The Twister Becomes Platinum 96.7; Chapman Returns To Consult
June 30, 2008 at 3:29 AM (PT)
Legendary DALLAS radio personality RON CHAPMAN makes his return to DALLAS/FORT WORTH radio today with the launch of PLATINUM 96.7, formerly CITADEL Country KTYS (THE TWISTER). The station's format will shift from Country to a playlist primarily comprised of early Rock and Roll classics from the '60s and '70s, but will also include hits from the '50s and early '80s.
CHAPMAN, who spent more than 45 years as an on-air personality in the market and is a member of the TEXAS RADIO HALL OF FAME, will serve in a consulting role and be responsible for putting together the station's talent, imaging and music.
"The opportunity to play architect and create a new station in the METROPLEX from the ground up is a new and exciting challenge for me," said CHAPMAN. "We see a niche here that we can fill by offering listeners a playlist that includes a more extensive library. We'll be keeping alive music that some others have forgotten with vintage hits from artists like BUDDY HOLLY, BOBBY DARIN and EARLY ELVIS. But we'll also have some fun with more recent sounds like ELTON JOHN, EAGLES and THE DOOBIES."
CHAPMAN began his career in DALLAS radio in 1959 at KLIF as a member of the "CHARLIE and HARRIGAN" team. CHAPMAN joined KVIL in 1969 where he would remain a fixture for 32 years. In 2000 he became the morning host at KLUV and remained there until he retired from broadcasting in 2005.