KLAQ Introduces Q2 – An HD Radio Channel with Ultimate Classic Rock
Thank you, Q fans!
Today, a radio ratings service that measures audiences nationwide told us our ratings are way up! You love us!
Back at the start of the year we changed some things up to better deliver what you said you wanted and expected from the Q, and they say more of you are listening more often and we really appreciate your support.
We’ve got a special gift for our fans who sometimes find themselves in the mood for an all-classic rock sound and it’s unlike any classic rock station you’ve heard before. Q2 plays “Album Rock” – Ultimate classics, maximum depth.
It’s a radio station whose music and style of presentation is exactly the way things use to be back in the day when Q was first getting started. It’s mostly ’70s, but plays some ’80s and ’60s, and is a combination of the all time favorite classic rock songs and the depth tracks from the greatest artists and albums from the period. Deep tracks, too. For example, everyone knows Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” and “Rock And Roll,” but what about “The Battle Of Evermore” or “Four Sticks”? These are the types of things you’ll hear on Q2!
Plus there’s lots of super cool stuff that will create “oh wow” reactions from songs you may have forgotten about over the years. I would describe the mix as the biggest bands and their biggest album – heavy metal, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, country rock, and some stuff that defies categorization. There are lots of live cuts to give you flashbacks to great concert memories, too.
I heard the live version of Framptons’ “Do You Feel Like We Do” on Q2 yesterday and it took me back to meeting him when he visited The Q studios back in the late 90s. Watched him play a bit of it in the hallway warming up, then caught the whole thing later that night live in a very “smokey” venue!!
So next time you want to listen to all classics, you’ve got a real Album Rock option that unlike the Fox, leaves out all the old Top 40 crap. You can hear it on a HD (High Definition) Radio.
Those are special radios that offer an expanded digital band, so a station like say KLAQ, can have a frequency that by pushing the plus button once takes you from “95.5-1,” to “95.5-2,” and we have the capabilities for even more extensions of the 95.5 frequency (in the future.)
You can buy one at any electronics store; prices vary depending on how nice of one you want. You can also hear it streaming worldwide right off klaq.com (you can’t miss the player on the right side of the page). It’s also available through the radioPup mobile App for Android and iPhone.