101 KLOL Documentary

'Runaway Radio'

The story of the rise and fall of Album Oriented Rock (AOR) radio through the lens of the famous Texas FM rocker 101 KLOL.

Available on VOD 2-24-04!
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Runaway Radio VOD streaming options

Streaming release

"Runaway Radio" is available to rent/buy on your favorite video on demand (VOD) service including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and cable/satellite, starting February 27, 2024.

Alamo Drafthouse Houston

Houston screening

The Houston premiere starts Saturday, March 2, 2024, with 6pm, 6:30pm (SOLD OUT) and 9pm screenings followed by a Sunday, March 3rd, 1pm screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra in Katy. Special Q&A hosted by Craig Hlavaty on March 2nd.


A legendary Houston, Texas rock radio station broke new records, defined the culture, attracted top music artists all while whipping listeners into a frenzy. Like an out-of-control locomotive, 101 KLOL seemed unstoppable until the government stepped in. What happened to straight ahead rock radio? Lyle Lovett, ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar, King's X's Dug Pinnick and legendary drummer Carmine Appice, along with top DJs from across the US, reflect on how radio changed their lives, and why it’s now hard to find rock on the FM dial.

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What happend to rock radio?

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The Mad Genius

"All I knew is that rules tended to get into the way of really great work." - Pat Fant

Pat Fant
Stevens and Pruett

The Comedy Kings

"Stevens and Pruett were fined because of the sex survey hour on a couple of occasions, but it was never us. We're still innocent to this day!"

- Jim Pruett

The First Lady of Rock N Roll

"We were a part of people lives. We weren't just a radio station."

- Dayna Steele

Dayna Steele
Lanny Griffith

The Traffic Master

"Let's just call it bondage. It's 'Traffic in Bondage,' because everything's tied up."

- Lanny Griffith

The Night Outlaw

"I really got caught up in the breaking all the rules motif of the show because I didn't listen to anybody and I got myself in trouble a lot."

- Grego

Grego
Outlaw Dave

The Afternoon Outlaw

"KLOL could always come back, because KLOL wasn't just about one specific music genre. KLOL was about a community, an attitude and a lifestyle."

- Outlaw Dave