106.9 The Zone Debuts in Houston
Update 11/8: The Zone moniker took place at KHPT at 6:00 today as the station shifted from 80’s & 90’s Pop/Rock to Classic Alternative focusing completely on Pop Alternative crossover from the 80’s & 90’s.
The first hour consisted of:
Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly
R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Talking Heads – And She Was
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
The Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
INXS – The One Thing
Filter – Take A Picture
New Order – Blue Monday
The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away
Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
And to compare the slight difference between old and new formats, here’s the final hour of “106.9 The Point“:
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
Tonic – If You Could Only See
The Cars – Shake It Up
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
REO Speedwagon – Take It On The Run
Peter Schilling – Major Tom
Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive
Update 11/7/: There could soon be movement on this front. 1069TheZone.com is now live pointing to a blank page titled LOST. A number of other domains were also transferred to the Cox server, however none of them are active. These are: 1069TheBeat.com, 1069TheRef.com, 1069TheRiver.com, Hot1069FM.com, and TheFox1069.com.
Original Post 10/24/10: In recent months Clear Channel Modern Rock “94.5 The Buzz” KTBZ Houston has surged to the top of the ratings by having the non-classic rock market to itself. The everything to everyone approach has worked well with little competition, but can a station that plays everything from Third Eye Blind to Pantera succeed with a direct competitor in the format?
Cox Radio will soon put that theory to the test. The company will soon put “106.9 The Point” KHPT to rest; one of the final 80’s & More stations that spread in the early 2000’s. KHPT has hovered near the bottom of the ratings in recent months with a low cume to match. A registration of 1069TheZone.com was made by Cox’s registrar on Friday, while a Twitter account @1069thezone sits awaiting the launch.