Contact Us

‘GARTH-FM’ Shut Down By Singer’s Legal Team

Garth Brooks
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Garth Brooks may not have been happy with a radio station that pulled a stunt using his name and likeness. Over Memorial Day weekend, WRKA in Louisville, Ky. started calling themselves GARTH-FM and played all Brooks all the time, until they were told to stop by the hitmaker’s legal team.

The station got a mix of reviews from listeners and fans but overall the response “overwhelming.” They may also be overwhelmed by the response they got from Brooks’ people. While they continued to play “Garth, the Whole Garth, and Nothing But the Garth” the changed their moniker to XXXXX FM.

The station’s general manager, Todd Schumacher, says they were contacted by Brooks’ legal team and told they were not allowed to use his name or likeness as their station’s name. In addition, the station was using Brooks’ face for their logo.

“Our Programming team is currently behind closed doors determining the evolution of our radio station,” Schumacher explains according to Saving Country Music. “We don’t have a solution now, but we will soon.”

Although the “stunting” station isn’t sure exactly where their reformatting will go, one thing is certain. They made quite a splash with GARTH-FM. Schumacher indicated a resolution and new direction for WRKA will be announced on Monday.

Should Garth Brooks Give in to iTunes?

Subscribe to Kicks 105 on

Best of Kicks

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KICKS VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KICKS VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.