daddy of them all Clear Channel bought it out
and turned it into hip hop/rap. It was one of the best stations
in the country in my opinion and was the first channel that
I heard Daniel Beddingfield. We almost started a growing trend
of dance stations popping up all over the country only to
be kicked down and turned into hip hop stations.
A similar thing happened in Austin when Clear Channel bought
a dance music station and turned it into more hardcore hip
hop beats. A few years ago Dallas was lucky enough to get
into the party station mix with 106.7 FM KDL. One of the most
popular DJ's even left his shift at the more popular 106.1
KYIS-FM. This DJ who is widely known as Domino was a great
asset to the station then they hired on The Fitz (F-i-t-to
the z) another former KYIS Clear Channel employee.
This station is starting to show its true colors and is steadly
forming into a hip hip station. I see a morning show popping
up soon. How did 106.7 KDL start out? They started out advertising
they would not play Britany Spears and absolutely NO Rap.
Yeah Riiiiiight. We all really believe that. For one you cant
promise not to play club music and not play Britany and then
again you just cant seem to play any music these days without
"selling out" and eventually switching to hip hop.
106.7 KDL which is known for two years now
for being at gay events and playing the hottest dance music
with plenty of Oaklawn advertisers may soon be rearing its
head to "come out" as something like what happened
in all the other cities where the dance music was ended by
Clear Channel Radio.
Maybe in time someone will really bring in some long term
dance music stations to the Texas area.
Want a good radio station in Dallas then tune into Air
America KXEB 910 AM