Published on Friday, 20 July 2012 09:37
WKYT-FM/The Kat 105.5 continues its evolution and will be a decidedly different station come August 6th, than it was just one year before. Being announced later today is a new morning show coming next month and a goodbye to its classic rock past.
Today around 5:00pm on The Kat 105.5, Program Director and afternoon drive DJ Freak will make a formal announcement to the station's fans. It is expected that the station's new morning show will be revealed.
Starting August 6th at 5:00am, the popular syndicated morning show of Lex & Terry will come up from the South and into the Chicagoland market for the first time. The show starring Lex Staley and Terry Jaymes is based out of Dallas, TX and distributed nationally by United Stations Radio Networks. Lex & Terry's morning show is aimed at a younger male audience, perfect for rock radio stations aiming to capture the demographics of Men 18-34 and Men 25-54 -- which just happens to be the station's targeted listener.
Musically, most have noticed that WKYT-FM is no longer a classic rocker. The station's format has slowly gone toward a much harder Active Rock format, mixing in newer hard rock/heavy metal music, with older metal rock. This is largely thanks to Program Director Freak, who joined the station
in September of last year and wanted to give the Chicago area radio listeners something that cannot be found anywhere else on the radio dial.
Starting August 6th, the south suburbs can expect to hear the hardest rock and roll on the radio, with the following weekday line-up:
5:00am-10:00am - Lex & Terry
10:00am-11:00am - Music Marathon
11:00am-2:00pm - Quaid
2:00pm-7:00pm - Freak
7:00pm-Midnight - Vicky
Teaser promos for the new & improved version of The Kat 105.5 will begin airing as soon as today.
WKYT-FM/The Kat 105.5 is known as "The Southland's Rock & Roll Animal." The station can be heard in and around the Kankakee area and in Chicago's south suburbs. For those unable to pick up the signal, The Kat 105.5 has finally started streaming its radio station online as of last month. The stream can be easily accessed right on the homepage of The Kat's website
. It can also be heard via the TuneIn free smartphone app. For fans outside of the far south suburbs who have been wanting to experience Chicagoland's only real hard rockin' radio station, but have been unable to hear its small signal, this is their chance to sample the STARadio-owned station.