Hill’s debutDon Day | September 25, 2009
KIDO/580 debuted the Austin Hill Show Thursday, part of a large schedule shift. I was only able to catch the final two segments, so it’s hard to fully gauge the show. During the brief time I listened, Hill made a number of references to “Barack Hussein Obama” and “Dear Leader Barack Obama” – and both segments were focused on national issues.
The station put out a Q&A on why they made these changes:
This page is set up to answer some simple questions of why 580 and 63 KIDO have made some line up changes. If you have any additional question or concerns, please feel free to Email me and I will try to get back to you as quickly as possible…
Q; Why did you move Glenn Beck?
A; Moving Glenn Beck, allows you to hear the show closer to his actual air time. Glenn does his show from 7a-10a (Mountain). You no longer have to wait hours to get the show you have come to love
Q; What happened to Dennis Miller?
A; Dennis Miller has moved to AM 630 KIDO and can now be heard from 10a-1p. We have not dropped the show, just adjusted the time to fit into the new line up
Q; Who Is Austin Hill?
A; Austin is one of the top talk show hosts in the country. He will deliver great content that will be local and national. He will be a great champion for the state of Idaho
Q; Why so many changes lately?
A; As with most business, it is important to change to meet the needs of a growing audience. The addition of Kevin Miller, Austin Hill as well as moving Glenn Beck and Dennis Miller have KIDO poised to be the market leader for years to come.
Q; Do we need more “local” shows?
A; Local shows have always been important for any radio station. Between Kevin Miller, Austin Hill and the Boise State Bronco’s [sic], KIDO is now leading the charge with the most local programming in the area.
Q; Are you crazy or Have you lost your mind?
A; The answer is “no” to both. Very few stations make major changes to make things worse. KIDO is at a point where these are the natural steps to the station’s evolution. It’s time for KIDO to raise the bar again, and that is a challenge that the station excepts [sic].