More Info on the "Country Superstation" WDAF 106.5 FM
August 11, 2003
ENTERCOM Country WDAF-AM broke into the FM band on SUNDAY (8/10) at 12p replacing Smooth Jazz KCIY 106.5. The station has now identified itself as "COUNTRY 106.5" and will simulcast on 106.5 in addition to 610. The station joined the FM band on (8/8) with a brief message followed by the "Star Spangled Banner." KCIY's MARK EDWARDS and MICHELLE CHASE hosted the finals hours of Smooth Jazz and the last song heard was "Neither One Of Us" by GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS.To help with the launch of COUNTRY 106.5 on the FM band, ENTERCOM has enlisted the talents of former WYAY & WKHX/ATLANTA OM DENE HALLAM to take on Opps. Mgr. duties for WDAF. HALLAM joins current PD TED CRAMER in a three way battle for KANSAS CITY's Country Audience.
"We're fortunate to have someone of DENE's caliber in the building," ENTERCOM Market Mgr. BOB ZUROWESTE says. "He brings us a wealth of experience and a great deal of historical perspective as it pertains to KC radio." HALLAM previously held positions in town as the VP/Programming at KCMO-AM/FM and PD of KUDL.
"This is the job I've been waiting for," adds HALLAM. "PAT PAXTON (ENTERCOM Sr. VP/Programming) told me that they welcome PD's who are independent thinkers. It's already been a blast working with TED CRAMER, morning man DAVID LAWRENCE and all of the talented staff at the legendary WDAF! In the 80's I used to work for Z (BOB ZUROESTE), so it's a homecoming of sorts. Even my beloved daughters' Grandmother lives here! Our charge is to leave the Country competition in KANSAS CITY in obfuscatory ruins!"