Greg Stevens is the former Program Director of KCFX/Kansas City.
I first worked with Fred Jacobs when we signed-on KCFX in Kansas City as one of the first large market FM’s in the country to go Classic Rock (1985, I think?). I can remember the confused reaction I got from most of the industry (music & radio) because they just couldn’t understand how a Rock station could get by without playing any currents…
Some other personal memories include the listener who called the station one day to say he loved the music, but why did we keep calling it “plastic rock”!!?
And I remember the day Fred & I went to the Peaches record store in Overland Park, on Shawnee Mission, and bought $1000+ worth of albums (yes vinyl albums!) that we needed for on-air play and put it all on my credit card… The store manager was happy to have the sale but really curious what we were going to do with all those “old rock albums…” He was about to find out, along with the rest of Kansas City!