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September 30, 2005

Air America Sacramento: moving from KSAC to KCTC?

Sacramento is the capital of California, and it's where all those weird laws you hear about are birthed. Now, in order to keep up with the socialists in the Cali legislature, it looks like there might soon be two - count 'em, two - "liberal" stations there.

Currently, Air America Radio appears on KSAC 1240 AM, aka "Talk City". That station has apparently not renewed their AAR contract and is moving towards a noxious mix of Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, and local yakker Christine Craft.

Meanwhile, in a couple months, KCTC 1320 AM might pick up Air America.

Bear in mind this is all speculation, and is based solely on this message. Developing...

Posted in Meta at September 30, 2005 05:05 AM


I read The Sacramento Bee early this morning and was astounded ( and that is putting it mildly, believe me) that KCTC 1320 in Sacramento, CA is being replaced with a talk show starting 11/1/05.

I love KCTC and have listened to the great music of the 30's, 40's, and on, for years on my way to and from work.

There is so little in the way of good music left on the airwaves for those of us that were born during the War Years (II), and now that is going to be dismissed. There are so many talk shows on both radio and television. Our society is now inundated with them + the news media around the clock.

I hope that this decision will be reconsidered. We seniors have the need and right to music and comment that addresses our generation.

Thank you.

Posted by: Priscilla Armitage at October 14, 2005 06:58 AM

Thanks a lot for pushing out the music people over 40 with any taste can listen to in Sacto!!
I guess it's CD's in the car and music from Comcast Cable at home....

Posted by: Wendy Burri at October 14, 2005 08:57 AM

We have been listening to your Radio station for years (KCTC) and do not understand why the only station in our area that plays music of our era, wants to stop and go to just another talk show.
Please reconsider your decision. We will have to turn our Radios off, as we do not listen to talk shows, and are not interested in starting.

Charles and Joyce Halter

Posted by: Charles Halter at October 17, 2005 02:13 PM

It's a sad month for fans of Standards & Swing, and also AM-Stereo. KCTC-1320 (remember when it was called "Sunny 1320"?) was one of the last oldies stations left. I guess it was bound to happen. ..........

I give up, I'm now a Sirius satellite radio subscriber. It's the only way to get the music I want without CDs or cassettes (heh, talk about an extinct format, my cassettes are ready to be boxed up with my 8-Tracks).

Scott in Stockton =%^(

Posted by: Scott in Stockton at October 25, 2005 05:04 PM

INCREDIBLE!! This is the radio station I listen to EXCLUSIVELY!!! When I heard the announcement this morning, I actually cried. I am DEVASTATED! I absolutely WILL NOT listen to more talk crap (sorry). I, also, believe that there is enough of this painful, ingratiating, irritating and classless talk garbage. There is respite in the songs of these years. I am instantly pulled back to a time that was sweeter, less scary, kinder and more wholesome. I have contacted Music of Your Life and asked if they might pick up a different local station. When I drive south to see my son and his family, when I run out of KCTC, I pick up other stations with the same venue.
I am totally disgusted with the apparent assumption that all of us in this age group are not worth the effort to find a solution to the issues at hand, if, indeed, they are valid.
This CEO needs a reality check.

Posted by: judith porter at October 26, 2005 06:45 AM

Don't cry America....The suits at KCTC might be showing their corporate disdain and blatant disrespect for their elders (the very people who bore them and got them going in life) but we have options!! Let them keep their Leftist Loudmouth Yak-fest talk radio format. I - for one - plan to buy more 40/50's CD's to play in the car. At home or at work, I can always listen to Music Of Your Life streaming audio over the computer (usually with better sound quality than my radio!) Keep your talk - I still have my MOYL! It's radio WORTH listening to!!

Posted by: Dave at October 26, 2005 03:15 PM

Just what the world needs-another talk show! To the powers that be-PLEASE LEAVE THE MUSIC FORMAT ON KCTC!!!!!!!! It is the only music on the radio as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: Jeanette at October 27, 2005 07:24 AM

By taking away the Great Standards and Big Band Swing music, it affects us young and old. I am only 29 years old, however I learned what good quality music is through my grandfather. He was a huge fan of Frank and Dean, as well as many others, just as I have become today. I feel it's an absolute tragedy to lose the last good, clean, quality music left on our radio's. This era of music should not be forgotten nor left behind.

