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It was also during this time that 104 claimed to be a rock station. I used to have a 104 Rock sticker for a long time.

But I'll always miss the good old KLOL... RIP.

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Oh my god, yes....I listened to Moby in the morning...what a perv!! Let's see, I was 12 or 13 I guess, would listen while I got ready for school. 97 went buh-bye and I soon got hooked on S & P a few years later...now I live for W & J and am just glad that the old station didn't completely fade away.

I remember the old, old KLOL stickers, before "Runaway Radio"...with the silver surfer lookin dude...

I had a Van Halen 97 Rock sticker in my locker :D

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Oh Parrot, you would like Dean & Rodge much better, I promise.

Got to meet big ol' MOBY back in the day, he then slimmed up quite a bit, pissed off the FCC and 97 Rock, and got canned. bI beleive he is still on the radio up north somewhere.

I remember Matthews had a late night talk program on 97 Rock on like thursdays back then. I called in once or twice.

When I was working at Fat Tuesday's back in the early 90's S&P and Outlaw Dave and Loch, the whole 101 gang came in for a promotion they were doing. I want to say it was Mardi Gras and of course all the ladies that had showed up began doing what it took to get those beads, one thing led to another, and we almost got shutdown, because the cops showed up, because of complaints from listeners of the broadcast. It was surreal. :o:D

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It was also during this time that 104 claimed to be a rock station. I used to have a 104 Rock sticker for a long time.

But I'll always miss the good old KLOL... RIP.

104 claims to be alot of stuff today, Thank god for XM!

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Moby's doing country music in Atlanta.

http://www.mobyinthemorning.com/

Matthews, well, turned out the quiet one was the one to worry about.

Yes.... I didn't want to mention that because not only did I listen to Moby & Matthews, but I also listened to his talk show on 97 Rock which I remember being on Sunday nights like at 9 or 10pm. Perhaps he had one on Thurs also though...

Of course he later went on to be an AM Rush Limbaugh clone until...

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Yes.... I didn't want to mention that because not only did I listen to Moby & Matthews, but I also listened to his talk show on 97 Rock which I remember being on Sunday nights like at 9 or 10pm. Perhaps he had one on Thurs also though...

Of course he later went on to be an AM Rush Limbaugh clone until...

Cool, thanks for the info!

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I remember the old, old KLOL stickers, before "Runaway Radio"...with the silver surfer lookin dude...

Actually, they had the runaway radio before the silver dude...The silver dude was like in the

late 70's-80's... I think anyway... The runaway radio was the original sticker when they

came on the air, pretty sure..

When I moved here in 1969, KRBE 104 was the hot rock station if I remember right.

KILT was popular on the AM side.. But I remember about 1970-71 or so, KRBE 104 switched

formats, and KLOL became the big rock station. Or to me anyway... In those days, the

little green runaway radio was the usual sticker. The programming in that day was much

more "hippyish" for a lack of a better description. It was kinda like KPFT on commercial

steroids. But they played all the popular album rock, where KPFT played whatever was

weird enough. I still remember when the news came on KLOL, they would play all these

background sounds like crickets, little varmits, spacy noises, etc, etc.. Really weird compared

to the bottled crap they have now. Radio was much better back in those days. It's so

pathetic now, I can hardly stand to listen to it, and in fact, am more prone to be on AM

listening to talk radio, than I am FM rock. Part of that may be old fartism setting in..:(

I recently also bought a metal detector, and like to prowl for old relics. Another sign of

old fartism setting in... :( There was a rock station in the early 70's that tried out the 95-96-97

slot, but danged if I can remember who it was offhand. It was before the 97 rock most think

of , which to me was quite a bit later in the overall scheme of things.

Most of my music these days is on video tape, or recording digital on this puter..

BTW, I remember the "old" 104 back in 69 was a pretty cool station. But I liked 101

better when it came on. It was like groovy man... :lol:

MK

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The runaway radio was the original sticker when they

came on the air, pretty sure..

I have a picture of the runaway radio 101 sticker with backing against my purple shag carpet! I'll have to locate it and scan it in.

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The "Runaway Radio" is actually what 101 came bac..............OH !!! nevermind. :blush:

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Moby and Matthews every morning.............ring a bell?

97 ROCKED the 80' B) S!

Still have original small stickers..........

I remember the jokes about the 3 nuns and also the mailman song from Moby. Things I don't think would be on the radio today.

