"It's a similar disco-type format from the late '70s. It's changed a little bit, but it's still the same dance format," Barnes said. "We thought it would work again. We would even talk about when someone would start a station for it. There was a hole here for it. Big enough for a truck."
But KPWR officials maintain that the station does not play disco.
"We are not disco or anything like it," Wyatt said. "Our beat is different, the sounds are more sophisticated, there are a greater number of rhythms. This is not just the beat of a base drum. People who say we're disco are probably still listening to 'L.A. Woman.' They can't dance and are still into rock and roll, which has picked up more from disco then people realize."