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KSIB Radio moves to news talk format

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 11:06 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014 11:08 a.m. CDT

Next week, a new era will begin at KSIB Radio in Creston.

Chad Rieck, general manager at the station, announced starting Monday KSIB listeners will no longer hear country music on their FM dial.

“We’re moving to a news talk format,” Rieck said.

Replacing country music will be the Dennis Miller show each weekday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Herman Cain show from 4 to 6 p.m. Other news talk programming being introduced includes the Clark Howard show, Jim Bohannon show, Overnight America and First Light.

“We wanted to try something different,” Rieck said. “We know we will have some people turn us off because they want the music. But, we think we will also pick up some people who didn’t like the music, but like talk radio.”

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Rieck said this new era will also include more local information each day. The morning show from 6 to 8:30 a.m. will continue and will not see many changes. The Trading Post will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Then at 9 a.m., The Grapevine Show will be featured on Mondays and Thursdays. Rieck said new programming will be added in that 9 a.m. slot on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Tuesday’s show will be The Koffee Klatch with Kathy Rieck. This programming is tailored toward listeners nearing retirement. There will be a wide range of topics discussed, some of which may include insurance, healthy living, credit card fraud and more.

Wednesday will be the Radio Ranch show with Chad Rieck.

“We will have guests on to talk about new technology and new farming practices,” Rieck said. “It’s geared toward our farming listeners, but I also want to have some entry level information that can be educational for all listeners.”

Fridays will be Level “B” with Ben Walter. This show is an outdoors-type show for men and women with topics such as grilling, camping, fishing, hunting, motorcycles and other related information.

The Agri Talk show will start at 10 a.m. and the new, expanded mid-day show will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include more local sports with Gary Bucklin.

For a full schedule lineup, see KSIB’s ad on page 2B in today’s paper.

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