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KDAY vs. Power: Part 2

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Amazing how interested we are in a story about two radio stations we aren't much listening to right now. After talking about the apparent battle between Hip Hop radio and ratings juggernaut Power 106 and weak signal upstart 93. 5 KDAY yesterday, what did we find in our mailbox but the March issue of URB magazine with a feature on the history of the original KDAY 1580. Amongst all the nostalgia, Members Only jackets, and Kangol caps is this nugget:

...the most important KDAYers of the past, Greg Mack and Tony G, have shown up on the right side of the dial [on Power 106]. Starting on Sunday evenings in November, they countered with the soon-to-be-syndicated "Greg Mack's Real KDAY Show"...

Julio G and Mack claim that they are still friends in the piece but it would appear that there's nothing friendly going on between the stations themselves. Is there something we don't know about KDAY that seems to have the #1 commercial radio station in the market so shook?

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In other radio and magazine news: Wired's March issue (by the way, this month's Found is by LAist's own Paul Davidson) takes a look at the future of radio and talks with Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and Indie 103.1. He talks about the station and its relationship with Clear Channel.