Pay to Play, or: So You Think You Can Do a Better Job of Programming KXT (For an Hour)?

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I was in the KERA studios earlier this week, the guest of station contributor and Friend of Unfair Park Rawlins Gilliland as he bravely plowed through a 10-hour marathon pledge drive on behalf of the station. We did our segments in the KXT studios, where, for the first time, I met afternoon-show host Joe Kozera, who seems like a genuinely good guy -- patient, certainly, if nothing else. And on my way out, someone mentioned: KXT actually didn't hit its own fall pledge-drive goals this go-round -- hence, I was told, the reason for an auction that just fired up on eBay. One of the prizes: the chance to spend an hour on-air with Kozera, playing whatever you want.

I've warmed a little to KXT's playlist of late, but every now and then I'm still a bit baffled; "Love Shack" and "Hey Ya!," really? So the chance to play ... whatever? Interested. Especially since, at last look, the opening bid of $100 is now all the way up to $102.50, a steal.  Also up for grabs before bidding shuts down Wednesday: a Wilco prize pack, CD and vinyl collections, Death Cab for Cutie and Decemberists rarities from the prize closet, a Studio Movie Grill pass, and a Nasher-Smoke-Belmont package that has the most bids of any offering. Or: You put your mouth where your money is and play guest deejay for an hour. But, please, go light on the Billy Idol. "Dancing With Myself," really?
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Rangers100
Rangers100

Does anyone have the playlist the winner chose?

KXTsuckslately
KXTsuckslately

I used to love KXT, when it was at the forefront of acoustic, indie, modern folk, etc.

Now it's just another Jack FM/Classic rock station. I try so hard every morning to listen but usually just end up switching to a cd.I was wishing, this morning no less, that I could have a little time on the turntable.  500 bucks is tough for a new college grad, tho...

Amy S.
Amy S.

Sweet Jesus it is at $500 with 5 days and 16 hours to go. My hair just turned white by itself. As an experienced money-making-fundraising-go-for-broke-experienced-auction-soliciter, I would suggest the stadium add another hour, or two as separate packages.

Amy S.
Amy S.

sorry, mean station. watching the worlds series.

Weird Warren
Weird Warren

Been doing that on my show for years.... and IT'S FREE.... but nothing wrong with making a pledge... Support your local  commuinity/public radio stations...

Weird Warren ... Host of the Sonic Burrito Radio Show... 89.3 KNON

rachum
rachum

Firstly, lemme just say...I inserted a Sinead O'Connor disc in my car and the bitch jammed up my disc player. So, for 5 months I've been at the mercy of radio, which is absolute TORTURE. That is... until KXT made the wise decision to personally cater to my musical tastes, making for a much happier minivan-driving mama. Now, I'm even smiling as I'm dodging the flying chicken nuggets and cowboy boots. Secondly, OMG - I'm gonna win this thing!!!

Will Dowdy
Will Dowdy

If i win, can i play that song by train that they always play as many times as an hour will allow??? if so, i'm on it!

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

I want to put all copies of that song on a rocket and send it to jupiter

KXTSuckslately
KXTSuckslately

Will it come back with drops of jupiter in her hair-air-air-airair-air-air?

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

The number one bid gets an Hour

The number two bid gets stuck with  the Job forever.

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

I'll play either movie, Deep Throat or Behind the Green Door. Insert dvd, move mic next to speaker, and wait for the calls.

Oh Really
Oh Really

Quit listening when they became a cross between KNON, JackFM, and Mesquite Schools Radio. I would give them money because why?  Their "demographic for dollars" is older and even theylisten to satellite radio or stream from the Internet and listen to the same programming. I'm not sure what purpose KXT serves but thenagain, I'm not sure what their television station serves anymore either. 

Montemalone
Montemalone

With KEOM, you get all those wonderful PSAs and the school lunch menu.

MMMMMMMHummus with crackers

Bastion of Truth
Bastion of Truth

I could simulcast The Fan during that hour and it might triple their listenership.  what a wsate of 100k watts.  POW

Judas Priest
Judas Priest

Bastion: Have you seen the ratings lately?  KXT's listenership has tripled in the past year or so.

