Quite a surprise when I was flipping through the FM dial during lunch: instead of hearing the usual thrash/alt metal/hard-rock on 107.3, I heard “You Aint’ Seen Nothin’ Yet” by BTO, followed by “Good Thing” from The Fine Young Cannibals. A few minutes later, the Rolling Stones with “Mixed Emotions”…and then Al Stewart’s “Year Of The Cat.” Whoa! Looks like there’s been a serious format change at 107.3!
The call letters are the same: KINX, but the station has a new name: “SAM.” That’s it – just “SAM.” I’m happy to see that the website is already updated, although there’s not much there yet. I’ve seen other stations adopt a named “personality” (most notably Radio Alice in San Francisco), and it’s pretty cool to have “Sam” here. I suppose the thrash/alt metal/hard-rock fans in Great Falls are disappointed, but since I never cared for the format, this is quite a welcome change.
MORE: check out some of these other songs that I heard today on SAM:
“Pop Music” by M
“Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart” by Elton John & Kiki Dee
“Dance To The Music” by Sly & The Family Stone
“Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles
“Turn Your Love Around” by George Benson
I love this format — any song, any time! Rock, lite country, R&B, pop, etc – eclectic, fun, and you never know what to expect.
UPDATE: the website has changed to SAM1073.com.