FORT SMITH – After playing “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed in a constant loop for months, a new Fort Smith radio station, Rock 94.1 FM, will begin regular programming Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:41 am.
Rock 94.1 FM has played the 2000 hit “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed over 70,000 times to draw attention to the station’s new format, Active Rock.
Rock 94.1 FM is the newest addition to the group of stations owned by long-time area broadcaster Fred Baker, which includes: contemporary hits radio KISR 93.7 Fort Smith-96.1 Fayetteville, on the FM band since 1971; La Raza 92.3, Fort Smith’s first and only Spanish-language FM station; Hog Country 93.1, featuring the newest in country music; The Rooster 105.5, playing the very best in classic country and western music; and The River 101.9, diving deep into the classic rock vaults, launched just this past Monday afternoon.
Rock 94.1 FM will feature very limited commercial interruptions, playing far less commercials than most area stations.
Rock 94.1 FM’s library boasts the most current active rock songs on the charts, far more than other stations, and in uncompressed extra-high-fidelity digital audio. Rock 94.1 will have state of the art equipment, with its programming delivered to the transmitters digitally via a dedicated laser fiber optic link. Baker says the sound quality will be truly stunning. Rock 94.1 FM will also be simulcast in crystal clear digital audio, which can be received by tuning an HD radio to KISR HD-2.
Baker thanked the station’s staff, whom he called a great team of dedicated professionals, for all their hard work in building and preparing the station. Baker says he wants to thank the community for its nearly fifty years of support by bringing several unique new stations to Fort Smith, of which Rock 94.1 FM will be the third.