KBSO 94.7 Badlands FM Returns to Texas Music

  • After more than a two-year absence KBSO 94.7 Badlands FM in the Corpus Christi area is switching from it’s current Tejano music format back to to a Texas, Red Dirt and Americana music format. Texas music fan and postal employee “Bobby” “My love of Texas music developed after I bought the High Chaparral dance hall in Robstown about five years ago,” said the 47-year-old, originally from Sinton. Larma states:  “When Texas music went off the air, it was heartbreaking. They were actually building band recognition. We aim to do that again.”purchased the station from retiring long-time station owner Manuel Davila. “My love of Texas music developed after I bought the High Chaparral dance hall in Robstown about five years ago,” said the 47-year-old, originally from Sinton. “When Texas music went off the air, it was heartbreaking. They were actually building band recognition. We aim to do that again.” (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
  • Several events at this week’s SXSW will pay tribute to Texas great Doug Sahm, next week (March 24) co-producers Bill Bentley, Shawn Sahm and David Katznelson will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm. (via 9513.com)
  • In her always excellent Torch & Twang series over at PopMatters.com Juli Thanki surveys the colorful, and largely forgotten, career of “America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band,” Maddox Brothers and Rose.

Here’s a YouTube treat I came across. Townes Van Zandt plays The Hole on the Solo Sessions Austin Music Network – January 17th, 1995.


21 thoughts on “KBSO 94.7 Badlands FM Returns to Texas Music

  1. Linda Perkins
    March 18, 2009 at 9:46 am

    YEA now just get to streaming online!!!!

  2. Kendra Lee
    March 20, 2009 at 9:57 am

    So glad to have The Badlands in Corpus! This is by far the best station on the radio! I am spreading the word!

  3. Will
    March 23, 2009 at 7:22 am

    I was the bass player for the Rob Wilkinson Band, based out of Corpus several from 2001-2005. KBSO gave us some decent airplay and helped promote our shows at various venues in the listening area. I quit the band and moved from S. Texas in 2005, I was very surprised when I returned in `07 to hear Tejano Music on 94.7 FM. I am glad to hear that the powers that be have heard the call and returned to the Texas Music format. I’m just south of Tyler, Tx now and can’t wait to hear when you begin streaming your audio signal over the internet.

  4. Roy
    March 23, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Nice to hear that good ol Texas Country music again in corpus christi, getting back to real contry music the way it should be heard

  5. Baron Lane
    March 23, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Well it appears that KBSO 94.7 has a eager audience for the new format.

  6. RUdy
    March 24, 2009 at 9:03 am

    what is the webaddress for Badlands.

  7. Baron Lane
    March 24, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Rudy- Far as I know they don’t have one. Hopefully they’ll get one (or at least a MySpace page) soon!

  8. Amy
    March 25, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    SO happy kbso went back to TX country!! Already changed the button in my truk!

  9. March 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    This radio station is awesome not the same ol same ol. Love it Keep up the good job. I heard they were getting a web page listen to Rory and Easton in the morning.

  10. cyndi naranjo
    March 27, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Hey congrats to Rory and Easton, Hey guys I am glad that you have a morning show to air the music that everyone is listening to nowadays. Goodluck from a friend who loves texas country! Hey Rory, C Ya Soon!

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  12. Jesse Johnson
    March 30, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Heard the Todd Mankin band song today. Those guys are awesome I saw them in Stephenville and cant figure out why we never see or hear them down here. Well now we do and thanks for 94.7 The Badlands for playing great Texas music!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. johnny mac
    March 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    since “The Coff” passed on and Texas Radio went under in Victoria, i’ve had to do the Sirius and CD thing. Thank Godsomeone else felt the same way!!!

  14. ZYanta
    March 30, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Wow!! I’m glad to have a radio station like this back down here now.. I get the outlaw from San Antonio around home when the wind blows just right but I can’t get solid TX music down here when I’m at college… Glad to have it around!! Got it set as #1 in my dodge on the dash….

  15. Bill
    March 31, 2009 at 6:09 am

    It is great to have it back! My only wish is that ALL genre of TEXAS MUSIC be played. Texas means rock,conjunto,blues,country. What`s wrong with Steve Miller following Robert Earl Keene or Jimmie orStevie
    preceeding Guy Clark or Kevin Fowler? Why not a `Texas Classic Rock’ with ZZ TOP instead of Steppewnwolf?
    Again, I`m happy ya`ll are back but would love to hear all the music Texas has.
    Good luck,
    How about the Texas Tornados or some Shawn Sahm`s Tex-Mex Experience?

  16. April 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    94.7FM is AWESOME. I love Bobby Lerma!!!His dedication to Texas music is like no other. His support of live music is what we need in this area. You guys should check out the High Chaparral too! The customer service is the best. Blanca really takes care of you.

  17. Eric
    June 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    The web address for 94.7 is http://www.badlandsfm.com.

  18. June 6, 2009 at 8:55 am

    i love many types of music and i am sad that the tejano music had to end, but i am equally as impressed with this transition. i have always loved the sound of good texas music which is a great melting pot of great country, tejano, rock, blues, etc……… there is just so much in texas and like they say everything is bigger in TEJAS. keep up the hard work and wish you guys the best. thanks from a small south texas town of san diego.

  19. denise
    June 13, 2009 at 1:20 am

    thank you for bringing texas music back on the radio in the coastal bend. love it love nici

  20. Mark
    July 19, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I’m a truck driver and found this station while passing through Corpus. I love the music keep playing it. For anyone passing through San Antonio check out 92.5 the outlaw it’s more of the same great Texas music.

  21. Andy
    August 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I love Badlands Radio. Discovered it passing through CC. I’m from the valley and anytime I go north, I tune to it. Wish the signal extend all the south. Very few TC Music Radio out there. The one in valley only plays TCM on Saturday nights. DJ’s are great.

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