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KIIK-FM Becoming The River; Switching From Classic Hits To Country

September 17th, 2021
KIIK-FM Becoming The River; Switching From Classic Hits To Country

KIIK-FM (104.9) is returning to familiar territory — going back to a country format as The River starting Monday, according to sources inside the station who asked not to be named. The station, owned by Townsquare Media, has been bounced around from format to format in the past two decades. From 2000 to 2007, it was known as KBOB-FM, which, as the name may suggest, was a country station. It failed to make much of a dent in country king WLLR-FM’s ratings, despite high profile hirings of on-air staff in Mike Kenneally and Jack Carey, and, despite a fairly long tenure at country during... Read More

WOC’s Jim Fisher Deserved A Better Farewell

January 16th, 2020
WOC’s Jim Fisher Deserved A Better Farewell

I was never a big fan of Jim Fisher’s show. I know him personally, but not very well. I was a guest on his show a handful of times (where we would often disagree, on live radio), and when we ran into each other in social situations, we could get along fine as long as we avoided any hot button topics. As a person, a human being, I got along with him alright because we had a fairly superficial small talky interaction. But I can’t say I was ever a fan of his show. It’s not just that Jim and I often disagreed on topics and politics, it’s that the show, especially in the last decade, went off... Read More