KNIX, The Buck Owens Years A new book by Author, Jim West
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KNIX, The Buck Owens Years spotlights a timeline history of this iconic country music radio station in Phoenix, Arizona. Country singer Buck Owens began a successful and long career in music in the early sixties and invested his earnings in real estate as well as broadcast radio properties. It would pay off in huge dividends.
In 1968, Owens purchased KNIX-FM for the bargain price of $75,000. The station struggled along in a competitive marketplace until 1980 when ratings growth saw KNIX hit number one in the market. What followed was a decade of fan popularity and country radio industry recognition that made this once-small radio station at the end of a dusty, dirt road in the Arizona desert one of the most successful and unforgettable stations in country music radio history.