Heard on KSLC yesterday…

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  • #22135
    Alfredo_T
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    I tuned in to KSLC yesterday, and I was somewhat surprised to hear what I think was a live person at the controls. I put this in contrast with some of the shows on KMHD, such as _Jukebox Saturday Night_ and DJ Santo’s show, which seem to pre-recorded from start to finish. I noted a few things:

    1) The host dumped the profanity delay on himself at least once. At one point, he said something like “I just said something that I shouldn’t have said on the air.” Do young people today have a problem avoiding profanity when they are very excited about something?

    2) The host went into some very long, detailed reviews of some of the songs that were played. I wondered whether he was stoned.

    3) The host went on and on about some well-known artists, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Led Zepplin as if he were experiencing them for the first time. I wonder, what is the best way to present material like this? It is especially awkward that these songs were likely recorded 20 years before the host was born.

    #22137
    spud
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    Alfredo, when you say KMHD do you mean KMHD-HD2 (college channel)? The original KMHD (jazz station) is leased to OPB and all what it plays is Jazz music.

    Me being a student of the MHCC’s broadcasting program a few years ago I’ll tell you that we were required to do both, live and voice-tracked shows. So KMHD-HD2 did and still does have a whole bunch of live shows, you are just not listening at the right time.

    And about going on and on about well known songs, I bet the guy was just a beginner DJ. We had those people in our class too. That’s why they were attending it. After 2 years they sounded MUCH better and more professional.

    But yeah, college radio is fun. You can air pretty much anything within the “legal limits”

    #22146
    Alfredo_T
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    I specifically meant the analog FM on both KMHD and KSLC. I do not have a radio capable of receiving the HD subchannels.

    The host sounded as if he were somewhat of a beginner. This particular airshift sounded as though the host had free-reign over what was played. That may be the current program format at KSLC. Or, perhaps things are more relaxed during the summer term. When I was running the board at a college radio station, 20 years ago, it seemed that many such stations imposed constraints, such as requiring that some minimum amount (like 50-90%) of the music played be new releases.

    That same day, I had also been listening to some old KISN airchecks. That was a world removed from the KSLC feel!

    #22757
    johnmackey
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    There is occasionally live people on KSLC. I just installed a Comrex for life remote broadcasts at KSLC.

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