Mark, I was in Willcox this Rex Allen Days weekend and was pleasantly surprised to hear the old 1970’s KHIL jingles on your station!!! Totally awesome! Your station sounds wonderful - awesome music! Willcox and vicinity is lucky to have you and KHIL there. You rock!
Sunday, October 02, 2016 Adrienne Richardson, California
Great music! Linda
Hi Mark, I live up north in Chino Valley, Az. picked up 1250 AM in the middle of the night. I love the stuff you play, Great station! Rick Grupp, Chino Valley, Az.
Hi Mark! No one plays the old cowboy songs or classic country anymore like KHIL. I’m listening to songs I haven’t heard since I was a kid and I’m 69 years old! What a great station! I’m telling everybody about KHIL.
Michael G. from Creston, Montana
Great music! Eileen Cordova
KHIL is great! I get to listen to Eddy Raven!
Joseph Capanear, Benson, AZ
My wife and I were down at Inde Motor Sports Ranch and was driving along in her car and happened on KHIL 103.5 FM. It made our weekend! I'll tell you! What a great mix of music and in looking at your website you have quite a history as well. I find it amazing that with the rich cowboy history in Willcox and Rex Allen's tie in with the area that there aren't more people supporting you. Anyway, my wife and I both enjoyed the hell out of your station! Good luck with the new station as well as your current offerings. I guess we'll just have to make our way to Willcox more often to enjoy your station.
Best of luck-till we meet again-happy trails!
Kirk and Andi Cross
Mark, Just wanted to tell you thank you for putting back the classic country music on KHIL. My husband and I enjoy listening to it all day. Actually it is the only radio station we can get where we live other than PBS out of Tucson. You are very much appreciated.
Mark! I just want you to know that I really enjoy your country & western music programming. Thanks for being there for us. Ralph Thompson
Hardly anybody plays that old country music anymore. Ol Poss listening in L.A. CA
KWCX 1250AM went on air in 1959 in Wilcox, Arizona. KWCX played the country music of the time. In 1961 the FCC moved the call sign KWCX to FM. Rex Allen owned the stations at that time and asked the FCC for the call letters KHIL or K-hill for the new 1250AM because of the Dos Cabezas Mountains near Willcox and the FCC approved his request. So KWCX became KHIL 1250AM. Through the years KHIL stayed true to it’s country music roots until 1998 when KHIL became a satellite feed station airing a classic country format. A majority of radio stations also adopted this format because of the over whelming work and costs involved in building and maintaining a music library for air. Radio stations switching to satellite feeds also benefited financially by cutting local station staff to minimums. On April 5, 2015 KHIL upgraded the AM signal with the FM translator 103.5FM to better serve the Cochise County community. On May 25, 2015 Mark changed KHIL on-air from a satellite classic country format to his own "X Wave" format for the simulcast on 103.5FM. Mark went on air 24/7 out of our studios with his own classic country format so KHIL could get back to it’s original roots established in 1959. In 2017 the 103.5FM translator was sold\traded for 98.1FM, so on March 10, 2017 KHIL became KHIL 98.1FM & 1250AM. Today when you listen to KHIL you step back in time to 1989. A classic country format designed for all our listeners that remember a simpler time.
You and your station KHIL are GREAT!!!!
Ralph Maplesnow, Silver City, NM
KHIL is the one! I can pick your station up in Imperial County CA. You have a great station! Too bad we don't have anything like that out here!
My name is Michel, I'm listening to KHIL in Paris, France. I love country music and Willcox, Arizona! I spent two days in Willcox with my wife in April 2016 visiting the area. Have a nice day.
Michel - Paris France
Good morning from 'down under' Mark!
I stumbled across a pleasant program of soft country music on 1250 AM. I hope that your operations staff will be interested to learn that KHIL's signal has travelled the 6800 miles out to New Zealand on this occasion. I took my family to the Grand Canyon in 1992 and we saw a little of Arizona - Flagstaff and the Giant Meteor Crater. Now that Air New Zealand has started direct flights between Auckland and Houston, your part of the world is a little closer, and I hope to get back and explore more in the future.
Thanks for reading this message, and in anticipation that you'll be able to acknowledge me as a KHIL listener!
Best wishes from 'down under'.
Hi Mark, I was broke down in Willcox for 11 days and hooked up to your KHIL while I was waiting to get the pickup fixed...really loved the format...don't get to hear any of the old stuff up here in Iowa any more...especially Roy Rogers music. I'm 60 years, grew up with it and really didn't realize how much I missed it in till I heard it again thanks! Thanks again for the good ole times!
Dave Andrew - Iowa
I was passing through Willcox while doing some genealogy research (my great grandfather and family lived there around 1910 and my great grandmother is buried there), and stumbled on KHIL 98.1FM. What an entertaining and unusual mix of music. I really enjoyed the break from my usual Rock and Roll with some reflection on when I was a little kid. Keep it up. I'm an old time radio geek. I love local radio with meaning.
December 3, 2018
North Bend, WA
Mark's country is so classic... it's new again!
My husband and I just discovered KHIL and we love it! I Love it! Thank you! - Celeste Cain owner of the Copper City Saloon in Bisbee Arizona.
Mark, you are doing a fantastic job with your programming. I just turned 67 years old and I have not heard some of the songs that I hear on KHIL 1250AM for decades. Me and my two golden retrievers just love listening to the music when we go on our morning (5 am) drive north of Willcox, we live in the country. Please don't ever go away.
Hi there Mark! I discovered KHIL when driving from El Paso to Tucson. I love it! Oh how I wish I could hear it again. I live in Philly. Thanks so much. Kristine Johnson 08/15/2016
I love your radio station KHIL, no one plays classic country anymore. I listen to 1250 AM every night. I don’t like the new country. I like the old country music. Don’t ever change KHIL.
Cheyanne Hunter from Phoenix, AZ