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THANKS FOR 20 ROCKIN' YEARS!

After two decades of rockin' the valley, The Wild Hare is headin' down the rabbit hole to our new hi-def home. The valley's only real rock lives on, now even better, in high definition audio! The great KRZR rock you love can now be found on HD radio, at 103.7 HD-2.

Don't have an HD Radio yet, or the bread to go buy one? We can hook you up! Just click the link below and enter to win one of 25 top line HD tuners we're giving away.

Rock on!

i first listen krzr 103.7 in summer of 1996 .me and my dad (David j Garcia ) his dad David staying in kerman  with uncle Jim Garcia. Jim will turn on krzr after he get after work  . krzr will be miss a lot not just in Fresno people listen to krzr other states too.some krzr videos from YouTube.Fresno loss a good radio station  we what are krzr back = David Aaron Garcia 

http://www.krzr.com/pages/thanks.html

 

We are planning a benefit concert for Breast Cancer Awareness-Since KRZR's Fired Dj, Doug and his wife are battling Breast Cancer, and to help support the Return of KRZR to the Airwaves on Sunday Oct 16th at a parking lot by clearchannel studios in Fresno, there will be donations and help needed so please do what you can!


Bring KRZR 103.7-The Hard Rock and Metal Station Back To Fresno:
SUPPORTERS, HERE'S THE BIG NEWS: We are planning a benefit concert for Breast Cancer Awareness-Since KRZR's Fired Dj, Doug and his wife are battling Breast Cancer, and to help support the Return of KRZR to the Airwaves on Sunday Oct 16th at a parking lot by clearchannel studios in Fresno, there will be donations and help needed so please do what you can! We will need the following items donated to help this cause: Power generators, cables and mics along with a sound man to maintain the show, and if anyone on here is or knows someone involved with the fresno breast cancer awareness program to please contact us at bringbackkrzr@yahoo.com we would like to talk with the charity! More information will be posted as we arrange more details. Thank You!
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We will need the following items donated to help this cause:...Power generators, cables and mics along with a sound man to maintain the
show, and if anyone on here is or knows someone involved with the 
fresno breast cancer awareness program to please contact us at 
bringbackkrzr@yahoo.com we would like to talk with the 
charity! More 
information will be posted as we arrange more details. Thank You!

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UPDATE: The plan is for the weekend of the 16th & 17th

 Important update 


Supporters: I would like to begin this post by saying this: I am sorry that I have to be the one to tell you this, but I would feel extremely bad letting you all continue all of these awesome ideas and actions while withholding this information that I have learned of today after planning the discussed demonstrations and speaking with various insiders. Also i feel it is my responsibility as the leader of this cause to be honest with you all and truthful about everything, I feel that if you hear it from the page creator, organizer, manager and supporter it will be official and clear up all of the rumors circulating. 

As much as us fans and supporters of the wild hare would like to not believe, The dj's and people who worked behind the scenes at krzr- from those that have been contacted and spoken to, are honestly glad to be able to move on after the slow demise of the wild hare over the past two or three years and they will be returning to the airwaves in some form very soon, if not already. Doug is glad that he can now fully support his wife and to quote the (awesome) Man himself: "On a personal note, this might be the best thing for me. My wife just found out this week that she has breast cancer. So, this means that I can be by her side to get through this tough challenge. We'll be fine and I'll be back on the air soon." So do not feel completely bad for him for he would have most-likely been off the air for a while to help with this daunting challenge he must now face with his wife, support him 10000% and keep reading for what you can do to help, (I know it is hard to with tears in one's eye). We also have the very real-but-unfortunate fact that even IF we would get the station re-re-formatted to commercial rock and metal the dj's that we have all listened to, grown up with, cherished, loved to hate and learned to make part of our family will not want to return after such events and treatment have occurred. Therefore our efforts to restore krzr back to what it was must be redirected to remembering all of the great things given to us by these awesome dj's and people.

Also After speaking and meeting with some of my trusted sources inside the Industry who have contacted and spoke with the ClearChannel executives in charge of this region at the main office in Texas various times I have been informed of the very unfortunate news that Krzr; Fresno's Rock Station will not be returning no matter what we do, whether it be a protest, concert, boycott or any other sort of demonstration of our love, anguish, anger and sadness for this undeniably irreplaceable loss. The decision has been made and will not be reversed, it is out of anyone in the valley's hands. It is in fact a corporate decision and The commercial rock and metal format is and was not making the money wanted by ClearChannel. In short; anything we do will be ignored by them because no matter what we do now, within these next few days they will still make more money from the re-formatting of the station for the time being.

As for the Benefit Concert announced-we are still planning one but in a new form: As a combination event in the form of a Remembrance of KRZR-Fresno's Rock Station: The Wild Hare, and a Fundraiser for Doug, his wife and family-with all proceeds going to support them in beating this deadly disease and Breast Cancer Awareness. The ONLY way to make this work is with a guaranteed large turnout, and donations from the community, supporters of the wild hare and doug's family. We will obviously change the venue to somewhere more appropriate for said events and it can only happen if a large turnout is guaranteed, I cannot stress that point enough. The date we have set to hold such an event will be the first weekend in November, being the 5th, 6th, or 7th as to allow enough time to book bands, find an appropriate venue and secure the proper items needed to pull off one final "hoo rah" for this irreplaceable and Important station that has been a part of us throughout most, or all, of our lives. If anybody can help provide donations of generators, venues, band performances, permits(if needed, depends on the venue), or any other form of support you are urged and appreciated to contact us at Bringbackkrzr@yahoo.com.