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Guest Marty

I met Moby at dancetown USA on Airline he was sighning autograph pictures. I thank he promoting a group called Chance who played there alot this was about 1988.

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Oh Parrot, you would like Dean & Rodge much better, I promise.

Got to meet big ol' MOBY back in the day, he then slimmed up quite a bit, pissed off the FCC and 97 Rock, and got canned. bI beleive he is still on the radio up north somewhere.

I remember Matthews had a late night talk program on 97 Rock on like thursdays back then. I called in once or twice.

When I was working at Fat Tuesday's back in the early 90's S&P and Outlaw Dave and Loch, the whole 101 gang came in for a promotion they were doing. I want to say it was Mardi Gras and of course all the ladies that had showed up began doing what it took to get those beads, one thing led to another, and we almost got shutdown, because the cops showed up, because of complaints from listeners of the broadcast. It was surreal. :o:D

That's your idea of surreal? You seem to have a very ordinary life.

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Hell, I remember Moby even before he came to Houston. He used to be a DJ on a radio station called 98 ROCK in the Tampa Bay area. I remember his last day there, as he was saying goodbye over the air, he said something about going to the land of ZZ Top or something. I was very young and never thought about it again. Then in '85 when I found myself here in this strange Houston place, there was Moby on the radio! It was kind of comforting to hear a familiar voice as Houston was very new and scary to me.

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The thing I remember about Moby was that he claimed to know EVERY joke that was out there. And he did. You could go up to him and try to tell him a joke that he didn't know, but he would already know it, and beat you to the punchline!

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The thing I remember about Moby was that he claimed to know EVERY joke that was out there. And he did. You could go up to him and try to tell him a joke that he didn't know, but he would already know it, and beat you to the punchline!

I put this in the "Houston Radio Stations" section here, but I think it fits the Moby topic. 97Rocks sticker on right. Lots more if you look closely!

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I finally located my two small 97Rock stickers. Notice how I cut the larger sticker out that came with these. The larger one must have been on my car and might be the one I still have on my guitar case.

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I finally located my two small 97Rock stickers. Notice how I cut the larger sticker out that came with these. The larger one must have been on my car and might be the one I still have on my guitar case.

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I always liked that song, "hot child in the city"

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I always liked that song, "hot child in the city"

Did you know that you can delete the info between the bracket intervals? (ie.: [ quote ] delete this info [ /quote ]

Hopefully that made sense.

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Wasn't it something like: "It's 6am Houston, get your lazy asses out of bed!"?? lol Loved that station.

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Also does anybody remember the weather guy?? He use to cruise around Houston and when it was time to give the weather, he would randomly stop at a local residence, ask the people to look out their windows and tell the audience what they saw. It was very funny.

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Moby is one of the more famous Crossvillians out there -- Crossville, Tennessee, that is, my hometown. I met him once, but he's several years older than me, old enough that we weren't in high school at the same time. We do know a lot of the same people, though. I remember him being on the radio in Crossville (WAEW and WCSV -- both AMs). I was also living in Fort Worth in the mid 80s when he moved from Houston to Dallas (the Eagle? 97FM or something like that). I don't think he was in Dallas very long, for whatever reason.

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Oh my god, yes....I listened to Moby in the morning...what a perv!! Let's see, I was 12 or 13 I guess, would listen while I got ready for school. 97 went buh-bye and I soon got hooked on S & P a few years later...now I live for W & J and am just glad that the old station didn't completely fade away.

I remember the old, old KLOL stickers, before "Runaway Radio"...with the silver surfer lookin dude...

I had a Van Halen 97 Rock sticker in my locker :D

I loved KLOL. Remember Dana Steel? I still have my card showing I'm a Steel Worker. lol. I remember her last day on the air. She was moving to California. She was taking requests and asked for people to please NOT request Stairway To Heaven. She would absolutely explode if she had to play the song one more time. lol. I still have a KLOL T-shirt that I bought at Texas Tapes and Records. It was the kind with 3/4 inch sleeves. It was Gray with the silver dude with the lightening bolt on the front. The sleeves were bright red. Now I stick with Dean and Rog and Susie.

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I was in atlanta when Moby came over..never knew he was in Houston prior..and doing Rock! I can't imagine him doing much less than country now days.

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Here's a bumper sticker I haven't seen on here. This is from a photograph of the sticker on a chrome bumper so the quality is all that it ever will be. I believe this sticker was from 1970.

