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Programming Change: Sunday

Salt Lake City LDS Temple
Salt Lake City LDS Temple

Hey friends! It is with mixed emotions that I make this announcement about Sunday programming today.

Due to several factors, mainly the future growth and success of America’s Country, An Inspired Selection will no longer be featured on Sundays. Instead, we will continue to play Hot Country Hits, weekend style. We’ll shortly be adding specialty programming as well. That may include replaying our Saturday shows like CD-TEX and Texas Country Music Countdown.

My mixed feelings are stemming from my deep, Christian beliefs. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I feel, as any Christian would, that spreading the Gospel is so key to living the religion. I have always felt like I was doing that by giving one day to Him. I have always felt conflicted in that this internet station is a business and I should treat it and think of it as a business. My personal, religious beliefs and feelings should really be separated.

On the business side of things, I see the number of listeners drop steeply each Sunday. I’ve observed and learned from many others that with internet radio, as well as radio in general, success is maintained and gained through consistency. Playing LDS music on Sundays completely ruined the consistent presentation I was trying to build. I was actually fighting against my own success.

This Sunday, August 31st, will be the last time An Inspired Selection will be broadcast on America’s Country. Beginning in September, America’s Country will be Hot Country Hits 24 hours a day, seven days a week! I’m very excited to see the results of this tough decision.

I hope you understand and I hope you enjoy this change we’re making.

Thank you! Love ya!


An Inspired Selection

Every Sunday on KXRT we change things up and play An Inspired Selection. For 24 hours on each Sunday, we play great music from Latter-day Saint artists and musicians. You may have heard of Michael McLean (he made the movie Mr. Krueger’s Christmas) or Kenneth Cope. We play them and so much more. Artists like Mindy Gledhill, Julie de Azevedo, Michael Webb, Brett Raymond, Jericho Road and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir as well as many more are featured in An Inspired Selection. Be sure to tune in each Sunday for calming and inspiring music to make your Sabbath day as special as it deserves.