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As of Monday March 7, 2016 KUGN’s “new” morning show is Armstrong and Getty. Another syndicated show with a couple guys gabbing about nothing. On Facebook KUGN says longtime retired Eugene personality Dennis Nakata will be handling local news inserts. A far cry from a truly local morning show like Eugene deserves, but what do you expect from Cumulus? Not to mention that Mark Raney as “Program Director” is a joke. He’s just another puppet on a string controlled from Atlanta. Looking at the Fall 2015 12+ rankers, all Eugene Cumulus stations are in the bottom half.
KUGN-EUGENE morning show changes.
Grant McHill has taken a position at KXL-Portland and morning show co-host Storm Kennedy is out. The new morning show is Doug Stefan’s “Good Day” syndicated show. No local news, no local weather. Cumulus Eugene has been running this gawd awful syndicated show on their employee furlough days, and a phone call to the station confirms this show is the permanent replacement. A sad day indeed when a station that bills themselves as the “news talk” station no longer has local news in the morning. They’re still running a sweeper saying “Your station for local news and Duck football”.
McKenzie River’s new station WILL be Spanish. It’s not a rumor. Programming will come from Univision and they will eventually have a live morning show. They expect to be on the air sometime next month February 2016) at 97.7
e dawg wrote:
“Speaking of kshl 97.7. What format will Mckienzie broadcasting will put on?”
There’s a rumor it will be Spanish.
I’m curious as to what you mean by “touchy-feely” music on KRVM. I’ve had a few discussions with the programming staff over the past several years and the PD always seems to appreciate hearing what listeners think about the
music. You might try sharing your thoughts with them.October 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm in reply to: Cumulus Failing, Stock Down 80%, Cap $171 million, Debt $2.5 billion #14732
I am so happy to hear this news about Cumulus. The worst days of my radio career were from 2000-2003 with Cumulus. They (and especially the Dickies) are finally getting what they deserve from their ill-run efforts.
“KRVM has similarly been serving Granolaville with AAA weekdays since shortly after KAVE.”
Those Granolaville listeners are the ones who consistently support the station with their contributions at fundraiser time.
(from previous posts)
>> No, I believe that KFMY is the oldest FM in Oregon.
>> KFMY signed on the air January 17, 1959.
KRVM signed on in 1947 as part of the Eugene Vocational School.
Roger Houglum was instrumental in building and starting the station, and some say KRVM stood for “King Roger’s Vocational Masterpiece”. Perhaps only a rumor, but a good one nonetheless.
From the website:
“Eugene Vocational School responded to the need for skilled workers during World War II and then made a successful transition to peacetime after 1945. In 1947, the radio station KRVM signed on as the first educational FM station in the northwest.”
Regarding Barry “Bear” Corkery…. I worked with Bear at KFMY in the ’70s, and those were some great days.
I think we have accept the whole idea of HD radio is tanking. It never really got the promotion the HD Radio Alliance assured would happen. It’s also difficult for stations to measure the return on investment (ROI) of installing HD equipment and providing programming.