Sat. Sep 22nd, 2018

Is KRKO Ready to Flip Formats?

More changes could be on tap for KRKO 1380AM and 95.3FM after the Seattle area radio station ended its afternoon show hosted by veteran sports radio personality Jeff “The Fish” Aaron last week.  All Access reports a format flip could be in the works for the current Fox Sports affiliate.

Aaron hosted his last afternoon drive sports radio show for KRKO on June 27th, but “The Fish” hasn’t left the station.

In a video posted on KRKO’s Facebook page to address rumors about changes coming to the station, Aaron said, “No more sports talk radio for me, but I still collect paychecks here, there’s still money in my mailbox, so I still work here and they told me they have something fantastic in the works.”

Aaron continued, joking that he’s at the station and isn’t listening to sports talk, “In fact I’m listening to music right now and my headphones aren’t even plugged in, I’m kind of freaking out.”

All Access also notes the KRKO Soundcloud page is branded with a new logo that says “Everett’s Greatest Hits Sports & More.”  Whether KRKO plans to combine sports and music on both stations or if they’re looking to broadcast separate programming on the AM and FM signals remains to be seen.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

 

1 thought on “Is KRKO Ready to Flip Formats?

  1. The FM signal here (K237GN) is legally a translator–and, therefore, can’t originate any programming. It might be able to start relaying co-owned KKXA without any issues; however, that station already has a translator of its own (K266CJ).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.