Bastion of Truth
Bastion of Truth

Hey Judas, i was referring to the Fans Ratings tripling, KXT prolly has more listeners is what I was sayingthanks for playing

Oh Really
Oh Really

When a station is brand new and has zero listeners, it would be embarrassing if their audience didn't triple.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

The Groundhogs

* Scratching the Surface (November 1968)* The Groundhogs with John Lee Hooker and John Mayall (1968)* Blues Obituary (September 1969)* Thank Christ for the Bomb (May 1970) - UK Number 9* Split (March 1971) - UK Number 5* Who Will Save the World? The Mighty Groundhogs (March 1972) UK Number 8 US Number 202* Hogwash (November 1972)* Solid (June 1974) - UK Number 31* Crosscut Saw (February 1976)* Black Diamond (October 1976)*  .... and onward

just sayin'
just sayin'

Holy shit this is tempting. It would take me days to narrow down a one hour playlist. Actually, it may take longer to construct a seemless hour that has no profanity. It would be the first hour in the history of broadcast radio where Loretta Lynn was followed by Sick of it All. Or maybe I would just be lazy and expose the listeners to Sleep's Dopesmoker. I wonder how many people would make it through one 60 minute doom song?

gabbahey
gabbahey

Factoid: On KXT, sometime in July or August 2010, both Black Sabbath and Slayer graced the KXT airwaves - on the same day.

Gini played "Jack The Stripper/Faries Wear Boots" by Black Sabbath in her music bed at 0700hrs, then the show "Sound Opinions"  at noon did an entire hour with Slayer.

Best programming day KXT ever had :)

engmofo
engmofo

Adolescents marathon anyone?

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Awesome. First song I'm going to play is Grim Reaper's "See You in Hell", followed by Accept's "Balls to the Wall." 

Amy S.
Amy S.

I was thinking a little Norah Jones, dying my hair white and sharing my recipe for bacon infused Halloween candy.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Cool Amy. If you win, will you take requests? Like the Divinyls "I Touch Myself" or 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny?"

Sybils_Beaver
Sybils_Beaver

I prefer Richard Cheese's version of Me SO Horny...look it up, its a good

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Deal. And for honoring my request(s), I will foot the bill for the white hair dye.

Amy S.
Amy S.

Only if I can sing along. It's my hour. Whoops, overbid again. I give up.

Bob
Bob

What about Stryper?

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

I guess we could throw in "To Hell with the Devil" right? A little Stryper never hurt anyone.

Bob
Bob

If I win, I promise not to use DJ radio cliches like "comin' at ya," and "Mick Jagger and the boys."

Str8EdgeDoucher
Str8EdgeDoucher

I totally plan to win this!   Can't wait to jam some O.A.R., a little oonce-oonce, and hop in the Wayback Machine for some Mary's Danish.   Get it?

Montemalone
Montemalone

It would be worth it so I could channel my inner Paul Donovan and play "Reflex" continuously for that hour.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

$300! I demand a cut. Or at least my own show.

Amy S
Amy S

Can you cook? Maybe the Mrs. should answer that one.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Why, I'm a very good cook, matter of fact. Ask anyone.

Amy S
Amy S

I couldn't resist. Upped the bid. If it holds for the next 6 days Robert, you're on.

Bob
Bob

They occasionally have some wonderful old songs, but I would still like to hear more new music. I want to be challenged and I don't want to flip to another station after one song.

The 6-7 pm slot on weekdays is a particular black hole. I have heard too much Super Tramp, Phil Collins and other light rock and yacht rock.

Robert
Robert

My favorite radio station is currently playing Merle Haggard.

Today I Started Loving You Again.

KNBT

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Well, THAT was fast: Since posting, I see the price tag's shot up to $260.

MattL1
MattL1

Getting rid of the Eagles/Don Henley would be a step in the right direction.  That much I could accomplish.

MattL1
MattL1

Eh, I'd probably just use the time to recruit new members for my cult.

Dingus
Dingus

Mojo Nixon?

Bob
Bob

and Skid Roper.

Country Jesus
Country Jesus

Play whatever you want that the FCC has no problem with.

Amy S
Amy S

I think it should be a karaoke hour. Then we'd be happy with anything afterwards.

Amy S
Amy S

GAD! I've been outbid at $300. Had a great idea for a food and music show.

Amy S
Amy S

Kirby Brown, Subterranean Aviators, Dean Fearing, all local music talent.

Amy S.
Amy S.

My cooking will kill you faster.

horribleidea
horribleidea

Thank god someone outbid you.  I had the gun to my head just reading that description.

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