You can't even imagine how many times I visit this site on a weekly basis and listen to those sound bites over and over again. The memories that come flooding back to me from when I would listen to Labella & Rody in the mornings on my commute to school are memories that I hope, as I get older, are never taken from my memory bank.

I grew up in The Colony, Texas and we had to go to school in Lewisville (1980-1984) so me and my friends would pile into my car or whomever had enough gas to get us to school and back or to the lake and back because a lot of times we never made it to school. hahahahahaha At any rate, those were the best times of my life..........and it almost brings tears to my eyes when I listen to them and when I view the old pics you have posted on this site. Thanks for reminding me of what a great life I've lived!!!! 3-26-10


Rena S Davis
aka CINNAMON GIRL
A ZOO fan for life!!!!!!!!!!!!
The original lineup was Ken Rundel in Morning drive, Mike Taylor middays,
Mark Addy doing afternoon drive, Gary Shaw evening, Mark Christopher late night and Jon Dillon overnight. The staff was killer.  I gave them a lot of
freedom to put together great sets of music from our library, and encouraged them to relate to our audience.  We added a lot of great live music events and unique promotions and the station exploded.  After one year our main competitor KAFM gave up and went top 40, and it was clear sailing after that. The station was hugely successful and made radio history

Eye Lipson-Zoo Creator

I remember when the ZOO came out when I was in high school.I still have some of the old bumper stickers, I dug around and found one of my old 'Strummin' With The Zoo' guitar pamphlets!Keep up the good work. 
Gary..Garland,Tx      September 18,2008



At traffic time I used to hear on the zoo a little song that went Damn, this traffic jam; how I hate to be late;hurts my motor to go so slow;supper be cold by the time get home on and on....An avid Zoo fan until it died.

May 30, 2008    Anything  I can do to help you I will, I would love to be a part of this.  I loved the zoo.  LaBellas death really bummed me out. It was such a great station.  I AM IN CANTON, 60 MI FROM DALLAS.  I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HELP AND BE A PART OF THIS GREAT SITE. THANK YOU FOR GETTING IT GOING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!  KEVIN




Hell yes!! The Zoo was THE BEST station ever! I heard side 2 of Meddle for the first time on the Zoo when I was in jr. high. What other station would do that?? Nobody! From that day forward I was a loyal Zoo Freak!.......     Ricardo
Grew up in Dallas listening to the Zoo.......
Plumbrella
Thanks for forwarding the emails, Eye!  They reminded me of a couple of long forgotten incidents.  Like when sales manager Jim Stansell wanted to know why I didn’t think we should run “douche” commercials if we were going to play “Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night”! 
Or when Mark Christopher during a crossover asked me how was it at the pool up on the roof.  So many listeners wanted to know if there really was a rooftop pool.  Ah, the imagination when fueled by radio.  Loretta-Afternoon drive 1976

Thanks for doing this site. Especially for the "Do You Feel Like We Do" song, remember that session well...I have it on reel to reel somewhere..If you have "lines on my face" from the same show it would be cool to have on your site..thanks again
Derek
Big John
Hey , we found this halter top when cleaning out, not many of these around ! Thought you might want a picture.Great web site!

Thanks!
Bruce Elledge

Tyler was just outside of the Zoo's broadcast signal, so my friends and I all installed FM signal boosters in our car stereos and drove to the nearest hilltop to pick up a clear KZEW signal.  It was on those hilltops where the Zoo introduced us to artists we would have never heard on our crappy local stations.  I've often wondered what happened to the recordings from the Zoo's January Sound Studios?  Many great bands recorded sessions there
Cassette Case
Send me your comments or memories of the ZOO, I'll put em here..
This website brings back so many wonderful memories of Dallas in the 70's and 80's. There is nothing like it today and what made the Zoo was not only the music but all the incredible DJ's they had back then. LaBella and Rody, Randy Davis, Charles Mixon and on and on. I got to meet many of these legends and they were all very wonderful people, you just felt close to them all as you grew up listening to them day and night. Thank you for keeping the memory alive. I still have a bunch of stickers and tee shirts from back then. FLY THE ZOO PROUDLY...
David
Thanks for the good times then and bringing back the Zoo memories now. Can't wait to hear the Frampton concert from his JS broadcast--I still remember when it aired live!
Big AL
Three Chairs
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So great to find you! ....I will always be a ZOO FREAK!.
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10/11/08
I remember when the Zoo would play 5 or 6 albums back to backon the weekend.....Now... all we get are the corporately picked "Hits"... and that's all.... Which is of course.... not enough, for any Music Lover....
AH Irving


