KXEL/Waterloo-Cedar Rapids, IA Launches Classic Radio Theater
January 18, 2016 at 10:43 AM (PT)
NRG MEDIA News-Talk KXEL-A/WATERLOO-CEDAR RAPIDS-CEDAR FALLS, IA soft-launched “KXEL Classic Radio Theater” on JANUARY 16th, a weekly Saturday night block featuring classic radio shows such as JACK BENNY, SUPERMAN, FRED ALLEN, THE SHADOW, FIBBER MCGEE & MOLLY, INNER SANCTUM, SUSPENSE, LUM AND ABNER, DRAGNET, and more.
“When KXEL first went on the air on JULY 15th, 1942 (the first station in AMERICA to sign on with 50,000 watts of power) among the most popular shows on the radio were ... those classic shows [which] are back each SATURDAY night on News/Talk 1540 KXEL," PD JEFF STEIN said. "The truth is most stations in our format don’t do well on weekend nights and you can hear that in the sheer number of paid programs across the AM band. I think the issue is content. We’re trying something a little different and we’re open to whoever it brings."