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Big Country 95.3 in Dumas Presents Two Parking Lot Parties in October, featuring Legendary Country Artists

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 Country in Amarillo on 96.5 FM

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.


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AM 800, the original K Triple D becomes the True Oldies Channel

Buddy Holiday event will be in June of 2021 due to COVID-19 crowd concerns

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

Scott Shannon has already had a “hall of fame” career in radio, and his most recent distinction was his appointment as the new morning drive host at WCBS-FM in New York this past March. Shannon’s career has spanned more than four decades, and, among his accomplishments, he is credited with developing the “Morning Zoo” format for morning shows. When Scott arrived at WHTZ (“Z-100”) in New York, he took the station on a legendary ride “from worst to first.” His next stop in New York was at WPLJ where he co-hosted the Morning Show for 22 years. In addition to being an avid record collector and musical authority, Scott is also the creator of the round-the-clock “True Oldies” Channel which is currently distributed online. He has hosted nationally distributed radio shows and specials in the past, and he has also anchored music programming on television, including a stint as an original VJ on VH1. Scott Shannon started in broadcasting as a teenager, and in his storied career has won numerous awards including a Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters, a group that has also inducted Scott Shannon into their Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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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