KPLZ Stunts With Santa FM Closing 2016

KPLZ has switched to SANTA FM with all Christmas music from now until we can’t stand it anymore. Shortly after the holiday is over, Star 101.5 is to roll out a new format. Promos ask “Listen to the NEW sound of Star 101.5 for 30 days…” There is no money back guarantee included with the offer and not a hint of what is to come…How much ABC Radio Network programming can KOMO 1000/97.7 carry? There are a lot of year-end reports being offered by the network:
Playback 2016 is a one-hour special anchored by ABC News Radio’s Cheri Preston and Aaron Katersky featuring an inside look at the biggest stories of the year and the newsmakers behind those stories.
Perspective, ABC News Radio’s weekly news magazine, reports on the year in politics, the terror attacks in Brussels, the Pulse Nightclub attack, and the sniper attacks on police in Dallas.
World News This Year takes a look back at the major news events of the past year in 2016’s final edition of this weekly show.
2016 As It Happened is a three-hour retrospective of some of 2016’s top stories, as told through highlights of our breaking news coverage, providing listeners the opportunity to hear how some of the biggest events of the year unfolded live on ABC News Radio.
In Donald Trump: The Making of a President, ABC World News Tonight Sunday Anchor Tom Llamas, who spent over 500 days on the campaign trail covering Trump, takes listeners through the making of the president-elect. The report includes interviews with Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager; Lara Trump, Eric Trump’s wife; Omarosa Manigault, former contestant on The Apprentice; Lynne Patton, Director of the Eric Trump Foundation and former Trump assistant; and Richard LeFrak, Trump’s friend for 50 years.
ABC Radio will also offer many short-form 2016 wrap-up reports.
This year marks the 28th anniversary of national syndication for Rush Limbaugh. The 2016 election must have helped the ratings as Premier Networks just signed a three year/multi-million dollar extension with Cumulus [33 stations]. The program is heard locally on 570 KVI 770 KTTH.

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