Good Times with Mo, as a show, was always teetering on the brink of suspensions, sanctions and lawsuits. They were successful and were raking in ratings with funny and oftentimes offensive segments like Forbidden Questions, Yabang Mo, Chick Republic and Showbiz Bro so everything was good.
[Live blog now up and running after the cut.] Well, here’s something I never expected would happen: a masa station is folding up, to be replaced by a particularly more upmarket offering. Today marks the return of 103.5 K-Lite, a radio station which, in its last iteration, was a poppier, more mature take on alternative music, comfortable with playing Avril Lavigne alongside ABC, Duran Duran alongside Dishwalla, Matchbox Twenty alongside the Manic Street Preachers. The station went off-air in 2006 (alongside 99.5 RT) and the frequency has since seen four formats: short-lived easy listening Heart, Max FM in both its Magic-of-the-past and dance eras, and until yesterday, Wow FM, a different (at least initially) take on the masa format. Once again, I’ll be live-blogging most of launch day here, but from the archives, here’s my final take on Wow FM, and my first write-up on K-Lite’s first farewell, back on my old blog, which has a lot more if you do a little digging. [NB]