KNUS Radio Host Peter Boyles Announces Retirement
Boyles noted that health problems and the state of radio today played into his decision to retire.
A news talk radio host, known as the “Dean of Denver,” is calling it a career. Salem Media Group news/talk KNUS’ Peter Boyles announced that he would retire after decades in the market.
This week, Boyles called in from vacation to let listeners know he was hanging up his headphones. The radio host has been at KNUS since 2013 but noted that health problems and the state of radio today played into his decision to retire.
“Everything has a beginning and a middle and an end,” Boyles said, according to Westword. “And I see an end coming.”
“The business has changed, and it’s okay,” Boyles told George Brauchler, who was filling in for him on the morning show. Boyle added that he suffered a mini-stroke while on air.
“All of a sudden, I started speaking in tongues for about five minutes,” he recalled. These factors caused Boyles to decide “maybe it’s time to do some other things and give some other guys a chance.”
Boyles has been in the Denver market from the early 1970s, serving as a traffic reporter, disc jockey, and talk show host. Furthermore, he has been on various airwaves on stations that have since changed formats or disappeared, including KAAT, KLAK, KWBZ, and KYBG.
Furthermore, he has hosted shows on KOA and KHOW, where he anchored mornings for almost 20 years.
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Bob Sirott Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Radio Debut
“My early radio career allowed me to adapt to television.”
June 8th, 1973. That’s the day Chicago media legend Bob Sirott got his start on WLS-AM.
In a tweet, the WGN Radio morning host shared a picture of his time at what was then The Big 89, and shared that it was the 50th anniversary of his debut on the Chicago station.
Sirott originally began his radio career on WBBM-FM in 1971 as a fill-in DJ before moving to WLS in 1973. He worked there until 1979 before joining WBBM-TV. In 1989, he shifted to a role at WMAQ-TV, before ultimately returning to radio in 2019.
“Radio is a lot more creative than television,” Sirott told Barrett News Media earlier this year. “It’s harder. My early radio career allowed me to adapt to television. It goes the other way, too. I think the television work has made me better at the radio the second time around.”
He replaced Steve Cochran as the morning host on WGN Radio. The 73-year-old saw his contract extended in 2021 to remain with the station.
Mandy Connell Off Show For A Month After Vocal Cord Surgery
Connell also revealed that Dr. Opperman had previously repaired a similar injury to her KOA colleague Ross Kaminsky.
850 KOA midday host Mandy Connell will be out of work for a month after recovering from surgery to repair her vocal cords Thursday.
Connell revealed her absence on Wednesday.
“Tomorrow morning, I will be having surgery on my vocal cords, and if you’ve never been to the blog before, and you want to see my actual vocal cords today’s the day because I have a photograph of my vocal cords on the blog today so you can clearly see what it is that my crack surgeon is going to be removing tomorrow,” Connell shared.
She then welcomed her surgeon, Dr. David Opperman, to the program to explain what exactly she’ll be undergoing. Connell also revealed that Dr. Opperman had previously repaired a similar injury to her KOA colleague Ross Kaminsky.
“We have to address the fact that you have sort of a little bump on your vocal cord that’s interfering with the way it vibrates,” Dr. Opperman revealed. “And that’s why you don’t sound like you used to a few years ago. It’s basically interfering with the sound production in your throat. So we’re going to put you to sleep very comfortably, use a little device that lets me look directly at your vocal cords, and then under a very high-powered magnification, we’re going to remove that spot.
“We actually have to lift up some of the tissue so that we can remove it without injuring the vibration surface. And that will preserve your voice and you’ll come back talking like you did five years ago.”
The doctor went on to tell Connell that her condition was likely caused by talking on-air for more than 20 hours per week in “different pitch ranges and intonations”.
CNBC Contributors Launching Weekly Show on SiriusXM Business Radio
The pair will also offer SiriusXM subscribers the opportunity to call into the program to ask for advice on stock prices and financial decisions.
CNBC Fast Money contributors Guy Adami and Dan Nathan will launch a new weekly radio show on SiriusXM Business Radio.
In an announcement from the satellite company, it was revealed that MRKT Call will air on Mondays at 12:00 PM ET beginning next week.
“I have always believed that one of the most impactful, intimate, and powerful mediums is radio,” said Adami. “Sports radio captured the attention of an untapped audience in the 1990s, and I am convinced we can do the same with a high energy, no holds barred, intelligent approach in our market show on SiriusXM.”
In addition to discussions on the latest financial news, notes, and decisions, they’ll also offer SiriusXM subscribers the opportunity to call into the program to ask for advice on stock prices and financial decisions.
“When Guy and I founded RiskReversal Media, our goal was to take our experience demystifying market-moving news on CNBC to different platforms, meeting investors everywhere they are, in their ear, live-streaming, and on the go,” said Nathan.
“Our collaboration with SiriusXM is an exciting evolution of this strategy on a medium and service we not only use but believe is best-in-class.”