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James T Harris Joins KFYI For Afternoons

iHeartMedia News/Talk 550 KFYI Phoenix has appointed James T Harris as its new 4-7pm host starting Monday, January 15. Harris joins KFYI from Scripps’ 104.1 KQTH Tucson where he hosted afternoons from 2011 after previously hosting weekends at WTMJ Milwaukee. He will bring the “Conservative Circus” name for his show with him from Tucson. Harris fills the slot that previously was held by Chris Merrill until his exit in October 2017. iHeartMedia Phoenix announced today that James T Harris has been named on-air talent for 550 KFYI, The Most Trusted News in Phoenix, effective January 15. Harris will broadcast on weekdays from 4 – 7 p.m. iHeartMedia Phoenix has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — ...[Read More]

Aaron Trimmer Moves To Phoenix As iHeartMedia Talk/Sports PD

iHeartMedia has named Aaron Trimmer as its new Program Director for Talk 550 KFYI, “KFYI 2” 1230 KOY, and Sports “Fox Sports 910” KGME Phoenix. Trimmer comes to Phoenix from iHeartMedia’s Richmond VA cluster where he programmed News/Talk 1140 WRVA and “Fox Sports 910” WRNL. He has also programmed for the company in Birmingham, Huntsville AL, and Syracuse NY. Trimmer replaces Neil Larrimore who exits after 5 1/2 years as Director of Spoken Word Programming for the company’s Phoenix stations. iHeartMedia Phoenix announced today that Aaron Trimmer has been named Program Director for 550 KYFI, The Most Trusted News in Phoenix; Fox Sports 910 Phoenix, The Biggest Names in Sports; and KYFI 2, The Next Generation of Talk Radio, effective July 5. iHe...[Read More]

Chris Merrill Joins KFYI For Afternoons

iHeartMedia Talk 550 KFYI Phoenix has completed its upcoming lineup overhaul with the addition of Chris Merrill from sister 600 KOGO San Diego. Merrill will take over the 4-7pm afternoon show being vacated by Mike Broomhead’s move to mornings. Broomhead was set to replace the retiring Barry Young in the 7-10am slot, however 5-7am host Jim Sharpe stated today he is exiting the station as well. The new lineup will take effect November 10, 2014. Chris Merrill had been hosting mornings at KOGO until earlier this week when he was moved to nights as part of a lineup overhaul. He will continue to do the two hour San Diego show following his move to Phoenix. NewsTalk 550 KFYI announced today that Chris Merrill has been named Afternoon Host, beginning November 10, 2014. Merrill will host week...[Read More]

Mike Broomhead To Replace Retiring Barry Young At KFYI Phoenix

iHeartMedia Phoenix has announced that afternoon host Mike Broomhead will move to mornings at News/Talk 550 KFYI Phoenix following the retirement of Barry Young on November 7. A search is on for Broomhead’s replacement in afternoons. HeartMedia Phoenix announced today that after nearly three decades with Newstalk 550 KFYI Phoenix, morning man Barry Young will retire in November. Barry started on KFYI on April 27, 1987 as an on-air talent and Program Director. “Being a part of KFYI’s growth and development from a new renegade start-up talk radio station into one of America’s great and mature heritage radio stations has been both a wonderful challenge and delight,” said Young. “It has been an incredible privilege to be an integral part of all this and to be a part of ...[Read More]

KFYI’s Barry Young Announces Retirement

550 KFYI Phoenix morning host Barry Young today announced he will be retiring from the Clear Channel News/Talker later this year. Young, who has been with KFYI since 1987 including a ten year stretch as Program Director, will exit his 7-10am morning shift on Friday, November 7. His exit will coincide with the end of this year’s election cycle. Barry Young, longtime KFYI-AM talk host and personality announced his retirement today. He has been in the radio industry for more than 48 years and with KFYI for the last 27. Young’s last day on-air will be Friday, November 7, 2014. Young started his career at WGAC-AM in Augusta, Ga. at the age of 14. He went on to work in at WRNG in Atlanta; WFAA in Dallas; WNWS in Miami; and WJNO in West Palm Beach before finally ending up at KFYI in 1987. Y...[Read More]