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January 1, 1978 KCHU, The Predecessor To KNON

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1978 KCHU, The Predecessor To KNON
The history of KNON begins with our predecessor station, KCHU 90.9 FM. KCHU was an early community radio station started by Lorenzo Milam and Dennis Gross. Milam helped start many different community stations across the country in the 60’s and early 70s and he is known as “The Johnny Appleseed of Community Radio”. Read More »

KNON Super Roper Redneck Revue Bumper Sticker Early 80s

Super Roper Redneck Bumper Sticker 80s
Super Roper Redneck Bumper Sticker 80s

July 30, 1983 The Early Days of KNON, 1983-1985

The Early Days of KNON, 1983-1985
July 30, 1983 The Early Days of KNON, 1983-1985

July 30, 1983 KNON Station Schedules, 1983-1985

KNON station schedules, 1983-1985
July 30, 1983 KNON Station Schedules, 1983-1985

KNON Country City Limits 1984

Country City Limits DJ Sketches by Ranger Randell 1984
Country City Limits DJ Sketches by Ranger Randell 1984

July 5, 1985 KNON Scrapbook, Volume 1, 1985

KNON Scrapbook, Volume 1, 1985
July 5, 1985 KNON Scrapbook, Volume 1, 1985

December 1, 1985 KNON Scrapbook, Volume 2, 1985

KNON Scrapbook, Volume 2, 1985
December 1, 1985 KNON Scrapbook, Volume 2, 1985

March 15, 1986 KNON Scrapbook, Volume 3,1986

KNON Scrapbook, Volume 3, 1986
March 15, 1986 KNON Scrapbook, Volume 3, 1986

September 1, 1986 KNON Scrapbook, Volume 4, 1986

KNON Scrapbook, Volume 4, 1986
September 1, 1986 KNON Scrapbook, Volume 4, 1986

December 6, 1986 The KNON Parade

December 6, 1986 The KNON Parade
December 6, 1986 The KNON Parade

February, 11, 1988 THUD SLAP with JEFF K on KNON 89.3 FM DALLAS

Jeff K went from KNON to a successful radio career in Dallas Radio and as Public Address Announcer for the Dallas Stars and PA Announcer for the Dallas Cowboys.

THUD SLAP aired most Saturday afternoons on KNON 89.3 fm in Dallas, Texas from 1988 – 1990. The term “thud-slap” was used to describe the sound of the music; industrial dance, new wave, goth, ethereal, dark-wave, new beat, EBM, etc.

November 7, 1988 KNON loses its broadcast license, 1986

KNON loses its broadcast license, 1986
November 7, 1988 KNON Loses Its Broadcast License

May 1, 1988 The Switch To 89.3 FM, 1987-1988

The Switch To 89.3 FM, 1987-1988
May 1, 1988 The Switch To 89.3 FM, 1987-1988

KNON Reggae Sunsplash DJs Lisa Taylor and Jah Stacy

KNON Reggae Show at Arcadia Theatre 1989
KNON Reggae Show at Arcadia Theatre 1989

February 1, 1989 KNON Program Schedules

February 1, 1989 KNON Program Schedules
February 1, 1989 KNON Program Schedules

December 1, 1989 Staff Changes And Newsletters

December 1, 1989 Staff Changes And Newsletters
December 1, 1989 Staff Changes And Newsletters

April 1, 1989 KNON Program Schedules

April 1, 1989 KNON Program Schedules
April 1, 1989 KNON Program Schedules

March 4, 1990 The Power Increase To 55,000 Watts

March 4, 1990 The Power Increase To 55,000 Watts
March 4, 1990 The Power Increase To 55,000 Watts

October 2, 1991 KNON Program Schedules

October 2, 1991 KNON Program Schedules
October 2, 1991 KNON Program Schedules

May 1, 1992 KNON Voted Best Radio Station 1992

May 1, 1992 KNON Voted Best Radio Station 1992
May 1, 1992 KNON Voted Best Radio Station 1992

September 1, 1993 KNON Program Schedules, 1993

September 1, 1993 KNON Program Schedules, 1993
September 1, 1993 KNON Program Schedules

February 4, 1994 Bobby Elliott

February 4, 1994 Bobby Elliott
February 4, 1994 Bobby Elliott

January 1, 1996 Into The Next Century, 1996-2001

Into The Next Century, 1996-2001
January 1, 1996 Into The Next Century, 1996-2001

January 1, 1996 KNON Program Schedules, 1996-2000

January 1, 1996 KNON Program Schedules, 1996-2000
January 1, 1996 KNON Program Schedules, 1996-2000

April 1996 Townes Van Zandt at Sons of Hermann Hall

Trever Fought, Townes Van Zandt, Ranger Randell Fields April 1996 at Sons of Hermann Hall
Trever Fought, Townes Van Zandt, Ranger Randell Fields April 1996 at Sons of Hermann Hall

June 1, 2002 KNON 2002 and 2003

June 1, 2002 KNON 2002 and 2003
June 1, 2002 KNON 2002 and 2003

May 1, 2003 KNON Quarterly

May 1, 2003 KNON Quarterly
May 1, 2003 KNON Quarterly

August 1, 2003 KNON Quarterly

August 1, 2003 KNON Quarterly
August 1, 2003 KNON Quarterly

August 30, 2008 KNON Goes Digital

August 30, 2008 KNON Goes Digital
August 30, 2008 KNON Goes Digital

August 6, 2011 A New Mission And More Awards

A new mission and more awards, 2011
August 6, 2011 A New Mission And More Awards

October 1, 2012 Schedule Changes & Digital Upgrades

Schedule changes & digital upgrades, 2012
October 1, 2012 Schedule Changes & Digital Upgrades

July 14, 2013 Celebrating 30 Years Of Broadcasting

Celebrating 30 years of broadcasting, 2013
July 14, 2013 Celebrating 30 Years of Broadcasting

October 2, 2014 KNON Named Best Radio Station

2014 KNON has been named Best Radio Station
October 2, 2014 KNON Named Best Radio Station

July 23, 2015 KNON DJs

July 23, 2015 KNON DJs at Sons of Hermann Hall

August 20, 2015 KNON Move

The new KNON studio 2015
August 20, 2015 KNON Studio