BIG NEWS! Not one, but two Parking Lot Parties in October, featuring legendary artists that we play on Big Country 95.3 and 96.5 in Amarillo! We're excited to welcome legendary country band Ricochet to Dumas, Friday, October 9th at 5 pm, in our parking lot, and on our stage. The singers of the award winning "Daddy's Money", Ricochet in concert, presented by Pike Ford of Dumas, Valero McKee Refinery and Big Country.
Then on Sunday, October 25th at 4 pm, Pike Ford of Dumas and Valero McKee Refinery welcomes Wade Hayes in concert.
Both shows are in our parking lot, on our stage at 408 N. Dumas Avenue. Tickets are on sale now. Buy both shows for $35. Special VIP seats in our first two rows, and parking in our lot are $55 for both shows, or $30 for each show. Woody's Furniture Best Seats in the house are $40, and puts you right up front, in special and comfortable seating from their furniture showroom. You can park on 4th Street. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs, and a vendor truck will be on location. Only 200 tickets are available for both shows, and are available at our Big Country studios at 408 North Dumas Ave in Dumas.
We will socially distance our parking lot. Your advised to wear masks, and we'll provide them if needed.
Big News for Big Country 95 3. Big Country will also be heard in Amarillo at 96.5 on the FM dial. Owner Chris Lash has secured what is called an FM translator, that will rebroadcast our station and format into the Amarillo market.
Nothing else will change, except when you make a trip to Amarillo, you can switch your dial and continue to hear us as you get close to the city.
The new frequency and equipment is located close to downtown. The new frequency has the potential to hit over 200,000 people.
Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel arrives at AM 800 K Triple D Dumas, TX, as station flips to true oldies format. Station establishes a new event called “Buddy Holiday”, a recreation of 1957 concert Dumas, TX
With one of the largest AM signal’s on the Panhandle, AM 800 KDDD, will feature the greatest oldies from the 50’s to the 70’s. Stretching from the Oklahoma/Colorado borders, to NE New Mexico,
to Amarillo, and all the way to Lubbock, TX. The True Oldies Channel AM 800 is the only stations playing oldies on the Panhandle
AM 800 and Dumas, TX has a rich history in the early days of Rock N Roll. Buddy Knox and the Rhythm Orchids (featuring Jimmy Bowen, and Don Lanier, both from Dumas) struck #1 gold with their 1957 hit “Party Doll.” They named their record label for the song Triple D Records, after the radio station. Bowen also worked on air as a disc jockey.
In Dumas in 1957, rock royalty played in concert in front of the Evelyn Theatre in downtown Dumas. Buddy Holly and the Crickets peformed , as “That’ll Be The Day”, their first release was climbing the charts, going to #1 four months later. Buddy Knox & The Rhythm Orchids opened the show.
AM 800 in Dumas, will present a one day Buddy Holly tribute Concert at the same location in the summer of 2021. “Buddy Holiday” as its called, honors both Holly and Buddy Knox, along with Dumas and its roll in the beginnings of rock n roll. This new yearly event features artists associated with Buddy and the Crickets, and Buddy Knox and the Rhythm Orchids. Renowed Buddy Holly tribute artist John Mueller will star in the show.
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