One of the more common questions I always get about this site is, “if you arent on the radio, why are you called Kentucky Sports Radio?” Well the answer is complicated and usually takes me awhile to explain and always leaves the listener unsatisfied. No more. Because beginning in the next couple of weeks, KSR will be on the radio on 1080 AM in Louisville from 10 am to noon Monday thru Friday. The daily show will feature something that has been long overdue…a UK-centric show in the city of Louisville. I will be the host, but there will also be lots of appearances and roles for the other writers here on KSR as well. We expect Drew Franklin, the Turkey Hunter, Tomlin and others to be around for different amounts of time and we will be announcing a co-host later this week. The 1080 AM signal is a strong one and can be heard in Lexington during the day, meaning that those of you in and around that area will also hopefully be able to listen to the show. We also hope to have the show streaming by the end of the year, which will of course then integrate the site with the show. I am very excited about the opportunity to work at the station and to be part of the Clear Channel family that also includes WHAS 840 AM.
The second feature is also an important one because as part of this, KSR will be taking over the UK postgame call-in show on 840 AM. After every UK football and basketball game this season, I will be hosting the postgame call-in show after Joker and Calipari do their final interviews. I will be joined by some former players and other media members, as we take your calls on 840 AM, one of the most powerful radio stations in the country. I grew up listening to that show as a kid and I cant tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to be a part of it now.
We are very excited to get this radio show going and I think you will soon see that the Kentucky sports airwaves have never seen anything like we are going to do. It is going to be younger, more fan-centric and with the absolute best guests of any show in the state. For those of you outside the listening area, the show will be available on podcast (along with the regular KSR podcasts) and hopefully will provide you with more UK information that you can handle. I cant wait to get started and we will be launching just before the beginning of football season. This radio show and the television show that begins in October on CN2 have all been made possible by the support you folks have shown us here on this site over the years. I cant thank you enough and I look forward to bringing the KSR style from the web to television and radio this fall.