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KOY Shifts To Business

Business 1230 KFYI KOY Danny Davis Clear Channel BloombergA week after eliminating the position of morning host Danny Davis, 1230 KOY Phoenix has dropped its mix of Soft AC/Oldies by day and Smooth Jazz at night.

Now branded as “KFYI Business” as an extension of the brand of sister News/Talk 550 KFYI. The station is utilizing programming from Bloomberg.

The press release announcing KFYI Business follows:

1230 KOY announced today that the legendary Phoenix radio station is teaming up with NewsTalk 550 KFYI to become “1230 The KFYI Business Channel,” effective immediately. The new station changes it’s programming from Adult Standards to 1230 The KFYI Business Channel is the home of Bloomberg Radio in Phoenix, The Big Biz Show with Sully and local programs that will be announced soon.

“The business format fits well into the KFYI brand. Businesses and individuals are always looking for ways to manage their money better, to do more with less, and to make sure their futures are secure,” said Neil Larrimore, Program Director, 1230 KOY. “This touches everybody – it’s a natural relationship for the established and trusted KFYI information brand to be part of this AM 1230 KOY’s roots reach back to 1921, when the station originated as an experimental radio station with just 10 watts of power in a home’s storage room. In 1922, the station became Arizona’s first licensed radio station and received its FCC commercial license.

Fans can listen to 1230 The KFYI Business Channel, on the station’s website, kfyi.biz, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service. iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus usercreated custom stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. iHeartRadio also offers listeners a new “Perfect For” feature which allows users to choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities.

Line-up for The KFYI Business Channel is:
4am-7am  Bloomberg Surveillance
7am-9am Bloomberg Hays Advantage
9am-11am The Big Biz Show with Sully
11am-3pm  Bloomberg Taking Stock
3pm-4pm Bloomberg West
10pm-1am Bloomberg Live From London
1am-2am Bloomberg The Pulse

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

2 Comments

  1. Profile photo of MattParker


    Sorry to hear it. I listened occasionally via IHeartRadio. Not many good standards format stations any more.

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    KOY hadn’t really been standards for the past 15 years. Outside of the Sinatra records, the format had become like a mid 70’s MOR.

    I would have expected the KOY calls to have more equity than to be buried in an ID. KFYI has never had a strong news image, much less a business news image. KFYI has always emphasized talk over news.

    Of course, with Clear Channel finishing what AMFM had started, by this morning, did KOY really stand for anything anymore?

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