That radio station post got me to thinking about the old KDF station out of Memphis. Now that was a good station and I don't know how we lucked into having a transmitter in our area. Anyone remember when it ended?
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It ended some time in the late 90's when they switched formats. That's what I listened to all the time when I was in jr. high and high school. I remember getting aggravated because during a good song the local translator would break in with a local spot.

I don't know who ran the local translator, but it was a great idea and a great service to those of us who aren't fans of country.

KDF went country around '97 or '98 I believe. Since there is no shortage of country stations in the Shoals, the translator switched to the Birmingham rock station. I don't know if it's still up and running, but it was a huge benefit while it lasted.
Bill Rogers, was a son of the original owner, had the antenna/transmitter originally placed. What is up now - I have no idea. I know he was building a house in a southern coastal country a few years ago (I am certain it is finished by now). I don't know if he relocated there or if it was only for vacations or what.
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Originally posted by NashBama:
It ended some time in the late 90's when they switched formats. That's what I listened to all the time when I was in jr. high and high school. I remember getting aggravated because during a good song the local translator would break in with a local spot.

I don't know who ran the local translator, but it was a great idea and a great service to those of us who aren't fans of country.

KDF went country around '97 or '98 I believe. Since there is no shortage of country stations in the Shoals, the translator switched to the Birmingham rock station. I don't know if it's still up and running, but it was a huge benefit while it lasted.

I believe the station was ROCK99 @ 99.5FM in Birmingham and I wish we still had that benefit, too.
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Originally posted by gracies old man:
One of the translators was carrying "Fun 91" of Mississippi, I think until recently.

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I believe 91.9 now has the call letters WOWL . Station in Iuka, no idea where the transmitter is.
It is re-broadcast over 102.3 up here, but a couple of months ago they must have cut their power, and now I get the 91.9 just as good.
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That's what I listened to all the time when I was in jr. high and high school. I remember getting aggravated because during a good song the local translator would break in with a local spot.


Nash! I can remember this happening too! It would always happen during The Best Song!
it is true that bill rogers, of the rogers department store family, put up the original translator. i knew him back at that time. i think he did it so he and others could get some 'good' rock music to listen to.

he had a lot of problems getting it going, but he was a stubborn guy and got it done.

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