Finally, 106.9 FM goes "Big Buck Country"
After playing non-stop Beatles music since last week, 106.9 on Milwaukee's FM dial flipped to a classic country format calling itself "Big Buck Country."
Milwaukee's radio dial already features such a format on WOKY-AM (920), which calls itself "The Wolf."
The format, which features songs from "country legends" of the 197os, '80s and early '90s, targets adults in the 35 to 64 age group.
The play list includes Garth Brooks, Alabama, Willie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Clint Black, Dolly Parton, Toby Keith, Oak Ridge Boys, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams Jr., Randy Travis, The Judds and George Strait.
On-air personalities will be introduced later.
A web site has launched at bigbuck1069.com.
The former smooth jazz station known as WJZX-FM dropped its format May 27, and before an expected change to a "top-40" music format, the rock station formerly known as "The Brew," WQBW-FM (97.3) jumped to that format the next day.
Ah yes, Milwaukee commercial radio. God help us!
They do play Elvis Aron Presley, which is more than any "classic rock" station in this town can say.
muziklvr, this is just old "new" country. not simply old country. nearly every one of the artists listed above (dolly parton gets a pass) was part of the vanguard that started new country. it's just as bad. and that these performers are to blame for the today's pop country crap almost makes it worse.
I am really disappointed with all the changes in the last several years; I miss the classical channel, the Cuzner style jazz format was great, and I loved the smooth jazz station, with its weekend evenings of really cool music. for rock music, sometimes I like the Madison stations better than Milwaukee's. I love music, but I rarely listen to country for some reason... we already have a country station, so why the addition? I would prefer an addition of a world music station for a change.
I think it's a good idea. Maybe it will at least give listeners a choice between "new" and "old" country. I'm tired of the cookie cutter singers and the formulaic NashVegas sound coming out of WMIL and WBWI. I stopped listening regularily when all the songs started sounding the same and all the singers starting looking the same.
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