Route 66 News

Weekly “Route 66″ radio show begins Saturday in Joplin

Radio host Terry Hester is debuting a new weekly music show, “Route 66,” at KZRG in Joplin, Mo., on Saturday.

In an e-mail, Hester said he would be playing the top pop hits from 1957 to 1972 to “relive the music of the Mother Road,” along with “bits of audio from that time frame … radio commercials, news events, etc.”

Mentioned on the playlist were the Beatles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Platters, The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, The Temptations and more. Hester said he’d also tell of upcoming Route 66 events, if applicable.

The show will air from 8 p.m. to midnight each Saturday. If you’re in the area, the station’s frequencies are at 1310 AM and 102.9 FM. Also, KZRG streams on the Internet here.

KMOX-AM in St. Louis has used a similar format to Hester’s with its “Route 66″ show for several years. Bob Moore, former executive editor of Route 66 Magazine, also hosts a “Route 66″ show of music and musings at B.O.U.N.C.E. Radio on the Internet and at KTOX radio in Needles, Calif.