KRBE_Bumper_Sticker_1969.jpg

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I knew Moby's (first?) wife slightly. I went to elementary school with her and she lived near us in Lake Jackson. After elementary school her family moved to the thriving metropolis of Danbury. I didn't see her again until we both were seniors in high school; at that time she had blossomed into a spectacularly beautiful redhead. A few years later I heard that she had married Moby at the height of his Houston fame. I think she was a buyer for (then) Joske's and met Moby at some charity function. She is the mother of Moby's son Jonah (from the belly of the whale, get it?)

When I was at Rice in the early 80's it was a common practice to get those black and white "97 FM Rocks" bumper stickers and cut them up to spell things like "97 FM sucks" or "97 old socks." People still do that with Rice's KTRU bumper stickers.

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I knew Moby's (first?) wife slightly. I went to elementary school with her and she lived near us in Lake Jackson. After elementary school her family moved to the thriving metropolis of Danbury. I didn't see her again until we both were seniors in high school; at that time she had blossomed into a spectacularly beautiful redhead. A few years later I heard that she had married Moby at the height of his Houston fame. I think she was a buyer for (then) Joske's and met Moby at some charity function. She is the mother of Moby's son Jonah (from the belly of the whale, get it?)

When I was at Rice in the early 80's it was a common practice to get those black and white "97 FM Rocks" bumper stickers and cut them up to spell things like "97 FM sucks" or "97 old socks." People still do that with Rice's KTRU bumper stickers.

This'll make us all feel old; Moby's a grandpa.

Yeah Baby!

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I liked Moby. But, he was one of those people you either loved or hated.

He used to crack me up talking about women's "Puppies" all the time. :lol:

I used to really respect John Matthews as well...he went on to do a talk Radio Show on 950 KPRC and then was -- disgustingly -- busted for flashing himself to some kid.

Really, really disappointing...and disgusting. And very sad to see someone you looked up to on the radio commit such a disgusting crime.

Disastro

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That's your idea of surreal? You seem to have a very ordinary life.

RIGHT! I am sure that kind of stuff happens to YOU everyday, you can go back to reading your Penthouse Forum letters now, Chief.

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We still have about 15 or so 97 Rock stickers stuck on mom's garage door. Great glue I guess! These guys and 101 KLOL are the only radio stations I know of that used to have promo's at record store's with free beer. You would show up and there was a big keg of brew waiting to be drank. It was normally to promote a new album or some concert coming to town. You'll never see that again. Fun days! :D

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gunslinger, from arcadia, mo. will weigh in this , now i ain't never done this before, so bear w/ mw if it aint right,

back in the very early 80's i remember when moby and matthews first went on the air @ 97 KSRR, w/ the slogan Kick "S" Rock & Roll, they used to do live remote broadcasts from a bar out on either richmond blvd or it may have been on westminster, out on s.w.side of town, I believe it was called "The Aggora Ballroom" sponsered by a bedroom store," Waterbeds Inc." maybe? Moby would be in pajamas and lay up in bed and broadcast, the bar would open @ 5 a.m. and drinks were availale at 6:30 w/bloody marys being the drink of choice for the majority, myself and my roommate would call in sick and spend a couple of hours, met them both (Moby and Matthews) several times....97 rocks....deid indeed rock the early 80's in houston, texas.

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I remember the jokes about the 3 nuns and also the mailman song from Moby. Things I don't think would be on the radio today.

Holy crap, I STILL sing the Mailman song... "I don't mess with keys or locks, I just stick it in your box..." ROTFL!! :lol:

I also remember "Men, men, men....a ship all filled with men...so throw your ru**ers overboard, there's no one here but men!" :lol:

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Here's a bumper sticker I haven't seen on here. This is from a photograph of the sticker on a chrome bumper so the quality is all that it ever will be. I believe this sticker was from 1970.

KRBE_Bumper_Sticker_1969.jpg

You can find that one along with others at http://www.radioemporium.com. Lots of old radio logos and bumper stickers

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oh yes.Always woke up to moby.I had a delivery route and would load up my pinto and take off driving and singing to mobys songs. The mailman song and the morning astrology guide were my favorites. moby was always making fun of someone especially michael pollard and mayor whitmire. Boy i miss those days.klol was the good station too. i still have some t shirts and bumper stickers somewhere. the good o;d days of houston.

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