KNON Community Radio: A Celebration of 40 Years of Broadcasting
KNON Community Radio, also known by their longtime tagline as “The Voice of the People,” will celebrate four decades of broadcasting with an event featuring four bands playing the diverse genres of music that have resonated on KNON’s airwaves since its inception in 1983. KNON holds the distinction of being the first radio station in Dallas to embrace a multitude of formats, pioneering a new era in radio broadcasting, and being the first to play music of many bands and artists who would later ascend to worldwide fame.
Taking center stage at the celebration will be the esteemed Tejano superstar and Latin Grammy Nominee, Jay Perez, captivating the audience with his mesmerizing performance. Joining him will be none other than the legendary Dallas Blues icon, R.L. Griffin, accompanied by the Blues Palace Show Band, an acclaimed ensemble recently featured in D-Magazine. Adding to the spectacular lineup are special guests, including Fat Daddy, the son of R.L. Griffin, and Gregg A Smith, a distinguished member of the KNON family and recipient of the esteemed 2022 Jus Blues Award. Rock artist Igor and the Red Elvises will also appear, along with local Country music icon Matt Hillyer.
KNON Community Radio started its journey on July 31, 1983, inside a humble house located at 4415 San Jacinto Street in East Dallas. It continues to broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with over 100 volunteer DJs who will tirelessly cater to a dedicated listenership of 200,000 individuals each week. Throughout its remarkable history, KNON has overcome various challenges, including natural disasters, the trials of COVID lockdowns, fires, and economic hardships, demonstrating its resilience and unwavering dedication.
From everyone at Buddy Magazine, congratulations to Dave Chaos and everyone at KNON for achieving this huge milestone.
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