On a personal note: Krzr has been a part of my life for all of the years I have been alive, I am saddened beyond words that we have to say goodbye to a station that I have made a part of myself over these years and will have no way to replace my daily anticipation of who will host "the beer run", what will koyote be flushing down the toilet, what topic will be discussed on "the front row", "doug and the rev" and which mystery lady will be featured on "crack that rack". I also will be in anguish that I will not be able to go "out to lunch" with skippy and be able to "name that song, bitch". I can easily go on stating examples but most of all I will miss the agonizing wait for Sunday night so I can "Turn that damn noise down" to hear the valleys best local rock and metal, and possibly hear my favorite local bands, including Grooveyard, HateFX, euphoria, synezra and especially, Six Ounce Gloves. I must go now and see what I can do to help the local music scene now that krzr is gone and go buy a box of tissues, because when I knew I could confidently turn my radio dial to 103.7 for support I never needed such items. 

Please, support the ex-Dj's of krzr, doug and his wife, and remember that if we want to have one last celebration of the lifetime of memories we had with KRZR-The wild hare, we will need a big turnout and lots of community support.THANK YOU ALL!

Read more:


KRZR broadcast at 103.7 FM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KRZR_(FM) 

The station currently known as KRZR broadcast at 103.7 FM. Originally known as KIOY "K-104," the station broadcast a Disco-leaning CHR format in the late 1970s from its studios in a vineyard between Fresno and, Hanford. In the early 1980s, the call letters were changed to KMGX, and the nickname "Magic 104" was adopted.For much of the 1980s, the top-40 format of Magic 104 was more urban leaning than the format at rival KBOS, known at the time by the on-air moniker of "K-Boss 95". Playlists from 1985 show Sheena EastonPrince, and Teena Marie getting heavy airplay at Magic 104, while KBOS was big on Billy SquierBruce Springsteen and David Lee RothIn the late 1980s KMGX's nickname was changed to "X-104". X-104 was one of the first radio stations in the US to blend CHR "Top 40" music with Urban Dance music. The stations appeal grew to dominant audience shares within Fresno's Latino community throughout the 1980s. At its peak in popularity, the station hosted the largest single Latino audience share of any general market radio station in the country (70 percent). The secret to the stations success, was its high appeal to second and third generation Latino/Mexican Americans who were attracted to its popular Morning Host: Richard Cano. and known by most of its younger listeners was Evenings Host: Kid LandonCano was not new to the market. A Fresno State alumni and former KYNO DJ and KBOS Program Director, Cano returned to the Fresno market in 1984 claiming some of the highest morning ratings in the History of Fresno radio. Market sales manager Chuck Lontine (who joined the station from the San Francisco radio market) created a "Spanglish" sales & marketing strategy that kept the station vital for a period of time. But, ultimately the station began to loose audience share to a growing number of Spanish language stations in the market and the format was dropped in 1989, when the impending format change caused local news coverage even before it happened. In late spring of 1989, 103.7 KRZR was launched by southern California broadcasting veteran Jim Votaw (VP/GM), X 104 exec Chuck Lontine (GSM) and programer Brian Burns. At the time the station was owned by Olympia Broadcasting of Seattle. KRZR introduced the "Rock 40" format to the Fresno radio market. The station was initially patterned after Olympia's wildly successful Rock 40 station KXXR-FM in Kansas City & Scott Shannon's Pirate Radio in Los Angeles (which was owned by Westwood One). KRZR's first slogan was "Today's Rock & Roll" with an on-air offering of what is now widely described as "hair metal" or "glam metal" and various "format homeless" (at the time) artists. Plenty of promotional attention was gained with a weekly giveaway of $10,000 to randomly spotted owners of cars sporting the station's bumper/window stickers and who called into the studio within the alloted time.The original KRZR air staff included, Pete Hansen (mornings) with, newswoman Kelly Boom, and then 18 year old Clovis high school student and intern Larry "Sparky" Long (given the air name "Larry The Pocket Producer"), E. Curtis Johnson (P.D.) and Kevin Musso (using the air name "Nick NRG") split the mid-day shift, Mcfly (Brian Degus, also music director)did afternoon drive, Chris Daniel (evenings) and Scott Stevens (overnights). In July 1989, former crosstown KCLQ deejay Clay Steiner (using the air name "Matt 'The Healer' Clayton") hired on for weekends and overnights. Intern Larry Long was later hired that same month to deejay fill in shifts. Shortly after the station sign on, both Burns and Lontine left the company. Brian Burns became a renowned program consultant & programmer in radio. Chuck Lontine left KRZR to join ABC/CapCities' WLS in Chicago. Kevin Musso is now a very successful Television weatherman in Fresno. Pete Hansen is still in radio and once in a while can be heard on 101.5 KGB DSC and his podcast "The Pete Hansen Show" [1]. Larry "Sparky" Long now lives and works in Northern California On October 6, 2010, after playing Rage Against the Machine's "Freedom", KRZR changed their format to rhythmic adult contemporary, branded as "The Beat", while KRZR's DJs were fired to other stations without prior warning and the rock format moved to its HD-2 digital subchannel. The first song on "The Beat" was Get Ready for This by 2 Unlimited.