Updates all over the place
Super busy today. Here's the scoop:
KRDO (1240 AM) and KSKX (105.5 FM) will switch to a news format Aug. 14, with local morning and afternoon news shows and an hour of local news at noon. They were part of the Pikes Peak Broadcasting sale to the News-Press & Gazette that went through last month. The new owners are beefing up KRDO/Channel 13's news department (adding a 6 p.m. newscast, also on Aug. 14) and liked the idea of expanding the brand into radio. They're going to try to get the KRDO-FM call letters back from Citadel, which took over 95.1 FM, "The Peak" and turned it into "Cat Country." Get the whole story in business tomorrow.
Mario Valdes, who was KRCC (91.5 FM)'s station manager for 26 years, is out after Colorado College didn't renew his contract. Look for the rest of the story in Metro tomorrow.
And Rich Hawk, who has been the music director for KILO (94.3 FM) and the Eagle, KYZX (103.9 FM) for decades, is retiring. I'll get to that one tomorrow. I may get that into Life later in the week.
Whew. Local broadcasting has been making my head spin lately.