Soft Rock 97.1 In Dallas?
May 23, 2012 at 8:32 AM (PT)
Is there something planned for the MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND at CLEAR CHANNEL Rock KEGL (97.1 THE EAGLE)/DALLAS? ALL ACCESS webrats in DALLAS found a new website, www.softrock971.com has been registered -- and by the ultra-scientific experiment of clicking on that link, found it redirected to KEGL's site.
In SEPTEMBER of last year (NET NEWS 9/6/11), a similar issue happened, when a website named 971thebull.com forwarded to KEGL's site. Rumors of a flip to Country were denied, and no format flip ever happened.
Is there a change in the works this time, or just a holiday weekend stunt? CLEAR CHANNEL/DALLAS OM PATRICK DAVIS wouldn't comment directly about the website, but did tell ALL ACCESS, "I won't deny there are strategic advantages to our DALLAS cluster for having a mainstream AC, but as I have said before, we prefer to remain in the Rock arena with a very talented team. We are confident in the lineup on KEGL including NIKKI SIXX and the RUSS MARTIN Show and how they fit in with our overall rock strategy with KZPS and KDGE in DALLAS. That said, we are aware of rumors of an impending attack on KHKS and our new, evolving station NOW. That would give DALLAS/FT. WORTH four stations basically playing the same music. If market conditions change, we would respond quickly and passionately to defend our stations."