Well, what's it all about? It's about serious music crafting - capturing the feeling and excitement of an era though gone in one sense, never gone at all. This is the music you grew up listening to, driving your parents crazy. Now your children are doing it to you with Hip Hop and Rock that bears no resemblance to what you consider Rock, but that's okay - some day they will be listening to our Classic Hip Hop station so it all comes back 'round full circle.
This isn't a station just for old farts or something - anybody who wants to appreciate the creativity of sound that was taking place from the late Sixties to the early Eighties should feel right at home here. This isn't all pre-planned or pre-programmed - it truly is a work in progress and your comments, suggestions and requests will help us build the station and sound you want the most.
So who's milking this cow?
We sure like her a lot but hope she won't add anymore to her name...
The Divine Miz "C" was previously the founder and General Manager of KZAT-FM in Tama, Iowa. She was responsible for obtaining its license from the FCC and was its operator and GM for thirteen years before a tornado out of Cedar Rapids yanked it up and plunked it back down somewhere around Sonora, Mexico.
KZAT was one of the first Iowa stations to begin streaming its audio on the Internet and for a time was in the Top Ten of American Internet Radio stations in terms of listenership. You could look it up.
That experience led to her desire to build Net Classic Hits and being involved in the formation and operation of other Internet Radio stations that the American Wireless & Entertainment will be building in the future.
Cathy’s responsibilities with KZAT included on-air and production, music programming, traffic, continuity, bookkeeping, long term financial obligations, FCC filings facilities maintenance in accordance with both FCC and FAA rules and regulations, every facet of operations and sales.... whew... and on the 7th day she rested... in short, she WAS the station.
A part of Cathy’s broadcast passion extends to sound production and music and she also operates a sound production company that possesses the most extensive supply of sound equipment in the Midwest and specializes in advertising media production and concert level amplification.
Cathy has two degrees from the University of Northern Iowa in Electronic Media and Recreation-Program Supervisor, with a minor in Business Management which is one more than the Silver Haired Man of Rock n' Roll has but one less than Derek since he's the know-it-all.
D' Man - Derek, he's not just a lawyer, he is a renaissance man... he builds businesses, knows technology like the back of his hand - ask him how many freckles are on his hand and fishes with the best of them.
He only requires 2.8 hours a sleep at night and can cut a hole in the roof of your house and then have it repaired like new in only two months.
He was a child in the Seventies, so we have to work with him to help him understand the differences between the Who and the Guess Who. We had to explain which instrument Marshall Tucker played in the band too... but that's not why we keep him around - he knows that a tort is not just something that you eat, and Python is not just a snake.
And besides he can design a mean website... like this one!
Just disregard his attaching his resume to this site - you think we're going to let him get away?
The Silver Haired Man of Rock n' Roll - contractual obligations keeps us from mentioning his name right now, but we can attest to the fact that he does have silver hair and he was a disc jockey during the time all of this music was being created and performed. Perhaps you heard him back then and wondered whatever happened to him. Just the same, he could not be found in the dairy case of your local grocery.
He has testified in federal court more than once just because the judge liked the way he took the oath.
His reputation is expanding faster than the national debt.
He wishes everybody would use Dial.
From time to time he will stop doing what he does on a daily basis to become the mayor of Segue City and show you how you can take classic rock songs and mix them together in such a way where you can't tell where the first song ended and the second song began - well at least that's what he claims he can do. You'll just have to listen for this to see if he can. And then, after you hear him, you'll probably want to write in and tell him segues you think are even better. Then he'll probably use them on the air and maybe give you credit for it or a new Oldsmobile depending on what is available at the time.