Shadow B, your Zoo 98 requester must have moved up from Lafayette. Back in the early 80s, my 3:05 break started with The K94/Ticketmaster Concert Calendar. One afternoon, I finished with "...and tonight, in the Baton Rouge Centroplex small-arena configuration, the religious rock band, Stryper." Hit the spots, phone rings, and this nasally little voice says, "Would you play me some Stryper?" I tell him I'm sorry, but I don't have anything by them ... but by the way, did he hear me say they would be in concert 50 miles away, that night? "Yessir, I did. That's why I called to request them. So, are you going to play me some Stryper, or not?" I again apologized for the fact that I didn't have anything by them. "You don't have any Stryper?" Once more, I told him I didn't ... and his Christian-rock-requesting reply was, "Well, f*** you."
ou worked at K94? That was the one station I listened to day and night 24/7 until the flip to top 40 in 1984. That was a sad day in louisiana. For a year I had no rock station to 92.3 flipped to rock. WRNO had started playing lionel richie already
As for the Stryper request...most fans of Stryper were not church goers. I was a fan and I drank, smoked, smoked pot, took pills, swore. I did it all! And still did most of that when I worked in christian radio
Bob Carlisle would be on the radio and Megadeth would be on my boombox!