format "holes" Aug 23, 2018 8:36:17 GMT -7
Post by oldiesfunhouse on Aug 23, 2018 8:36:17 GMT -7
Okay. Let's have some fun! Let's step outside of reality on this thread and suppose that each of us were given, I don't know, several billion dollars and we had to spend it all on Salt Lake Radio. What formats would we put up? I would do several. One that's been tried before a few times but ultimately goes away is an edgy/liberal talk format. 1320 KCNR in the mid '90s for example. KALL when they first moved from 910 to 700 which would include talk that had nothing to do with politics. Bit driven, prank calls, etc. etc. Get people like Tom Barberi, Martin Davies, Nyk Fry and others. Another I wish we had is an all-news station, a station like KSL is in morning and afternoon drive but all the time. (I guess traffic and weather together on the 9s at 3:19 on a Sunday morning might be a little sparse but I did say we were stepping out of reality.) I agree with others about a pre 1975 oldies station. I would also like a standards station to come back to SLC. Yeah, there's KMGR in central Utah and gets into Utah County but it doesn't make to Salt Lake at all. An all-comedy/novelty station would be awesome. From Foxworthy to Yancovic. I would love a radio theater channel, maybe two. One for shows from the golden age of radio and one for radio plays produce from the 60s to today, Mystery Theater, the stuff from Jim Frenc Productions, the Louis L'Amour audio dramas, Graphic Audio, etc. Another one would be a station for really little kids, similar to Kids Place Live on SiriusXM if you've ever heard that or like the Imagination Station on 1060 when it first became KKDS. It would have story hour, songs from Disnye movies, etc. I know my sister would love to see a smooth jazz station come back to the market. There's KTCE the Touch in Payson but it also doesn't come in in Salt Lake. A "Salt Lake access" channel would be cool. This would have live coverage of different concerts, church services, and sporting events in the area that aren't already carried on existing stations. Well there are a few of my outlandish ideas. It would be great to get some from the rest of you.