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Via the Oklahoman's Notes from the Newsroom (one of the nominees for Best Commercial Blog in this year's Okie Blog Awards), I learn that Oklahoma has a whole bunch of digital HD radio stations -- multiplexing digital signals through their assigned frequencies which can be demuxed by an HD radio receiver.

One local station that broadcasts an HD signal is KQLL -- Kool 106.1 in Tulsa. The over-air KQLL has been an oldies station for a long time, but their song selection has left the '50s completely behind and doesn't seem to play much '60s anymore.

But KQLL has an HD signal called Kool Chrome '50s and '60s, and you don't need an HD radio to tune in, just a laptop.

Here are a few of the songs I've heard since tuning in.

Little Anthony -- Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
Sam Cooke -- Another Saturday Night
Supremes -- Baby Love
Eddie Cochran -- Sittin' in the Balcony (almost as much reverb as Stan Freberg's Heartbreak Hotel)
The Shirelles -- Baby, It's You
Lovin' Spoonful -- What a Day for a Daydream
Clyde McPhatter (?) -- A Lover's Question
The Foundations -- Build Me Up Buttercup


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CGHill Author Profile Page said:

I went through that list last night, and it appeared to me that Tulsa stations were making better use of their HD Radio facilities than were Oklahoma City stations. (Your mileage may vary.)

It is indeed Clyde McPhatter asking "A Lover's Question"; I have all the records you mentioned in my own collection, as it happens.

S. Lee Author Profile Page said:

What we need is a good jazz station. Not that Barry White in heat "jazz" at the top of the dial.

Jerry Freeman said:

Love the Chrome FM keep it up been needing one for a long time.

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