I love Kings Radio! Last year, on a drive down I-5 from Sacramento to L.A. I discovered it as I was desperately looking for some music on that notoriously boring drive. Around the Bakersfield area approaching "The Grapevine", I came upon an oldies station that had a really good selection of tunes. I have a conventional over-the-air car radio and the built-in cassette deck is broken. It was Kings Radio! I didn't hear any Carpenters but it was nice to hear some good music out in the middle of nowhere. I pre-programmed that station so I would have it for my return trip! I since have driven down a few times on family business and I always make it a point to tune it in once I start picking up the signal. Nice post, by the way...Just heard the ‘72 album version of “Top Of The World “ on Kings Radio 103.3 from the very tiny town of Lindsay, Ca. Where olive trees outnumber people by 1000’s. It’s a station that is owed by a private trust, and only plays music from the 40’s- about 1973. Vocal artists and popular instruments from those years. I have an antenna on my roof to get the weak signal, as it’s about 70 miles away from where I live. Unusual that it was the album version. It made my day!
I hope they played more Carpenters during their Christmas music weekend. Some of Karen's very best performances, no doubt.Local station 105.7, WYXB: "Due to an overwhelming number of responses and spirits being lifted, we are bringing Christmas music back...this weekend. Put on your pjs, light a fire, snuggle up with your loved ones and listen to songs that might help things feel a little more ok."
On my ride home from work they played "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays." Don't we all feel a little more okay when we hear Karen?