The station that would become the original Surge Radio was originally launched on December 28, 2000 in Lancaster, California. It was an underground radio station playing a blend of Rock, Dance, and International Top 40 Hits. The name, Surge Radio, was officially adopted in April 2005. At that point, Surge was very involved in the local music scene in the Antelope Valley. Eventually, Surge would become 4 separate channels: Surge Radio, Brutal Surge, Extreme Surge, and The Pulse (named such as a homage to KENU-Pulse 1330 in Washington); offering different genres of Rock, Metal, and Electronica. The original Surge Radio signed off at 8pm on May 7, 2007. The Pulse stream continued, then, in August 2007, rebranded as “Rave HD”, which lasted until February 2009, offering a Dance Hits format.
In January 2011, the new internet station, Surge Radio, launched, and, for a time, was broadcasting from a studio inside a coffee shop on Lancaster Blvd. After a period of refocusing and refining, Surge became all Dance in April 2011. Surge Radio was regularly present in the Dance music scene in Southern California (especially in the Antelope Valley), remote broadcasting from such venues as The Avalon in Hollywood, BeX Bar & Grill in Lancaster, and Ruben’s Bar & Grill in Lancaster; and promoting shows as far away as Anaheim and Lake Elsinore. Surge conducted interviews with Dance artists including Cosmic Gate, Emma Hewitt, Jes, and others. Surge also would simulcast overnight for a time on KNIZ 90.1 FM in Gallup, New Mexico. The Surge Radio brand became trademarked with the United States Patents & Trademarks Office in Summer 2013. Due to financial and other reasons, Surge Radio signed off again on February 28, 2014.
Surge would make its third appearance on November 15, 2014; this time in Duplin County, North Carolina on WEGG 710 AM (Daytime) & W263BE 100.5 FM (24/7), under the name, “Surge 100”. Surge was audible on 100.5 FM in Duplin, Pender, and Sampson counties; while 710 AM was audible “From the Capital to the Coast!” Surge 100 offered a Dance-heavy Rhythmic Hot Adult Contemporary format, and was infamously known for its Dance remixes of Top 40 Hits. The playlist was built and maintained by Mikeo of Energy 98 (formerly with KNRJ-Energy 92.7 & 101.1 in Phoenix, AZ and KVBE-94.5 The Vibe in Las Vegas, NV). The station started off broadcasting from a single-wide trailer in the middle of a cow pasture just north of Rose Hill, and made appearances regularly at the various festivals and events in Duplin, Pender, and Sampson counties; interviewed local individuals who were actively working to make a difference in the community; and regularly sponsored local church events and other charitable affairs. Later, Surge opened a new office and studios on Main Street in Downtown Wallace, North Carolina. Surge would also broadcast 24/7 on WSTK 104.5 FM to Washington, New Bern, Morehead City, and surrounding areas from March 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.
On September 1, 2016; Surge Radio relaunched, once again, with an all Dance format. On October 30, 2016; Surge Radio began simulcasting every night, Midnight to 6am, on KCXL at 102.9 FM in Kansas City, Missouri. In November 2016, KCXL added another translator at 104.7 FM to provide supplemental coverage in the Kansas City metro.
On January 10, 2017; Surge Radio ended its more than two year run on WEGG 710 AM and W263BE 100.5 FM. Surge Radio’s base of operations was moved to the Kansas City, Missouri area; continuing to stream online 24/7, playing “Dance Hits & More” as well as simulcasting nightly 12am-6am (Fridays & Saturdays starting at 11pm and Sundays starting at 6pm) on 102.9 FM & 104.7 FM across the Kansas City metro.
Today, Surge Radio serves the Kansas City area and the entire planet with the best in Dance & Electronic music. We air a carefully balanced mix of Dance Hits, Remixed Top 40, Classics, and Underground tracks; all for the purpose of creating a musical “feel” that makes Surge Radio what it is. We are on top of the latest tracks, that way you are always sure to hear the latest, freshest music on Surge Radio.
Stream us live 24/7 right here at SurgeRadio.org, listen 24/7 on your phone via our mobile apps, or catch us nightly on your radio dial in Kansas City on 102.9 FM & 104.7 FM.