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real 92.9 (KGRC)

real 92.9 (KGRC)
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2012-06-17 00:48:06
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Hannibal
Address: 329 Maine in Quincy, IL
FM (MHz): 92.9
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Phone: 1-217-224-4102
Language of broadcast: English
Description: KGRC (92.9 FM) is a CHR (Top 40) format radio station in the Quincy, Illinois, region owned by STARadio Corporation.The station was started by STARadio Corporation in early 2004 to compete with KRRY (Y101), which was dominating the Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk market. No other Top 40/Hot AC station was in the region. Now it is one of the most listened to station in the market, especially by young adults.[citation needed]Great River Country welcomed KGRC to life in 1968. It was the brain child of Mel Elzea, the stations first GM, and partner Frank Laughlin. They helped create Great River Communications, Inc., and signed the FM giant on air with the Fifth Dimension pop hit, “Up, Up and Away.” The station went on to become the dominant aural medium in the market in the 70’s. Highlights of the early years include a gold record for first airing, “Indian Reservation,” by The Raiders, (Paul Revere and the Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay) and Missouri Broadcasting awards for flood coverage from up, up in a plane with Elzea and Program Director Mark Mathew.KGRC covered many formats through the 70s and 80s, primarily drifting between some form of Adult Contemporary and Top 40.The station sponsored Explorer scout "Troop 929" in the early 1970s. Scouts included John Wingate, a long-time television journalist and now a Minneapolis communications consultant and writer, Dan Matticks, a longtime radio broadcaster, video producer Louie Schaefer, IT professional Larry Schaffer, and Paula Dean.The early 1990s brought the "Hot AC" boom, and a switch to the nickname "Variety 93".By the year 2000, the station had become "92.9 The River". KGRC currently plays a Top-40 format, and is known as "Real 92.9". Since it plays a mix of hit music such as a Hot Adult Contemporary, but adds hip-hop and Rhythmic Contemporary product to its rotation at night like a Top 40 (CHR), thus it could be considered an Adult Top 40.

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