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New Countdown Show Premiers 8-14

We just secured a spot to broadcast a new Top 40-style Top 20 countdown! Confused? Well, typically, Top 40 is a name given to a specific format of hit music radio. In the industry it’s also called CHR, or Contemporary Hit Radio. It means that whatever your teenagers are listening to. Artists like Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Boys Like Girls, IYAZ, and many more are your typical fodder for Top 40. On KXRT, we’ve not really gotten too deep into this format as it tends to lean a little rhythmic/R&B for my personal likings but I’ve seen some huge hits and have selectively added them in.

In an effort to improve our Top 40 offerings, I’ve previewed this new weekly Top 20 countdown and it sounds really good. It’s called the Weekend 20. Dakota James is the host and he fits in with the genre perfectly as he is 19 years old. He works at a couple of radio stations as a night host and producer. There isn’t too much yet in the way of internet presence for this show but he has a twitter account at He is working on a website as well as a Facebook page.

This program will premier this coming Saturday at Noon, Mountain Time. It runs 90 minutes and will follow the DJ Mike show at 8am and the ACC Top 20 at 10am. It’s fast paced, exciting and most importantly, commercial free! Based on the almost real-time ratings from RadioWave Monitor, the Weekend 20 will be a great addition to our weekend programming offerings. We hope you will join us and listen!


New Themed Music Days!

Today, we launched the third of three Themed Music Days! We started at the beginning of May with Manic Mondays where we played all 80’s. Then we launched Boot Scootin’ Wednesdays that features all Country. Today, we bring you FReaKY FrIDaY!!11!! playing all Alternative music!

I’ve updated the Schedule tab with this info as well to help you keep track of all our programming. We really hope this helps you enjoy our station in a more meaningful way. While we’d like you to listen every day, we understand that people’s musical tastes are pretty sensitive and it’s a bit of a risk as far as a station trying to gain a loyal, dedicated audience, to offer such variety. We do it for a few reasons. First, we’re not your typical FM music radio station! We have much more freedom to make KXRT into anything we’d (and hopefully you’d) like. We also are ok with fans of Country music that may only listen on Wednesdays, or Alternative fans to only listen on Fridays, etc… But we still have three days in the week that feature our regular music selections.

With the aforementioned freedom, we know that things can and probably will change. We hope to keep this schedule in place for at least a few months and get things solid and established for your enjoyment. The way we will change is if you tell us to. Please drop your feedback at any of our “locations”: This page, our Facebook Page, text or call us, or email us! We’re always listening!

Thanks so much for being our friends and listeners!


Fun, New Weekly Feature Planned

I’m excited to tease you all with something I’m working on for you. Growing up listening to radio (a lot!), I loved when stations had their nightly and weekly features. Nightly, they’d usually have a new song they’d test and have all the listeners call in and vote to help the station decide whether to add the song permanently. Weekly, they’d have special weekends, all Disco, all Party Songs, some stations now do all 80’s, etc… I also really enjoyed their countdown shows. Nightly, they’d count down the Hot 7 at 7 or Top 10 at 10, whatever and then on the weekends they would have their Weekly Top 30 shows along with Casey Kasem or Rick Dees.

These were all so fun to listen to and to the stations that keep those shows alive, thank you! I will not tell you exactly what we’re going to be doing, but I’ve mentioned it here. Look here for further updates and to find out what feature we’ll be adding.

Thanks for listening to KXRT!


New Music Added – 6/7

  • Kenny Chesney – Out Last Night
  • Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
  • Keith Urban – Kiss A Girl
  • Rascal Flatts – Summer Nights
  • Reba McEntire – Strange
  • Lady GaGa – Just Dance
  • Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
  • Kelly Clarkson – Behind These Hazel Eyes