Friday, March 28, 2008

City Weekly to Launch Radio Show

The City Weekly newspaper will begin a new show on KKAR (1290 AM) beginning Saturday, April 12.

The show, titled “City Weekend,” will feature an hour of entertainment news and happenings in Omaha each week.

Hosted by the staff of the City Weekly, “City Weekend” will include short interviews with entertainers coming to Omaha, film reviews and concert previews, as well as highlights of the week’s issue of the City Weekly – and much, much more.

Beginning Monday, KKAR will begin running 30-second promos for “City Weekend.” D.L. Hughley will be among the guests on the first show.

"City Weekend," which will air each Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., replaces cooking show “Come On Into My Kitchen.”

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't say that I'll miss "Come on Into My Kitchen" AKA:"The Weekly Handicapper Report" I listened to "Kitchen" two Saturdays in a row,first week it was horse racing,second week it was NCAA Basketball and the points spread.
The "show" was a bad joke.

Shawn Harstad said...
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Anonymous said...

Hopefully, it will be as informative and as up to date as this blog!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah I almost forgot:
Matt Perralt is Gay.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the City Weekly should have chosen a radio station somebody listens too. Not only is your show driving off the longest running locally produced radio show in the market (13 years) it joins a long list of right-wing garbage that pollutes 1290 KKAR. Dr. Laura and Jim Minge two peas in a pod???? Do most of the radios owned by CW readers even have a AM Band??? How about something cutting edge like a combo satelite radio/internet podcast. If a radio show falls on it face on KKAR goes anyone hear it????? Once again, the real question is, how can a newspaper that celebrates everything Omaha drive off the longest running locally produced radio show in the city.

Mark

Anonymous said...

Another blog idiot who knows not what he is talking about. If you had access to the ratings, which obviously you do not, you could not make the statement above. The shows you refer to may not be to your taste, but they do reach a significant segment of the audience, more than you would believe. You don't like the station. Fine. Listen elsewhere. Just don't believe others are not listening and most likely do not agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for calling me an idiot. The City Weekly show is a brokered program ie they pay XXX dollars for the one hour of time. Yes that's right right up there with "Dead doctors don't lie" and the Colon clensing infomercials. The programs are not measured by Arbitron and do not count in the ratings. KKAR doesn't even care if one person listens along as the bill is paid. If KKAR was doing so well why is is so cheap to buy an hour of on air time??? Any guess on how little it costs???? Less than the most expensive hotel room in Omaha. I love Omaha and it's great traditions one of which is Gene's wonderful show. Thanks Gene.

Mark

Anonymous said...

What makes this blog so much fun is the fact that we can discuss Amanda M's ta-ta's....endlessly repeat that Matt is gay....talk about how beautiful Fubar is.....point out over and over again how gay wrestling is. Obviously none of this is gonna translate to radio....so whats the point?

--He shoots....nothing but air--

Anonymous said...

If I was retarded and lived on a farm I might listen.

Mean Gene Okerlund said...

Maybe they could read some of the posts during the show, make it interactive. Maybe Perrault could call in and he could actually have more than his usual audience of five Creighton fans whining about officiating listen to him.

Anonymous said...

This is off topic (isn't it all?), but perhaps the reason that the local newscasts are no longer discussed here is because they have become so irrelevant. Don't believe me? Yesterday morning on Channel 7, the lead story was about the new parking garage at Methodist Hospital opening up. Let me tell ya'...it got me so fired up I wanted to drive over there in my pj's...just to say I parked in it the first day (yawn). This was in between Omarosa Hammond showing off her twins, and I don't mean the ones hanging from her chest. Again (yawn). When it reaches the point where it isn't even worthy enough to be discussed ona a blog....

--Les Nessman--

Johnny Fever said...

5:38 PM - Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Did you get a good spot in the garage? :-)

You nailed it, nice job.

Anonymous said...

4:06-Best line in any movie I've heard in a long time ("In Bruges"). Great movie by the way.

