I listen to ESPN while working because of the repetition of music on KFMA. What bothers me the most and what may be hurting KQTH is the obscene amount of commercials they play vs the actual content of the show. I understand the need to pay the bills but it's out of hand. You hear commentary for a few minutes and they again have to break for commercials. Also, some of their content is due to lack of on air presence and personality. Take for instance, Soccer Talk on Saturdays. The host talks in monotone with no inflection in his voice. I like soccer and FC Tucson but this show may as well be talking about the finer points of embalming. He is killing the show and the listeners by not having any on-air personality. Radio in Tucson is in trouble for sure.
You cant tell how a station ranks from the meaningless overall ratings of 6+. Thats why they are givin away free. You need to see the breakdown of 18-34, and 25 to 54 age demo to see how it's affecting KIIM FM. And where the listening audience is going. I highly doubt WILD Country with its limited signal range is affecting KIIM FM greatly.
"The Max and Shannon morning show placed fifth in the market"
Where does the morning show on 97.1 (Bobby Bones) rank?
As an old white guy, I am enjoying the new format at 97.5, the Vibe. Some of that early classic rap was pretty good, and the only other station playing it was Hot 98.3 during the lunch hour, and sometimes 106.3 The Groove.
Does the drop of 99.5 and the Max and Shannon show have anything to do with an increase on 97.1's Country morning show with the Bobby Bones show from iHeart?
The article fails to mention that, just like local TV, overall numbers of listeners is dropping like a rock. The stations are battling for an every shrinking audience.
There are alternatives taking radios (and tv's) place.
There will always be local radio, just fewer stations.
Forrest Carr is a fucking asshole. He hates Jews, blacks, and Hispanics. I too, worked for him and he made my life a living hell. I'm so happy he has cancer and hope he dies a very painful death. But I don't want it to be that slow. I want that motherfucker off this earth. Then maybe I'll pay his wife a visit and drop loads all over this girl, who obviously has a grandfather fetish. Rot in hell, Forrest.
Ps have a nice day :)
No just a little cheesey.
So, that makes 1330 OFFICIALLY a Mickey Mouse Operation?
1330 is playing Radio Disney content.
Maybe the rain washed them away??????? Must admit though they play better music than the FM stations like 94mix and 1063snooze, er groove.
Please let me know
OK...has 1330 gone dark yet again since you wrote this update, or is it just the lousy signal that can't be hears on the near NW side of town?
KWFM 1330 AM appears off again, i tried listening on Tunein radio and nothing. Dead air. Maybe im wrong, please let ne know.
Great idea about a local style-guide on pronunciations, spellings, etc!
Tucson is a better city with Alan back on the dial. The large companies have forgotten or never even cared about real community, they do only what they have to for their license. Glad for Tucson!!!
"Tucson's foremost objective interviewer." Everybody in the news business should take these words to heart. Buckmaster may be Tucson's single biggest contributor to public knowledge on everything from arts to road gravel. He's a gem.
I'm with you n7. Right on Wilmont to Tanky Verdy.
Amen to the graphics story, Brother Schuster. That is one of two major complaints about "local" news. The other complaint" Most news readers (I won't dignify them by calling them "reporters") can't pronounce local place names or the names of their stories' focus. I realize the new kid in town may botch up the story of another wreck at Ajo and La Cholla the FIRST time, but the second, third, fourth time, there is no reason. Spelling errors fall in the same category, "Mount Lemon" and "Kit Peak"? Seriously?
It's time for the AP or some similar news operation (maybe the UofA Journalism Department) to put together a local "style book". Arizona place names, pronunciation guides, maybe even borrow from Dr Byrd Granger and include some background on these places.
Thank You for the wonderful story about Bill Buckmaster!! His Hall of Fame recognition is so well deserved! His fairness and balance is essential to our community!! Great article John!
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