"Heard It On The X" as written by and Dusty Hill Frank Beard....
Do you remember
Back in nineteen sixty-six?
Country Jesus, hillbilly blues,
That's where I learned my licks.
Oh, from coast to coast and line to line
In every county there,
I'm talkin' 'bout that outlaw X
Is cuttin' through the air.

Anywhere, y'all,
Everywhere, y'all,
I heard it, I heard it,
I heard it on the X.

We can all thank Doctor be
Who stepped across the line.
With lots of watts he took control,
The first one of its kind.
So listen to your radio
Most each and every night
'cause if you don't I'm sure you won't
Get to feeling right.

Anywhere, y'all,
Everywhere, y'all,
I heard it, I heard it,
I heard it on the X.

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"Heard It On The X" as written by Billy Gibbons Frank Beard

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    MemoryI heard Billy Gibbons talking about this song.. on Storytellers I believe, where he made mention of WHAS out of Chicago. This stirred in me because my own influence came from listening to this station and an even less mention WLSD out of Louisville. For me it was early seventies. I'd sit in my driveway in the suburbs of Detroit with the top down on my ready to be retired '64 Bonneville convertible. There was a lot of heavy blues bouncing off the air waves late at night from AM stations playing 'outlaw music' long before FM got the hold it has today. There was a strange effect at night where (these stations in particular) could be heard across the continent. (Check out WHAS on Wikipedia)
    Detroit69on September 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA tribute to pirate radio and wolfman jack
    sladeon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThose of you that live near the Mexican border will know what this song is about. All Mexican radio stations have an X in their call letters. These stations were not restricted as to how many watts they could transmit. They used to bleed onto US stations and override them .
    unclenutsackon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYah, I think it may have been XERA. Late at night. In the Texas prairie.

    What else is there?
    PedroGonzaleson January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe X was a 100,000 watt AM radio station that could be heard all over the country in the 60s and 70s after sunset.

    Wolfman Jack did his show on that station.

    According to Wikipedia the station was XERB.
    zaqwert777on November 12, 2008   Link

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