WKSX radio has been the home for beach and oldies music since the 1960’s and although radio has changed a lot over the years, it’s the local DJ’s that work and live here that make the difference.
“I’m Frank Davis, operations manager here at KSX and I’ve lived in Johnston all my life and have worked at the radio station off and on since 1968,” says Frank Davis, WKSX’s operations manager.
Frank works mornings on WKSX from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., making sure listeners have a great time, as well as keeping them informed about news, weather, and sports. He knows there are a lot of other radio stations out there, including satellite radio, but he feels hometown radio with hometown people makes the difference. “There’s something great and unique about hometown radio…with the bigger stations, you don’t get that personal touch,” he says.
In the afternoon, DJ Tony B. has also been with WKSX for many years and was recently reminded how important local radio is. “Local radio is important because I had the opportunity to hear from people during the ice storm that depended on us and that was humbling,” he says.
Oldies KSX plays not just oldies and beach music, they also play shag, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and Oldies 92.7 FM is the CSRA home for University of South Carolina sports.
WKSX will continue to provide entertainment for Johnston, Trenton, Edgefield and all of the CSRA, hopefully for many years to come and they love their job!
“I hope we can continue what we are doing. Radio is changing and there are so many ways to be entertained, musically, I don’t think that will replace what hometown radio offers,” Frank says.
“When people come up to me and say, ‘we love what you do and we love your radio station’, there’s no greater feeling,” Tony B. says.