Posted by: David at November 1, 2005 02:54 PM

I am amazed that you think this generation is dead. KCTC was the only station I listened to or worth my time.
Your station stated your listening audiance was down, I don't know where you get your info. I have tried to follow your Talk Shows and don't know what they are talking about, the other day as I was driving the subject matter was offensive to me. Soothing music while driving is great but not someone rambling on with senseless conversations. Good Bye KCTC

Posted by: Eltha Hannum at November 2, 2005 09:56 AM




Posted by: L. HYAK at November 2, 2005 03:09 PM

WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE YOU GUYS THINKING?????????? I love the Big Band Era, where are we gonna get decent radio music now. Put it back, forget that talk show crap....it isn't that good any way. I went on Vacation and came back to a complete disappointment!!!

Posted by: Sherry L at November 3, 2005 02:29 PM

What a low blow! You have replaced "Music of your life" with AIR AMERICA-a left wing talk show. I sure won't be listening and niether will my friends! Bring back the oldies we love and drop Air America.
Zina Powning

Posted by: Zina Powning at November 5, 2005 01:43 PM

I am very disappointed that you have replaced
"Music of your life" with another talk show.
I will not be listening to KCTC now that the
music has been replaced. You have lost a lot
of listeners... The Oldies are the best.

Posted by: Joan H. at November 6, 2005 06:33 PM

I have been listening to KCTC since my 30's, and my husband & I (hardly considered geezers at 42) are shocked and mourning for the station that was playing the music of our current life. Not everyone under 50 wants to hear rock n roll or country 24/7, we LOVE Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Perry Como, just NAME it!!!! We weren't listening for nostalgia, we were listening to hear music that makes us happy; that reminds us that the world is a happy and safe place; where true love is still celebrated in songs that you can sing along to. If anyone is aware of a campaign to bring this station back, please let me know. We would be happy to contribute to any effort that brings back Martini Time!!!!!!

Posted by: Tracy Threlfall at November 8, 2005 07:13 AM

You have to be out of your mind to take off the ONLY station geared to over 50 listeners!!!! What are you thinking? Where are faithful listeners to go now?????

Posted by: Dani Lowder at November 8, 2005 06:15 PM

Most of the people of my (The GREATEST) generation are appalled by the change that has happened to KCTC's 1320 AM, Music of your Life!! What on earth were you thinking? Please reconsider and bring back the music. How many letters do you need? What a disappointment this "talking female" is. I actually cried!! Let me know what can be done to bring back the beautiful Music of your Life. Evidently, I'm not the only one that feels this way. Sad, sad, sad.

Posted by: Peg at November 10, 2005 06:31 PM

Music appreciation in my home began with music from the big band era, played from an "antique" stereo, complete with a turntable. Part of the ambiance was the crusty sound of the am station, perfect setting for a young school girl to dream of playing violin in Nat King Cole or Percy Faith's orchestra, waltzing with Frank Sinatra...Now, choices in music style on free radio have been and are continuing to be taken away. Now, there is nothing gently invigorating on the radio to wake up to in the morning, or calming to listen to on the way home from work, or to practice dance steps to while cooking dinner. In addition, you've miscalculated the demographics of your faithful listeners. The "music of your life" was listened to and loved by many under 50.

Posted by: Marilyn at November 11, 2005 12:33 AM

PLEASE, PLEASE.....turn off Air America and bring back THE MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE radio on KCTC!!! Look at all those letters...bring back OUR music of the GREATEST GENERATION. Randi Rhodes should go visit Jayne Fonda....what a traitor!!BRING BACK OUR MUSIC!!!

Posted by: Peg at November 16, 2005 08:24 AM

Just want to let you know I really enjoy the Randi Rhoades show. Its about time we got to listen to the other side instead of Sullivan and Limbaugh. Thank you Sue

Posted by: Sue at November 16, 2005 02:28 PM

Hi I allso miss KCTC AM STEREO 1320 music. There is enuf talk on am radio. !!!

Posted by: jim smith at March 2, 2006 04:23 PM

I REALLY miss the music of my life.There are plenty of AM stations full of talk radio in the sacramento area, how many are there though that play any of the greatest old hits like the old 1320AM? ZERO.

Bring it back!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Nate at March 22, 2006 10:26 PM

I miss Rachel Maddow--the local morning guys are okay, but now I only get local folks on my commute (Enid in the pm). Rachel was straight- forward, not very gimmicky and super intelligent. I miss her and I miss a more serious look at national news (vs Stephanie Miller which I now listen to.) Please reconsider and put Rachel back on. Thanks

Posted by: marta at April 7, 2006 07:23 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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