I love your web site and I loved the "Zoo", Labella and Rody, Chaz Mixon, Jon Dillon, Beverly Beesley, Randy Davis...they just don't have stations like that anymore. "HUNT JAMES", "WALTER FROM WACO"...Classic stuff. I still have a tee shirt and several of the old stickers. I'll pass along our website as soon as my webmaster gets us up on line. After 26 years we found ourselves back in contact with Metallica who asked for all the show info from that 1st tour for thier website and after looking at all the info I had I thought it would be time to tell our story too. Yea I was a die hard KZEW listener back then!! I miss those days, I'll have to dig further into your site and enjoy the memories.

David Haig Zigler Productions


Man what a great site!  2-17-09
I remember going to Fair Park to see Black Oak Arkansas,Wishbone Ash, Pure Prairie League, and Head East in 76 with my big brother (Iove you Ian!)it was my first beer. My brothers van was an old telephone repair van painted olive drab with a great, big, Zoo Cruiser sticker. We got pulled over all the time, but never got busted... At least not me.
I used to listen to LaBella and Rody every morning while I was getting ready for school.  They always played “Whenever I See Your Smiling Face” by James Taylor and “The Circle Is Small” by Gordon Lightfoot.  Those songs still take me back to my senior year in high school.  Thanks for the memories…
Brenda

Man, I miss when we had "zooworld"  am glad I came across this site, I still have a collection of kzew stickers from the early eighties!!!
E. Whitten


I still fly the Zoo colors whenever I can. On my '74 Javelin AMX and my beltbuckle.   I miss The Zoo, Q102, and now 93.3 The Bone is gone.   Thanks for the website of memories.
Darren.

Dear ZooLoo,

LaBella RIP, Rody, Walter, Chaz, Dillon, Beverly, Whiner, Zipperhead, ZOOworld :Nitzinger,
Free Black Oak for a can of food,The Texxas Jam, Frampton before Live, Damn that traffic Jam, ZOO Freaks, ZooLoo, King Biscuit, Doc Demento, Johnny Winter, Gettin the Led out, Jan Sound, KZEW presents Pat Benatar, ZZ-TOP Autographs, Letting your Freak Flag Fly, My First KISS concert in 1976, My first concert Tull/75, Rody's Sunday call-in talk show, ZABO!, ZOO Stickers, Concert T-Shirts, Cruisin Forest Lane with the Windows down and the ZOO UP! Soooo many memories I can't even recall them all. You guy's were a major part of many a young persons life as we grew up in what was then small town USA, Lewisville Texas.  Parking our cars at the Cove on Lewisville Lake with our SuperTuner's cranked full blast on the ZOO and playing Frizzbee in the hot Texas sun. You lulled us into Dallas/Ft Worth for Concerts and goodtimes and helped us to not to take growing up too seriously. We laughed until we cried with Lebella and Rody in the morning and then cried for real when the ZOO left us with nothing but Christmas music one sad December day. We thought you would always be there for us and I guess you always will be, "At the Zoo, at the Zoo...".
We miss you and appreciate you...... Pass the Zipperhead and LONG LIVE THE ZOO!
Stephan
KZEW had a promotion for Led Zeppelin- In Through the Outdoor album. It was called the ZOO CRUISE. My dad provided the boat. Labella, Roadie, and about 25 others were there and we had a blast. There was another ZOO CRUISE for Fleetwood Mac, TUSK album...it was raining for it but still had a great time.
James Dowdy
Sent in by Dale and James
Charlie Kendal
I have XM Radio now and they have a channel called "Deep Tracks", which is the closest thing to the Zoo I have found in recent years.  Like the Zoo, they play the non-megahit cuts off of 70's albums that aren't the ones you get sick of hearing played over and over on "classic rock" stations.  It takes me back to those days of riding around on the blacktop country roads trying to keep the Zoo signal.
Tom





