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Red Eye Radio

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  • Started 6 years ago by Alfredo_T
  • Latest reply from Craig_Adams

  1. Alfredo_T
    Member

    I love to play roulette with the AM radio dial. Recently (as in the last week), I noticed that many, many stations are now carrying Red Eye Radio on the overnight hours. The overall feel of this show's presence on the dial is the same as Coast to Coast AM had in the late 1990s/early 2000s or as Jim Bohannon had in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

    In my opinion, having any of these shows on the overnight hours is an improvement over re-runs of daytime programs.

    Bohannon is still around, but I can only find him on KSL. I am curious, why is it that his show has faded into relative obscurity?

    Posted on August 15, 2014 - 09:56 AM #
  2. Radiodjm
    Member

    KNPT 1310kHz in Newport carries Jim Bohannon live 7-10pm and repeats after Red Eye Radio between 2 & 5am. America In The Morning with Bohannon follows at 5am. All is streamed live @ knptam.com.

    Posted on August 15, 2014 - 11:16 AM #
  3. Alfredo_T
    Member

    KNPT 1310kHz in Newport carries Jim Bohannon live 7-10pm...

    I think that I inadvertently answered my own question. Bohannon's show is on too early to be an overnight show on the west coast. The places where I recall Bohannon's show being all over the dial were on the east coast. I do remember hearing his show playing live a few years ago in the early evening in Bend, if memory serves me correctly.

    Posted on August 15, 2014 - 03:05 PM #
  4. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    I remember reading, Bohannon could never figure out why "Coast To Coast AM" beat him in ratings and had far more affiliates when all they did was talk about nutty stuff, when his show talked about reality in the world. Why would listeners choose that crap?

    When Larry King left night time radio, Bohannon thought he would be King's successor. That probably would have happened but then Art Bell went from politics slowly into the paranormal, after testing the waters weekends on his "Dreamland" program. Night time network radio would never be the same.

    Posted on August 15, 2014 - 09:29 PM #