After Two-Month Hiatus:
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|Reno talk-radio personality J.R. Reynolds will be back on the air in mid-October, Electric Nevada has learned.|
|His new show -- to air on radio
station KSRN, 92.1 FM, weekday evenings from seven to 10
-- will be much like the one he hosted for two-and-a-half
years on KKOH, said Reynolds.
When KKOH station management suddenly terminated Reynolds on August 2, many Reno fans reacted angrily and vociferously. And although station officials said the decision was purely business -- an effort to secure greater audience numbers with a different host -- Reynolds himself noted that KKOH program director Dan Mason had also fired him another time, when both he and Reynolds had worked at another Reno radio station.
Although the exact date for the launch of Reynolds' new evening talk show has not yet been set, he said, KSRN's decision itself is "a done deal."
"It'll be a variety talk show that won't be very much different from what I was doing on KOH, [though] perhaps a little less politically oriented, because of the time slot," said Reynolds.
"But nonetheless, it still will be the same call-in format. There will be guests scheduled from time to time. We'll certainly talk a lot about local issues, whatever seems to hit the hot buttons here locally."
KSRN, which specializes in music primarily of the '40s and '50s, is making an exception to its format by featuring the talk show during the prime evening hours, said Reynolds.
And because the talk-show format requires significant engineering support, he said, the station is also making a significant financial commitment to secure that support.
Reynolds acknowledges it will be a slightly
different game doing a talk show in an
evening slot, compared with his old 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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