Oh my gosh!!  you have no idea how many memories this brings
back,  to so many people!!  thats all i remember about living in
Dallas years  ago...Labella and Rodie in the morning, Dr Demento...and i
met John  Wells - been trying to find him again
ever since; he was like meeting a  part of my family i hadnt known about,
but we had a blast riding  around in that big ol' caddie of his...last i remember
of him is that he  was establishing a recording studio in his
basement, but dangit, lost his  phone number and i have kicked
my own butt ever since!!  if you ever  hear from him again, tell him Fay from
Daingerfield says hello!!
Fay
January Sound recordings on the Zoo was a pure and perfect extended version of "Do You Feel Like We Do" that Peter Frampton did with that crazy guitar/voice machine of his.  I wish XM Radio could buy the January Sound recordings and give it a time slot on their Deep Tracks channel, just like they're doing now with the old King Biscuit Flower Hour sessions.
T. Lee - Houston


T
My latest Zoo find..
I found your site this morning and was
instantly flooded with memories and images of
growing up in North Texas where KZEW, Zoo-
Freaks and rock and roll where all part of our
lives. I was born in Dallas but later moved to
east Texas about 100 miles east of DFW. I
missed my big city life and the Zoo was the way
I kept in touch with all the music, concerts and
events that where going on there. Many nights
we would all gather in someone's field, away
from our parents and the police, build a big
bonfire and turn on several of our car radios to
the Zoo and rock the night away.

I recall so vividly the music of that time, 1974
thru 1979 and then beyond. How KZEW
introduced us to Peter Frampton and his
squalk box years before he recorded Frampton
Live. There was some place called January
Sound where Frampton made a recording of
"Do You Feel Like I Do" and you could only
hear it on the Zoo. To be honest this version
was better than the live album. And who could
forget all the other great music of that age
which by today's standard was very innocent
and so much different. I will never trade the
music of our age with what's out there today.
Yes, I know my parents thought the same
things about Led Zeppelin, but just play
"Ramble On" against some of the filth and
hatred filled songs my step children listen to
today. There is no comparison. That was music
with a melody and lyrics, not what I hear
today.

KZEW changed sometime in the mid 1980's
then I lost track of them after that. By 1987 I
was listening to Jazz on the Oasis and rock and
roll was only a second choice. Then who would
have guessed that before the year 2000,
classic rock and roll would be called "classic".
In my mind there will never be any kind of
music that will replace it and KZEW was there
when we were coming of age. The kids these
days just don't know what they missed. 
Frank Griffith

  I have XM Radio now and they have a channel called "Deep Tracks", which is the closest thing to the Zoo I have found in recent years.  Like the Zoo, they play the non-megahit cuts off of 70's albums that aren't the ones you get sick of hearing played over and over on "classic rock" stations.  It takes me back to those days of riding around on the blacktop country roads trying to keep the Zoo signal.
Tom

I love your web site and I loved the "Zoo", Labella and Rody, Chaz Mixon, Jon Dillon, Beverly Beesley, Randy Davis...they just don't have stations like that anymore. "HUNT JAMES", "WALTER FROM WACO"...Classic stuff. I still have a tee shirt and several of the old stickers. I'll pass along our website as soon as my webmaster gets us up on line. After 26 years we found ourselves back in contact with
Man what a great site!  2-17-09

I remember going to Fair Park to see Black Oak Arkansas,Wishbone Ash, Pure Prairie League, and Head East in 76 with my big brother (Iove you Ian!)it was my first beer. My brothers van was an old telephone repair van painted olive drab with a great, big, Zoo Cruiser sticker. We got pulled over all the time, but never got busted... At least not me.





I used to listen to LaBella and Rody every morning while I was getting ready for school.  They always played “Whenever I See Your Smiling Face” by James Taylor and “The Circle Is Small” by Gordon Lightfoot.  Those songs still take me back to my senior year in high school.  Thanks for the memories…
Brenda

Hey there Zoo Freaks,
I woke up on day about 3 years ago and couldn't stop thinking about the Zoo 98 FM Dallas-Ft Worth
(actually it came to me in a dream) that I had so fondly listened to years ago. After looking on the
internet that day and realizing that there were no websites heralding that great station, i decided to
create one.I researched for hours on end for Zoo related info, but, found very little, I launced
thezoofile.com around February 2007, soon after, I acquired John Rody's old site itsthezoo.com and ,
some time later, received lots of good material and help from John and Pam. My thanks to them!I also
thank all the Zoo Freaks for the audio/aircheck's sent in for the enjoyment of all ZOO FREAKS. I have
spent many hours on building this tribute site to The ZOO and have enjoyed every single minute of it. It
has given me great pleasure! Even though another site sprung up some time later remembering the Zoo,
and even though the creator of this site claims to have had the same idea at the same time as me, I don't
mind, imitation/flattery?.  I just filled a void after John's site went down and hopefully have provided a
place to remember, visit, and enjoy the old Zoo. Stop by the ZOOfile.com Facebook site so please visit
often add me to your friends list and help spread the ZOO around!
Scott Hall
The Zewkeeper-2008

