Top 10 Reasons Why Knac-FM Should Come Back on the Air and Not "Fade to Black" AgainMetalGod666 Pure Rock 105.5 KNAC-FM was a radio station based in Long Beach, California, known for playing hard rock/metal music such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses and many others. On February 15th, 1995, after nine years on the air, KNAC signed off with Metallica's "Fade to Black" and was replaced by a Spanish-language format. KNAC came back in 1998, but only on the internet at knac.com, which is still around now.
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February 15th, 1995 was the day the music died.V 1 Comment
The only metal band I can think of that gets played on KROQ and KLOS all the time is Metallica.V 3 Comments
There's been metal in LA for over a decade, KNAC should not have gone away.
No one promotes metal in L.A. anymore like KNAC did.
Not only does this prove that metal is alive and well, but it tells us exactly why KNAC should return to FM radio where it rightfully belongs. There is no radio station like KNAC that could promote bands like that.
Whoever's in the radio industry, please pay attention to what's going in today's metal world!
See this stat and listen radio folks!
But that's not enough. I wanna hear my metal on the radio again every day.
I want to be able to turn on the radio and know that there is a station that plays music I actually want to listen to.V 1 Comment
It's a sad statement on music in general. KNAC could help.
Saw Armored Saint a few months ago. Great show. Promote more metal.
KNAC was the only radio station that had the ability to play this type of music. It's not every day that you hear this type a music on KLOS or even KROQ or K-Earth 101.
KLOS has been playing the new Metallica song "Hardwired", especially not on Horns Up. Other than that, yeah we need a radio station like KNAC in L.A. that could play some new music from bands like Opeth or Testament.
We need to see more of the black & white on the streets ( I mean the KNAC bumper sticker) Duh!V 1 Comment
That is the real reason why KNAC should come back.V 1 Comment
It has sucked since 1995.
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2. Other than rock stations like KROQ and KLOS, L.A. has mostly rap, pop and Spanish-language radio stations.
3. The fact that there is a revival in the hard rock and metal scene is one of the reasons fans want KNAC back.