After just nine months as Program Director at Cox Media Group CHR “Hot 101.5” WPOI Tampa, John E. Kage is returning to Denver as Program Director of Bonneville Country 98.5 KYGO. The move reunites Kage with Bonneville Denver VP/Market Manager Bob Call for whom he served as Program Director of Lincoln Financial Media’s Rhythmic CHR “KS 107.5” KQKS and “Comedy 103.1” KYGO-HD2 from 2008 until leaving for Tampa when Entercom took over those stations last Fall. He has also worked as APD/MD at 102.5 KSFM Sacramento, and on-air in Albuquerque, St. Cloud, Salisbury, and Grand Forks during his career. Kage succeeds Eddie Haskell, who exited KYGO in August.
After being off the air for the past three months, Sandy Clough will make his return to Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmotn/Denver in a new 10am-12pm timeslot. Prior to his disappearance Clough had been co-hosting 12-3pm with former NFL Wide Receiver Brandon Stokley. That role had been taken over by Charles ‘CJ’ Johnson who will remain there. Disappearing from the station’s lineup will be “Football Insider” with Cecil Lammey although he will remain with the station as its Denver Broncos beat reporter. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today that thirty-seven year radio veteran Sandy Clough will host a self-titled show, weekdays from 10a-12p, beginning Monday, July 25, 2016. “As one of the most recognizable voices in Denver ...Read More
FM Changes A pair of Boise market stations are on the move. Radio Rancho’s Regional Mexican “106.3 La Gran D” KDBI Homedale ID is applying to move to 106.5 with no changes to its 100kW/313m facilities. KDBI seeks a waiver in making the move in that it believes it would better serve the public interest being third adjacent to both Townsquare Media’s 105.9 KCIX Boise and Scripps’ 107.1 KTHI Caldwell than being second adjacent to KCIX. Impact Radio Rhythmic CHR “Wild 101.1” KWYD Parma applies for a new tower site closer to the population center while downgrading from a Class C0 to C1 with 100kW/194m. KSE Radio Ventures Classic Hits “Kool 105.1” KXKL-FM Denver applies to move to the new tower of sister 100.3 KIMN. KXKL-FM will downgrade fro...Read More
Brad Hansen is joining Cumulus Media as FM Operations Manager of the company’s Albuquerque cluster and Program Director of Country “92.3 Nash-FM” KRST, Classic Country “96.3 Nash Icon” KBZU, and Variety Hits “103.3 Ed-FM” KDRF. Hansen joins Cumulus from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Country “92.5 The Wolf” KWOF Denver where he served as Program Director since April 2014. He previously served as OM for iHeartMedia’s Fort Collins cluster and has programmed in Austin, Reno and Springfield MO. In addition to the three stations he will program, Hansen will also oversee operations at CHR “93.3 KOB-FM” KKOB-FM and AC “99.5 Magic-FM” KMGA. He succeeds Kris Abrams who joined Futuri Media last month as Director...Read More
After bouncing around from 1510/93.7 to 1550/94.1 to 1340 over the past few years, Brokered Sports “Mile High Sports” KDCO Denver has once again paired itself with an FM translator. Mountain Community Translators has used the 250 mile AM translator waiver to bring 107.1 K296GQ Kimball CO into Denver as 104.7 K284CI. Operating with 140w/231m, the new signal brings 1340 KDCO to FM on the western side of the market. Mile High Sports Radio (KDCO AM 1340) announced Thursday that it is now simulcasting on 104.7 FM in the Denver-area suburbs. The move makes Mile High Sports Radio the only all-sports format in Denver broadcasting on both AM and FM. (Other AM stations are available only on HD2 signals.) “We are very excited to again offer our fans multiple over-the-air broadcast options...Read More
MainStreet Media of Colorado has debuted Adult Alternative “96.9 The Cloud” 1550 KKCL Golden/96.9 K245AD Arvada CO targeting Boulder. KKCL is positioning as “Modern Music with Less Talk” and featuring Alanis Morrissette, Elvis Costello, Sarah McLachlan and U2 as core artists. It joins a crowded AAA marketplace in the Denver market including iHeart’s 97.3 KBCO Boulder/Denver, “Open Air” 102.3 KVOQ Greenwood Village, and “The Colorado Sound” 105.5 KJAC Tinmath.
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment has announced its on-air lineup for its launch of “Altitude Sports 950” KKSE Denver on Friday, April 8 to coincide with the home opener for the Colorado Rockies. The lineup will consist of Josh Dover hosting “The Morning Scoreboard” from 6-7am. Former Denver Nugget Scott Hastings, who had been co-hosting middays at “104.3 The Fan” KKFN until December, will join the KKSE morning show along with former Root Sports and KCNC-TV sportcaster Tom Helmer and Altitude TV reporter Lauren Gardner for mornings from 7-10am. Rich Eisen’s syndicated program will follow from 10am-1pm. Former KKFN morning host/KCNC-TV sportscaster and current Altitude TV studio anchor Vic Lombardi and fellow TV anchor Kyle Keefe will air from 1-4...Read More
Community Radio For Northern Colorado debuted its new AAA “105.5 The Colorado Sound” KJAC Tinmath/Fort Collins CO today. CRNC purchased then Sports “ESPN Denver” in December from Front Range Sports Network for $3 million. KJAC will allow new sister 91.5 KUNC Greeley to drop its music programming to focus completely on Public News/Talk. The KJAC staff will include former KBCO host Ron Bostwick in mornings and former “92.9 Dave-FM” WZGC Atlanta host Margot Chobanian in middays. Former KBCO host Keefer Fulgham, who joined KUNC last year will serve as MD/afternoon host and KUNC host Benji will move to nights.
Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Denver has hired former NFL wide receiver Brandon Stokely to join incumbent Sandy Clough for their 12pm-3pm show. Stokely, who played fifteen years in the NFL from 1999-2014 with the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, replaces Scott Hastings who exited last December. “Sandy and Stokley” will debut on Monday, February 29. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today the signing of free agent Brandon Stokley who will be joining Sandy Clough to host “Sandy and Stokley”, weekdays from 12-3pm on Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan, beginning Monday, February 29th, 2016. “I’m really excited about this opportunity,” Stokley said. “Working in radio has always been an interest and now I get to work with the best, at the Fan.” “...Read More
Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Denver has announced former Denver Bronco and ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth will become co-host of the station’s morning show with Mike Evans starting Monday, January 25. Schlereth co-hosted the evening show on ESPN Radio with Jorge Sedano until his exit last March. The 12 year NFL pro still contribute’s to the network’s television coverage of the NFL and previously was part of the KKFN afternoon show. Schlereth fills the spot vacated by former Program Director Nate Lundy upon his exit last August. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) Program Director Armen Williams announced today that Mark Schlereth will be joining Mike Evans to host “Schlereth and Evans”, weekdays from 6am-9am on Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan, beginning Mon...Read More
If there’s one thing we know to expect every November most of the same stations that flipped to Christmas music last year and the year before that and the year before that will do so again this year. That is the primary reason we are no longer producing the list of all stations playing Christmas music. It is very predictable what station will play Christmas music in each market and that they will then return to their regular playlist as soon as the calendar changes to December 26. But there are still the stations that use the holiday music to clear out their previous audience and build attention for a format change after the holidays. Those are the stations we will be tracking. Completed Changes 12/28: American General Media Rhythmic CHR “Power 106.7” KAGM let go of its a...Read More