KWOD 106.5, the best radiostation in the sacto area..
KWOD 106.5..we're getting back to our alternative roots
KWOD 106.5FM is a Sacramento, CA, USA, radio station that was one of the highest-rated major-market alternative rock stations in the United States in the mid-'90s, according to Arbitron ratings. From 1977 to 2003, KWOD was independently-owned by "Royce International Broadcasting", headed by Edward R. Stolz III, and the result was a fresh and original radio experience. It started out as a jazz station, but evolved into a contemporary hit station by the end of the '70s. Its call letters referred to quadrophonic sound, as the station was one of the first to experiment with the technology, which never caught on.more...
At times, KWOD was among the top five rated stations in Sacramento during the '80s under the programming of Tom Chase and "Mr. Ed" Lambert. In 1991, the station remained a top 40 reporter to radio industry trade magazines, but began to mix in alternative music under the programming of Gerry Cagle and Alex Cosper. Cagle had also programmed notable stations around the country, such as KHJ in Los Angeles, and KFRC in San Francisco. Cosper had worked as Mr. Ed's assistant in the '80s, and at rival Top 40 station, KROY.
After Cagle's departure in 1993, programming decisions went to Cosper, who convinced Stolz to shift the format entirely to alternative music. He also hired the morning team of Shawn Cash and Jeff Jensen. The result was that the station rebounded from the bottom of the ratings to the top five again. Cosper remained with the station until 1996, and later...
the most listened to rock/alt. radio station in the sacramento area.KWOD promoted local sacramento bands like papa roach, MC RUT, Deftones, ect. it
it always gave the 411 about local shows going in sacramento.
they had an hr dedicated to telling you the history of black flag,the clash, bad brains, ect.
KWOD in no more. it ended in 2009
now 106.5 is a 90's radio station that plays bad country, rock, and R&B
dave: what the??? why is kwod playing shity music?
mike: uhh... kwod doesn't air anymore