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Report: Gene and Julie Gates to return to radio -- in North Carolina (update)

(UPDATED below) Gene and Julie Gates, the husband-and-wife morning-radio team dropped by KVIL/103.7 FM in early 2013 after they’d served nearly eight years at the station, have a new radio gig. Read more

‘Do It for Durrett’ benefit concert set for Sept. 8 at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Scott Clarke

Richard Durrett’s sudden, shocking death at age 38 in June inspired not only an outpouring of emotional tributes to the sports reporter, but a fervent desire among the publi... Read more

Review: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Special to DFW.com

Watching Willie Nelson, but remembering Robert Earl Keen: “The road goes on forever/And the party never ends.” Read more

Texas Radio Hall of Fame names class of ‘14 (update)

The Texas Radio Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2014 on Thursday. Seventeen broadcasters were added to the hall, including two inducted as a team and another honored with an award for being a “trailblazing female in the industry.&#... Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Brocka

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Houston Brown

Brocka Nolen’s dramatic debut EP, Body Politic, is an arresting piece of work, in part because it seems to have bubbled up out of nowhere. (From all I could discern, Nolen is, for now, a solely studio-based artist, with no club dates ... Read more

Preston’s picks: Wye Oak at Trees; Queen & Adam Lambert at American Airlines Center

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Shervin Lainez

Baltimore duo Wye Oak — Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner — is on the road in support of its just-released LP Shriek (the follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed Civilian), a lush, stylish evocation of the late ’80s. Wasner’s ethereal vocals flit through the low end-heavy compositions — Stack first composed the entire album on the bass — leaving the impression of a sweet dream, half-remembered. This folk-flecked, immaculately conceived pop should make for an intimate, enjoyable evening. With Pattern Is Movement. Read more

CD review: Robin Thicke, ‘Paula’

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A year ago, Robin Thicke was on top of the world. Read more

Jorge ‘El Bolillo’ Lopez joins 107.5 FM ‘La Grande’

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CBS Radio

Jorge “El Bolillo” Lopez has joined the airstaff at DFW regional-Mexican radios tation KMVK/107.5 FM “La Grande,” CBS Radio Dallas announced this week. Read more

Dia de Los Toadies announces full line-up

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Kirtland Records

Fort Worth’s hard-rockin’ native sons Toadies return to Panther Island Pavilion this September for the seventh annual Dia De Los Toadies. Read more

KDGE-FM “The Edge” turns 25 years old

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2001 SNOWBOUND

Less than two weeks after I moved to Fort Worth in June 1989, I read a Star-Telegram column item about "Dallas' newest radio experiment": KDGE "The Edge," described by the broadcast group that launched it as "[mostly] a good blend of current music. Elvis Costello, Mid... Read more

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