KWOD

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Frequency/ies
106.5 FM
Call Letters
[WWW]KWOD
Transmitter Location(s)
Sacramento
Business Phone
(916)334-7777
Business Fax
(916)339-5669
Studio Line
(916)766-1065
Parent Company
[WWW]http://www.entercomsacramento.com/
Website
[WWW]http://www.kwod.net

KWOD, aka 106.5 The Buzz is an all-90's music FM radio station. Their current format started May 22nd, 2009, and the changeover was referenced in the [WWW]June 1st comic of Real Life.

Past Formats

From June 6th, 2005 to to May 22, 2009 at 9am, they were "KWOD 1 Version 2.0". In their glory days of independent ownership, their motto was "51 minutes of non-stop KWOD" because of having commercials only once an hour.

Prior to June 6th, 2005, they were "Alternative Rock". For an interesting read on the change, check out [WWW]this Sacramento News & Review article. On, KWOD switched formats to all-90's and became 106.5 The Buzz.

When KWOD 106 went on the air in the 1970's, the name came from the fact that they were broadcasting "quadraphonically," a short-lived idea that probably died because most people weren't willing to buy 4 speakers. At that time they were more-or-less album rock. Their main competition was KZAP. Locally there was a funky little station called KYLO ("KYLO Gold!") that played a very eclectic mix. If you remember any of this, you are at least 40 years old.

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Reviews of KWOD Version 2.0


2008-09-03 15:19:35   KWOD used to play better music, but I don't care. I like KWOD because they air "The Adam Carolla Show" from 5am to 10am Monday - Friday. Best thing since Howard Stern. I just hope that they don't drop Adam Carolla to make room for some dreadful morning radio DJs. —CurlyGirl26

Reviews of 106.5 The Buzz


2009-05-22 23:06:07   SN&R’s contact with the new KWOD v2.0’s deejays was cut short by program director Jim Robinson, who himself cited a “busy workload” as his own reason for declining repeated interview requests. SN&R later was copied on an e-mail Robinson sent out to staff originally contacted for interviews, in which the program director offered a concise edict: “Let’s pass on this guy,” Robinson wrote. “I’ve emailed him that we’re too busy for an interview. This paper would not be KWOD v2.0-friendly. Thanks.”

Radio without rules, indeed.

^^^ I remember when they switched formats, it was super shady. —StevenDaubert


2009-05-24 00:01:49   Just when I thought it couldn't get worse. First, CBS radio pulls the plug on Adam Carolla. And now, they switched to generic 90s music. I listened in for a few minutes—just to remind myself why I abandoned terrestrial radio in the first place. What an abortion. —CurlyGirl26


2009-05-25 00:58:40   When KWOD 106 went on the air in the 1970's, the name came from the fact that they were broadcasting "quadraphonically," a short-lived idea that probably died because most people weren't willing to buy 4 speakers. At that time they were more-or-less album rock. Their main competition was KZAP. Locally there was a funky little station called KYLO ("KYLO Gold!") that played a very eclectic mix. If you remember any of this, you are at least 40 years old. —DonShor


2009-05-26 11:25:08   Now Defunct. —MasonMurray

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