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KTYS/Dallas Flips To 'Platinum 96.7'; Chapman Consults

DALLAS -- June 30, 2008: Citadel's Country KTYS (The Twister)/Dallas has made the move to a '60s- and '70s-based Oldies format as "Platinum 96.7."

Consulting for the new Platinum, which will also include hits from the '50s and early '80s, is Ron Chapman, who spent more than 45 years as an air personality in the Dallas market -- 32 years on KVIL and five on Oldies KLUV, until his retirement in 2005. At Platinum, he'll consult and put together the stations' talent, imaging, and music.

"The opportunity to play architect and create a new station in the Metroplex from the ground up is a new and exciting challenge for me," Chapman said. "We see a niche here that we can fill by offering listeners a playlist that includes a more extensive library. We'll be keeping alive music that some others have forgotten, with vintage hits from artists like Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, and early Elvis. But we'll also have some fun with more recent sounds like Elton John, Eagles, and the Doobies."

The live and local talent on Platinum include Larry Dixon and Gayle Lightfoot in mornings, Vic Thomas in middays, and Wendi Westbrook in afternoon drive.

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