Update:11-10-2017
Well, it's 2017 and I'm still at it. It started on my amateur website in 2008 and has evolved some I hope, with your help. This isn't my site, but OUR site. Zoofreaks are the most loyal of all fans anywhere. Thank you for sharing your memories and pics!
Myspace was the medium when this site started and now Facebook rules. I put these comments here so that we can have a quick reference to access that, hopefully, will be around when FB fades, as Myspace did. Visit often and let's not forget the magic and maybe, with your support, we will keep the flame going for just awhile longer. Peace, my friends, and remember the true
"Home of Rock N Roll."

Hi, I enjoyed the stroll down KZEW memory lane via thezoofile.com soooooooo much that I made this little wallpaper for Zooin' up my computer.. and happened to think that in case someone else might like to use it also, I'd share.  Cheers,Lauri
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Basilio Rosales III --The Zoo introduced me to a whole new world. Everything from the new wave and punk to arena rock. To this day I hear certain songs and it's the Zoo that comes to mind...
Thanks ! 12-17-13
RIP
Robert Bates I remember those days! Kinda lol
February 27 at 5:29am ·
Johnny Brinson Yea the zoo was my favorite in the70s and 80s old School rock and roll
February 27 at 5:29am·
Basilio Rosales III Sure do wish the zoo was still around.
February 27 at 6:19am
Chris Lear Hell yeah. That was the station back in the day. I remember going to UTI in Houston. And if u saw one of these on a car you knew they were from Dallas.
February 27 at 6:59am via mobile ·
Debbie Dillingham ZEW World!! Remember the days!!
February 27 at 7:10am ·
Charlie Leslie Oh to be 17 again & still a ZEW Freak!! But hell, I'll always be a ZEW Freak!!!!
February 27 at 7:16am ·
Don West Man - those were the days, aye MoFo?
February 27 at 7:57am ·
Tri
bby Miller Steuber Omg! John & I were talking about this not too long ago. Wish I still had my t shirt.
February 27 at 8:38am
Shari Michelle Muncrief Dill My aunt had a dog named kzew pronounced k-zoo
February 27 at 8:47am ·
Tami Taylor I had this sticker on my 1981 Ford Pinto!!
February 27 at 11:42am ·
Pat Morris I had this on the back of my little yellow Honda---I thought I was so cool
February 27 at 5:16pm ·
Glenn Anderson The Zoo and Q102. Good times
December 5 at 9:36pm
Vic Johnston Debbie Dillingham: One of them was on a weekend with about the same weather conditions we have today.
December 6 at 6:52am ·
Cindy Teigland Had this sticker on the window of my 69 Nova. Still have one that I never stuck on anything.
December 6 at 7:13am
Send me your memories or comments about the Zoo or this site and I will stick em on this page.
I'm looking for KZEW airchecks/recordings


