No live and local talk in the late evening/overnight hours on KOA...
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    No live and local talk in the late evening/overnight hours on KOA...

    It's probably a no-brainer that we think this sux...but it's not like we will NEVER listen to Rick Barber ever again, huh!

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    Re: No live and local talk in the late evening/overnight hours on KOA...

    Cheap Channel replaced the local late-night/overnight KOA hosts with C2CAM.

    So where was C2CAM airing in Denver before it was moved to KOA? Another
    station in CC's cluster? KHOW?
    Save AM radio...kill I-CRAP.

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    Re: No live and local talk in the late evening/overnight hours on KOA...

    It had aired on KHOW before, yes.

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    This is too bad. I listened to Rick Barber's show late at night driving home from work many times. He always had interesting guests. Usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays were reserved for politics.

    Why is another blowtorch airing Noory? You can spin the dial at night and pick up the show on multiple frequencies.
    FM 89X Modern Rock & Classic Alternative

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    Re: No live and local talk in the late evening/overnight hours on KOA...

    Why is another blowtorch airing Noory? You can spin the dial at night and pick up the show on multiple frequencies
    Because it's cheap. Local radio doesn't give a fig about being live or local anymore.

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    Re: No live and local talk in the late evening/overnight hours on KOA...

    [quote=jimbo ]
    Why is another blowtorch airing Noory? You can spin the dial at night and pick up the show on multiple frequencies[/quot

    Local radio doesn't give a fig about being live or local anymore.
    You're right!

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    Re: No live and local talk in the late evening/overnight hours on KOA...

    Don't know if it's bad or good, but KOA replays the first hour of Coast to Coast and the Noory news update at 5 Eastern, which is usually hard-science-based in the first half-hour and not spooky UFO stuff. Other blowtorches pitch to the Wall Street Journal Report.
    FM 89X Modern Rock & Classic Alternative

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    I have commented on another thread about Denver Radio's glaring lack of local night-time programming. It's a sad symptom of the costly business radio has allegedly become. Yet how ironic that smaller investment teams, even individual owners, used to offer ample doses of local overnight programs, while stations owned by today's corporate giants can't seem to afford this service. Maddening!

    I myself pay dearly for Denver's barren after-hours venue. My job requires me hit the road very early, around 4 AM. Winter mornings can be rough here, with difficult driving conditions due to snow and ice. Some days require my services in mountain towns, like Evergreen and Genose, where conditions can be even worse than Denver's. But no local shows in Denver focus that early on road conditions, save for often-outdated reports and forecasts on the hour and half-hour. Until 5-AM, all you hear in Denver is syndication. Overhead highway billboards are helpful, but located only sparsely; easy to miss them, especially on Rt 6. Driving in blinding snow and predawn darkness, I find myself at the mercy of my wits til the local shows start at 5.

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    I know this thread is several years old and unfortunately since the last post nothing much has changed in regards to overnight local Denver radio BUT..I did overheard this conversation today between two people ( a young man and a young woman ) and a third ( an older man in his 50s ) while talking the "H" Light Rail line to downtown Denver....

    Girl.....Gawd I hope I don't end up doing the overnight shift at KRKS.

    Young Man...I hear ya...my buddy Gary works overnight on a station in Fort Collins ( OK which station in Fort Collins still sports an overnight dj ?? ) I have an interview next week to do a late night show in Denver. It'll be fun taking their requests.

    Girl...that is so cool..which station may I ask ??

    Young Man..... can't tell ya !! sorry !!

    Girl....I know the guy who does overnights at 93.7 The Rock ( funny I have never heard anyone live during that shift at 93.7 The Rock ).

    Older Man...sorry to but into your conversation but I used to work at KOOL 105 years ago ...I can tell you nobody does any live overnight local music show on the radio in Denver today.

    Girl...( stuttering )..well I..ah well maybe he works for ...I think...maybe..at ..well...maybe it was at FLO 107.1...that's it..ah...FLO !!!

    Older Man...very interesting..VERY interesting...I work in the same high rise where that station and 101.5 are located...they don't have any overnight announcers. Oh and Salem is nearby ( KNUS & KRKS )..they are totally automated at that hour too. You are supposed to do an overnight show at KRKS ??

    Girl..did I say KRKS ?? ( she did !! ) I meant KS-107.5. That's right...107.5 !! They are in the same building as KLZ ( the reality is that they aren't BTW )

    Older man...whatever !! ( and he gets off at the Broadway station ).

    ...once that man had left the train the young girl and young man didn't say a word. I almost had to laugh at the look on their faces. Busted !!
    Last edited by hamster; 07-22-2016 at 11:29 PM.

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    I will confess I worked the overnight shift for one month early in my career. I was in the union, and I got penalty pay for working that shift. And I quit after a month. I hated it that much. You can't pay me enough to work overnights. It screws with your life, it screws with your family, and it screws with your body. The body was not meant to work at night. Even Larry King had to stop because it was killing him. At the same time I understand why owners don't want to staff it live. We had no real spots. Audience drops off at 7PM. Computers are very dependable. If an emergency happens, we all have cell phones and we can be in in 15 minutes. Putting on a live show for a handful of listeners, who KNOW they're among a handful, who will tell you when they call that they're regulars, and they'll make the same request every night (remember Play Misty For Me?), can drive you crazy. It did me, after just a few weeks. I never worked it again. Thankfully never had to.

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