A LITTLE HISTORY
The station was assigned the call letters KBHQ on July 17, 1998 after being purchased in 1997 from Eight Chiefs Inc., a company owned by Arthur Mobley, Ragen Henry and Syndicated Communications Incorporated. Under Eight Chiefs the call letters were KJUL (the Jewel). The Jewel had long been Las Vegas’ heritage Nostalgic station, featuring hits from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme.’ The coverage area for KJUL-FM 104.7, originating from atop Mt. Potosi, was the largest footprint in the nation. On July 20, 2005, the station changed its call sign to KWLY then again on November 4, 2005 to the current KJUL.
The station was originally licensed in 2001 in Moapa Valley under the call sign KBHQ. In 2005, KBHQ was upgraded to a full class-C1 facility by increase of tower height and 100 kW ERP, with a signal serving the NorthEast Las Vegas market metro area. KBHQ became classic country “Willie” KWLY on July 20, 2005, and then on November 7 adopted the adult-standards format abandoned by Beasley Broadcasting‘s KCYE, which switched to country music.
Our Fantastic DJ’s
I wanted to be a radio broadcaster my entire life, listening to radio stations constantly as a kid and then studying Radio and TV for a career at Michigan State University. As all radio people have, I’ve worked at lots of stations in all parts of the country but have found Las Vegas to be my favorite place of all!
I grew up in the Midwest. Iowa to be exact. Go Hawkeyes! And I first got the radio bug by listening to the legendary station out of Chicago, WLS. It’s been my good fortune to have been a part of the Las Vegas radio scene since 1985 when I first came to town as an on-air personality and Program Director for KLUC 98.5FM. After 11 fabulous years at KLUC, I found myself in the world of classic rock playing Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and Bon Jovi over on KKLZ 96.3FM. As the song goes “town to town, up and down the dial” which was true when I moved away to head down south to the land of barbeque, humidity, mosquitoes, and Elvis in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, I scored one of my prized possessions. An Elvis cd box set autographed by his original guitar player and drummer Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana. I loved living in the south but always wanted to come back home to Las Vegas to be closer to family. I returned to the desert in 2011 and was fortunate to start my own afternoon show on KOOL 102 playing the music I, and I assume you, grew up with. I love playing The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Supremes, and all the great oldies that you hear every day on KOOL 102.3FM Thank you so much for listening every afternoon. See you on the radio!
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