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WKIC plays the only the Best Music ... Adult Pop Standards ... 7 days a week ... all of your favorite artists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Mathis, Barbara Streisand, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole, Melissa Manchester, Barry Manilow, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Patti Page, Rosemary Clooney, Andy Williams, Pat Boone, Celine Dion, and many, many more. WKIC's music is designed so that you can listen for hours at a time. We play the maximum variety of your favorites. It is the music of Romantic Optimism... the most enjoyable and pleasurable songs you grew up with.
WKIC AM 1390's programming represents a resurgence in a style of music with a mellow, hip flavor. The radio airwaves have long been saturated with Top 40, hard rock and country, yet have all too often ignored the tastes of a great segment of the listening public.
Adult Pop Standards are going stronger than ever today and more and more younger artists are turning to them, being influenced by these American originals-from Glenn Miller to Harry Connick, Jr. to Tony Bennett.
WKIC AM 1390 will soon be adding many new features to its programming including "retro commercials," "On This Day In History" with Ernest Sparkman, and your chance to be a guest D.J. where you chose your favorite songs.
If you would like 1390 to continue playing the "Music of Your Life," please let us know
1390 Club Members
"Awesome programming! Although I was born in 1949, the music spans my entire life! I LOVE IT! Also, I must mention that when you played Goodnight Dear Lord, I cried because it reminded me of evening dinner with my parents, Roy G. & Hazel Eversole...and the radio was always on listening to the sports, news and obituaries." Mary Carole Eversole Hazard, KY email@example.com
"WKIC, 1390, I listen to this station every day. I did not realized until recently that the station had signed on the air November 1947, I can remember listening to this station all day with my mother, my two older sisters were in school, this was my time with my mother, it is a memory that I will always hold dear. Also, I can remember the shows that were on that today are soap operas on TV, one that stays in my mind was about a Dr. Wade. So I've listened to this station a long time." Betty Francis, Hazard, KY firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor's Note: Betty is referring to the soap opera, "Second Spring" that was heard on WKIC in the 1950s. The program followed the trials and fortunes of two star crossed lovers named Christine Harding and Wade Morgan. The daily 15 minute program was always introduced with the words, "Can a woman who has once loved completely ever find...true love again? Can she find...A Second Spring?" In the background, a male group softly sang, "Beautiful Dreamer."
I remember listening to "Second Spring." Often,
the show's characters, Christine Harding and Wade Morgan, came within a hair's
breath of living happily ever after, but always some event would occur which at
the last moment would appear to doom their love. I remember that Christine
Harding had an aunt called Aunt Bess to whom she would cry long and plaintively
whenever she felt sad about some setback. My father, who thought that A
Second Spring was foolishness, was often very irritated by her crying, and
when Christine wept, he would say, 'That dang woman always cryin' on the radio
every night!' Yet every weekday, my mother and I would creep close and
"watch" the Phillips radio to follow the events that clouded
Christine's life. Occasionally, some woman whom we did not know would be
passing our house and, hearing the "Beautiful Dreamer" theme song, she
would come into the yard, run up the front steps, and ask if she could listen to
'her story' since she would not be able to make it home on time. My mother
would invite her in. (Try doing that for a stranger today and people would
think you were crazy). Then we all would huddle around the set and later comment
at length on the story's events and their possible outcome. All along our
street at seven, women (and some men) would pause to hear the next
installment. After all, in the fifties, we had no television. I was
between ten and twelve when I listened to A Second Spring, and I'm
convinced that such stories, as trifling as they now appear, stimulated my
creative imagination and later serious interest in writing and teaching.
Thank you for the opportunity to travel back through the years to a better time
and place." Brenda
"Hello, to all the staff and radio listener's in beautiful South Eastern Ky. I have been away for a lot of years, but I grew up listening to 1390. It was a terrific station then an I'm happy to see that it is still playing the oldies especially the 60's 70'sand 80's. Now that was when music was music that you could understand. Now - a lot of music has as much violence as a lot of TV programming, so it is good to know when I come home to visit I know I can listen to good music. Thank you for keeping 1390 a joy to listen to." Myrna (Campbell) Manko, Pittsburgh, PA Kybluebird14@aol.com
"I have listened to WKIC for as long as I have known what radio was. It's great." Jess Ritchie, Bulan, KY email@example.com
"I grew up and lived in Hazard until recently I moved to Somerset. WKIC was the station to listened to. I still get the Hazard channel 57 here and it makes me feel a little more at home. Keep up the good work." Dewey Moore, Somerset, KY firstname.lastname@example.org
"I really enjoy the music. It is something I can relate to. Hope it will be on for a long long time." Faye Pratt, Hazard, KY OFPRATT@YAHOO.COM
"I am so happy to see the renewed interest in the 1390 Club! Looking back in time, seems like I always wanted to be on the radio in Hazard. From early childhood, my 'older' brother, Quentin Combs, and I played 'radio'. We would take turns being the disc jockey and the newsman. On a typical 'pretend' broadcast, Quentin and I used a 78 rpm record player for music. Our newscasts came from newspapers and were read into a home-made microphone made from a tin can. After Quentin went into the Air Force, I continued to dream of being on the radio. Finally, that dream came true! When I started working at WKIC in 1958, the theme song for the 1390 Club was Benny Goodman's version Opus # 1. of I later changed the intro to Swinging Shepherd Blues. A Canadian, Morris (Moe) Koffman, did the song. Best known for his 1958 song, 'Swinging Shepherd Blues', Moe had the only jazz flute solo to become a hit on rock and roll charts in the late 1950's." Wayne Combs, Missouri email@example.com
"Just like to hear from home. Thanks." Sebern Campbell, Eminence, IN firstname.lastname@example.org
"I grew up on your music, and when I come home, I can't wait to tune you in, that is when I know I am down home......keep up the good work." Evelyn Trusty, North Judson, Indiana email@example.com
"I have been a listener for as long as you have had this format. I love the station and hope you will continue this programming for as long as possible. I listen to no other station in Hazard. Thank you for considering my thoughts." Jim Kelly, Hazard, Ky firstname.lastname@example.org
"I have loved this music since I was a little girl. It has moved me and left me with a warm and comfortable feeling inside. I haven't the same feelings for the music of today. I wish you well and like Bob Hope used to say - Thanks for the memories." Mona, Krypton, KY email@example.com
"I listen to your station every day. This music is music that can be listened to and understood. I grew up with a lot of the music and a lot of it was recorded before I was born. It is nice not to hear rap and what I call junk on the radio waves. Keep up the good work and continue with my kind of music." Harry & Betty Francis, Hazard, KY firstname.lastname@example.org
"LOVE THE MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE! Please don't ever change again!" Mary C. Eversole, Hazard, KY email@example.com
"Sure would be nice if we had some kind of streaming audio link, so those of us outside of Hazard could listen to WKIC & WSGS. I do get a couple of Lexington stations over the net, but I'd sure like to hear you guys." Joe Dan Gorman, Tucson, AZ firstname.lastname@example.org
"I can't get WKIC here, but I sure am glad the frequency isn't being wasted. I grew up on Jay's 'Flight 1390.' Sounds like a return to those days. Nice! I'll be sure to listen when I come home. We knew 'lounge music' would make a comeback, didn't we?" Darwin Singleton, Mobile, AL email@example.com
"I would like to take this opportunity to express my pleasure with the new entertainment format on WKIC. It has been a most refreshing addition to local programming. I am a product of the 1950's and am a pre-Beatles rock and roll collector, but I really enjoy the pop hits and comments from the announcers. Again, thanks for the programming." Michael Ivey, Hazard, KY