Post by oldiesfunhouse on Dec 26, 2023 9:01:07 GMT -7
I was dial surfing Sunday evening and there was a ball game on 106.7. At first I wondered if they'd changed formats. After listening for a while, I realized it was the Denver Broncos' broadcast. The Broncos' flagship is KOA in Denver which is also an iHeart station. I just thought it was interesting. I wonder how long they've been doing it. There has been a fair bit of discussion in here about Weber State Games on 1031 the Wave. But I don't recall Broncos games on Rock 1067 being discussed here previously. If they were I missed it. I know there were some negative feelings about having the Wildcats on the Wave. What are people's thoughts about the Broncos on 106.7?
3 hours once a week for 20 weeks doesn't seem like too big a disruption to me. Twice a week for 20 something weeks or whatever it is for basketball is more significant. Is 103.1 still airing Weber State football? That would add even more. Football on TV is a mega ratings draw. Radio won't be nearly as much but I would be surprised if it wasn't significant.
Post by oldiesfunhouse on Dec 27, 2023 8:30:23 GMT -7
Yes, I believe the Wave is airing football and basketball for Weber State. The Broncos have nearly always been aired in Salt Lake on one station or another. When the Raiders moved to Las Vegas, I believe KZNS affiliated themselves with them. Since iHeart doesn't have a sports outlet in town anymore, I guess Rock 1067 made sense. They could have put them on 570 I suppose but they might not be set up to cut away from the simulcast with 105.9, or don't want to be. Also, 1067's demographic might be more into football than KNRS's. Confession time! I'm not using Rock 1067's call letters in my posts because, for some reason, I've got a mental block on them. I can't remember if they're KAAZ, KAZZ, or something else entirely.
Post by oldiesfunhouse on Jan 2, 2024 8:35:09 GMT -7
You are. But it was very forgettable. When Clear Channel, at the time, fired Tom Barberi and tried to make us all think that he retired, KALL 700 became Hot Ticket 700. They put on some guy named John Wright who did do regular talk in the morning. But the rest of the line up was devoted to sports. Matt Thomas was brought over from, I believe Houston, to do a midday talk show and I think that might have been when Bill Riley first became a part of KALL. Hot Ticket cooled off rather quickly. (Okay. Bad pun.) I believe Simmons Media bought it from iHeart and it was actually known as 700 the Zone for a very brief time and was kind of a sister station to 1280. I can't remember when it started being known as ESPN 700. Maybe Broadway took 700 over at some point and the Millers eventually bought 1280. The partnership ended and they became rivals.