I have been checking out your site & was a ZooFreak from beginning to end. I still have my dresser from when I was growing up sporting the original ZooFreak stickers...I still have my stereo cabinet sporting 2 Zoo stickers....I have stored, a stack of Zoo stickers never peeled in XLNT condition including bands, Ozzy, Motley Crue,,,ZZ Top...ect & the 10yrs Great Rock...I have a banner from the tent that was set up @ the last races from Green Valley Raceway that looks like 2'x4' Zoo Sticker & a tshirt that has never been washed from ZooWorld that has Schlitz Rocks America on the front & the Zoo Logo on the back...I would love to be able, as I clean out my garage & go thru things, to be able to take pics & have you guys post them on your site. The Zoo was the most ultimate station EVER. If memory serves correctly, it was a Tuesday morning that I turned on the radio & heard Christmas music non stop thru New Years & how disappointed I was & glad I had collected a pretty sweet collection of stickers & misc. other items...I even have a KZEW kazoo...LoL...Please let me know if you would be interested in pics as I come across the items I have to share w/the rest of people who remember & STILL MISS the best Rock Station in the Nation...Steve
Here's Steve's collection.Thanks Steve for sharing your Zoo!
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Thanks Scott.  I really enjoyed browsing through the website.  The
Zoo was a big part of my teen years and it's nice to see that others
were too.  I remember those Kraco systems - sold only at KMart
right?  When I was 17 (and dumb) I actually bought a lemon of a
car (a '73 Gran Torino Sport) primarily for the 8 track stereo system
that it had in it - a Panasonic "Quadrophonic" tape deck.  When
you played the special "Quadrophonic" tapes in it (which cost an
extra $2 bucks), you could adjust the fade & balance from one
speaker to the next and hear just the drums and bass guitar, then
at the next speaker - just the vocals, the next speaker - the
background vocals/keyboard, and the last one - the guitars.  It
would be kinda gimmicky and annoying now, but when you are 17
and wasted, it was way cool and made you feel like an audio
engineer operating a sound mixing board in a recording studio.  The
tape deck was stolen from my car after about a year and I just went
back to listening to the Zoo full time after that.Tom Lee
Is this site still active? Love reading all the comments. Sure brings back memories. The best memories. Nancy Johnson  4-3-13
I have been checking out your site & was a ZooFreak from beginning to end. I still have my dresser from when I was growing up sporting the original ZooFreak stickers...I still have my stereo cabinet sporting 2 Zoo stickers....I have stored, a stack of Zoo stickers never peeled in XLNT condition including bands, Ozzy, Motley Crue,,,ZZ Top...ect & the 10yrs Great Rock...I have a banner from the tent that was set up @ the last races from Green Valley Raceway that looks like 2'x4' Zoo Sticker & a tshirt that has never been washed from ZooWorld that has Schlitz Rocks America on the front & the Zoo Logo on the back...I would love to be able, as I clean out my garage & go thru things, to be able to take pics & have you guys post them on your site. The Zoo was the most ultimate station EVER. If memory serves correctly, it was a Tuesday morning that I turned on the radio & heard Christmas music non stop thru New Years & how disappointed I was & glad I had collected a pretty sweet collection of stickers & misc. other items...I even have a KZEW kazoo...LoL...Please let me know if you would be interested in pics as I come across the items I have to share w/the rest of people who remember & STILL MISS the best Rock Station in the Nation...Steve
The ZOO Breakfast Club was one of the greatest times of my life. I got to actually meet LaBella and Rody and talk with them about the music as well as listen to it. You had the berst of everything: Food, Fun and Music. With that kind of combination, you couldn't lose!
     I am so glad that the Powers That Be are keeping the memories of The Zoo alive. With all that in mind, I decided to put together a little something which I wanted to do so many years ago.

