Tuesday, May 22, 2012


104.7 WZZK is a Country station in Birmingham, Alabama.  Soon after switching from Album Rock in 1978 to be become the first FM country station in the market, WZZK enjoyed top 3 ratings throughout most of the 1980s and 90s.  According to Arbitron, in the early 1980s DJ Rusty Walker was the highest-rated FM personality in America.  Walker went on to form a hugely successful radio consultancy business eventually working with hundreds of stations.  A member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame, Walker passed away yesterday at age 59.

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