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Bakersfield, Buck, Merle and Me
Bakersfield, Buck, Merle and Me
In 2005 I accepted a job in Bakersfield, Calif., at KBKO-FM. I was hired to compete directly against country legend Buck Owens' KUZZ-FM, which has been a country radio music staple since Buck bought the station in 1966. I was coming from The Bull in Yakima, having done well in the ratings and I was looking to make my mark in a big city. I thought I was going to take the city by storm, but in the e