http://www.slspencer.com/Sounds/TheZOO.mp3

To paraphrase John Lennon, John LaBella was "a beautiful guy" and one of the most smilingest human beings on the planet and he never had a frown for anybody. He knew what his mission was and he loved doing it and he loved people.
The Morning Zoo was what got me going and ready to meet the day, even in the toughest of times.
So here's to LaBella and Rody, not to mention Mike Rhyner.
Peace,
Scott L. Spencer
I was looking for the Peter Frampton  Do You Feel track on the site.  It was up there once before.   did you have to take it down??  
I joined the FB page for the Zoo.  
I grew up in Denison, grad. in 1979,  went to Sherman to Austin College from 79-84,  best years of my life.  Introduced a lot of my college friends from Houston/Austin/San Antonio to the ZOO.   Sure wish there was a radio station here in the DFW area that played the music like that. 
I have created a killer vintage analog sound system from stuff on eBay,  Yamaha amp and tuner, TEAC cassette deck,  B & O table and Speakers and a dbx range expander with noise reduction, so I can listen to my old records and tapes.   
I also drive a Jeep Liberty and have a ZOO sticker on the back window, circa 1977,  I get comments every week and somedays on a daily basis about that sticker.  That station was the best there ever was.   If you were a part of that then good job,  if not well then good job on keeping the ZOO spirit alive .
kind regards,  Richard Parks
Fort Worth, Tx. 1/25/10
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I used to listen to the Zoo long ago and had the honor of taking DJ Michael Brown's little sister, Christi Cox,  to the Queen / Thin Lizzie concert at Moody Coliseum. I would like to try to get in touch with Michael or his sister  if you can help.   my name is Tom Hardie and I went thru Jr. High with Christi at Bonham Jr High in Amarillo.  any help you can give me would be great.  Thanks ...
Always dug the zoo, Thanks for the friendship!  Mike
Codee Grubbs reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
August 10 ·
A neighbor's older brother turned me on, it must have been right after the format change to the Zoo (73 or 74), since I was in middle school in FTW. This was also the time I got introduced to Monty Python, and have been warped ever since! Thank you Rody, Labella, and Rhymer, along with the rest of the Zoo Crew.
Hector Cisneros reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
October 23 at 12:15pm ·
I love the zoo because I am from Grand Prairie Texas and I am now here in Brownsville Texas and I still love to listen to the zoo when I was in Dallas and Grand Prairie give me back memories they're the best air stations are is that I know of from Hector Cisneros you all guys are awesome I wish you all were down here in the valley next to South Padre Island
Barbara Grimes reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
October 19-2017 at 3:13am ·
Grew up listening to this station with my ice chest decorated with the zoo stickers laying on the beach!! Always think of good times when you see that sticker! Life was a lot mellower!!
Anja Bernhardt reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
August 8 -2017·
I loved the KZEW. I started listening after my family moved to Texas from California back in the early 70's. I lived in North Ft. Worth and was around 13 yrs old.
I sure was sad the day the station went off the air.
Is there any one who knows if and where I can find a old KZEW car window sticker?
In the early 80's I had one on my Dodge Magnum.
Lisa Olive reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
September 16 ·2017
Has, and still is, a great station!! Sure missed it when it went off air here in Dallas!!!
Judy Kernodle Harris reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
August 7 ·2017
Oh my... The good old days of Zoo World! Looked forward to that event every single year!
Randy Martin reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
June 12 ·
I have an old KZEW beer Stein. I will unpack it once I move, take a pic of it, and post it.
Jason D. Owen reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
August 7 · 2017
Best. Rock n roll. Station. Ever. The Zoo is truly the home of rock n roll
Zonn Hutchison reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
August 7 ·
Dr demento., Wierd Al yankovic, late night laughs, and good Times\
Billy Dillon reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 4 star
May 27 · 2017
Labella and Rody in the morning. Tempe Linsey's sexy voice. Bugs Henderson playing at Zoo World at the convention center. Great memories.
Thomas Benedek reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
September 15 · 2017
The Absolute BEST Radio Station in Dallas! Nothing like cruising White Rock and NW Highway in the 70's & 80's Cranking up The Zoo!!!
Joy Marie Kirby reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
June 10 · 2017
Fabulous as always! Glad so glad you're here.
Terry Townsend reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
August 20 · 2017
Sattle raido my faveret hop you still play zepplen' ted nuget metelica'pink floied bob seager and so much more
Hester Craig reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
August 8 ·
This station brings back a lot of great memories
Larry Ross reviewed 98 KZEW The ZOO Dallas/Ft Worth-The Home of Rock 'n' Roll - 5 star
June 6 · 2017
LOVED THE ZEW!! GREW UP WITH IT - MISS IT!
Labella & Roady - Nancy Johnson - JD
The whole cast rocked!
Me to George Toomer- I heard there was a stink when the elephant dissapeared in 82 zoo world.

George:Yep-- You can blame me for the Zoo Jam Album. I think we revised the elephant because the original sucked. We airbrushed the cover. I think I still have the original art someplace. I have an album and I also have one of the original window decals with the old elephant--I think.

At one time, we did most of the radio stations marketing and promotion in the D/FW, north Texas and Houston areas.
I came up with the idea to do the famous KZEW April Fool's Parade that got us all in trouble in the mid-seventies. The head guy at KZEW is still around-- Ira Lipson. He would know all the history and scandal. I will talk with him and get ya'll together if this works out.
Toomerondo-- aka Xavior Ownasses
This Tuesday night at 8 on Channel 13 KERA I'm featured in the film "WHEN DALLAS ROCKED."
It's a fun look at radio, records and musicians of Dallas in the 1970's.  As founding program director of KZEW-The ZOO I'm interviewed extensively about those days.  Plus you'll get a look at some photos of me when I had a LOT more hair...Eye Lipson  8/8/14

Many thanks go out to the creator of the ZOO-Eye Lipson, for his help with stories and material for this site.: Thanks you from all of us ZooFreaks.
Eye Lipson & Joan Baez
Eye Lipson & Bob Seger
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