I can see why CW is on KKAR. AM radio is local, which is what CW's trying to do; local restaurants, local entertainment, local concerts.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else watch the KETV 10pm news tonight?

Gotta love Fazal and the cowbell!!

{"Hold it by the top...")

But hey, she's a good sport.

Anonymous said...

"The programs are not measured by Arbitron and do not count in the ratings."

BZZZZT. Wrong! What do we have for this blogger? Provided the show is between 6am and Midnight (airing at Sat 2pm) it DOES count in the ratings.

A local weekend show about local events is not a bad thing. Now, if the CW can make it worth listening to - that's another thing entirely.

Anonymous said...

BZZZZZT. Me thinks I smell a KKAR employee. No can't be none of them could possibly be swift enough to use a computer. For many years KKAR didn't think enough of their ratings to even subscribe to Arbitron. I guess the only way they could find them was in the KFAB ads bragging about being number one. Steve Brown was right about Neil Nelkin he'll really turn KKAR around. 20 Years and hundrends of thousands of dollars later they barely get 35% of the ratings KFAB gets (10.1 vs. 3.9, latest Arbitron). Funny thing is that KFAB gets the ratings with shows that KKAR at one time broadcast ie, Rush Limbaugh and Husker Sports. Bottom line is KKAR is cancelling a radio legend for a canned recorded advertisement driven show hosted by people with no radio experince. This show will be much like the newspaper they work for not driven by covering the most interesting events in Omaha but those events higest on the freebie scale. I wonder if the CW show will have the same neat escort ads it has in the paper. Gee I hope so. Ring Ring hello KKAR could you please repeat that number from the CW show for all my naughty bachelor party needs again!!!!

Mark

Anonymous said...

If I was retarded and lived on a farm I might listen.

In other words, if you were Travis Justice?

Anonymous said...

Bottom line is KKAR is cancelling a radio legend for a canned recorded advertisement driven show hosted by people with no radio experince.

Umm, if Come On Into My Kitchen truly was a brokered show, it's more likely that Gene chose to stop doing it, rather than that it was "cancelled."

Anonymous said...

"Come on into my kitchen" was never a brokered show. It was done on a trade out basis ie Gene does the show and he gets to talk about anything he wants including his resturant. When Gene started he was filling a spot that KKAR couldn't fill otherwise. On his show Gene has made it perfectly clear that his leaving was not his choice and that he was being pushed out. It would not bother me nearly as much if I knew he would be replaced by serious radio people who are dedicated to making a quality radio show. He is Basically being replaced by "writers" willing to give KKAR 1/4 page ad for an hour of their air a week. Basically CW has nothing to gain or lose, they have no circulation CW is free. Gene constantly tried to produe a entertaining show in hopes of increasing his resturants buisness and in turn help support his family. Gene will soon emerge on another station I think I'll take my ears and my advertisings dollars their.

Mark

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm, this will be interesting. Minge buying time on KKAR to talk one hour a week his fascination with Todd & Tyler. How long will NRG put up with that?

Rumor is that a two minute segment on wrestling is also being worked on..........to satisfy THE PERRAULT crowd.

Anonymous said...

Funny how this all transpired after the former owner of CW went to work for NRG.......

Sean - I have a great idea for your first show! Play Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The USA" and turn the mic on for listeners to call in (except no one listens to KKAR so that bit won't work).

Isn't this a conflict of interest for this "unbiased" media blog to be buying time on a station? Is there another price to pay for selling your soul to the devil? I can't wait to see the "Catching up with Dr Laura" blog entry or the "Hannitizing of Omaha" entry.

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for those of you interested in Calvert Collins and what she did for Omaha TV. Thank God for Calvert. She single handedly saved KPTM from the broadcast rubbish bin.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Calvert Collins? Isn't that a line of high-priced women's denim wear?

Anonymous said...

Horton hears the Who...What the Hell

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good idea but it should be on a station where listerns are under 72 like 94.1, 98.5 or almost any fm.

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