Z-Rock was one wild 10 year ride. I had known the chairman of Satellite Music Network, John Tyler by for many years as we put the famous Q102 on the air back when it was in a trailer among the ruins of a defunct airport, with the original call letters KFWD in Ft. Worth.
Fast-forward a few years, and he was now running SMN ( Satellite Music Network) which was now carried on nearly 1000 stations. One of the 8 or so formats they created was Z-Rock, a struggling metal station with a couple of affiliates and even fewer listeners. It had the reputation in the broadcast industry of being impossible to sell locally, as it appeared more about Cannibal Corpse than Metallica… read more >