Happy Birthday Power 95-9!
When I woke up this morning I did the usual stuff to get ready and then something donned on me Power is 20 years old today!
A long time ago this station was known as Thunder 95-9 and played country music, then a weird thing happened. We were bought by a larger company, and that company also owned Kicker 102.5.
After a couple of months the people running Thunder decided it was a good idea to change the format. At the time the boss was a gentleman named Larry Kent. He asked us why would we change the format? We told him that there had not been a top 40 radio station in Texarkana for many years and we showed him the information that we could be successful.
So after a little convincing he asked us how long would it take for us to get the station ready. We told him it could be done in 30 days. So on February 28th 1998 Thunder played its last country song Garth Brooks 'The Dance'.
The first pop song was Sheryl Crow 'A Change Would Do You Good'.
Thank you for 20 years of great music, and we look forward to many more.