KALL Gets 'Reality Check'
February 6, 2008 at 5:33 AM (PT)
SIMMONS Sports KALL-A/SALT LAKE CITY is adding a local show, "REALITY CHECK," for 1-3p MT. The show will be hosted by market veteran SPENCER CHECKETTS and UNIVERSITY OF UTAH football color analyst FRANK DOLCE. It replaces FOX SPORTS RADIO's "THE DRIVE WITH CHRIS MYERS" in the KALL lineup, effective TODAY (2/6).
"We are extremely excited about adding yet another piece of quality programming to our already strong line up here at KALL 700 Sports," said PD BILL RILEY. "We feel that the combination of SPENCER and FRANK will complement nicely the already strong existing personalities on the radio station, from DAN PATRICK to JIM ROME, BILL RILEY and BOB COSTAS on weekends."
"SPENCER CHECKETTS brings a unique perspective on the world of sports and is a familiar name to the Salt Lake sports radio community, with his work hosting pre- and post-game shows for REAL SALT LAKE, hosting post-game shows covering the UTAH JAZZ, plus his experience on weekend sports programs during the last six years," added GM JOHN KIMBALL. "He has established himself as the one of the most respected on-air NBA analysts in the market, and has worked hard for the opportunity to host this program. FRANK DOLCE fits in perfectly with what we are trying to build here at one of Utah's premier heritage stations. He's been a fixture on the station for more than a decade on UNIVERSITY OF UTAH football broadcasts and will compliment SPENCER's personality very well. He will continue to help drive KALL's position as Home of the UTES, as well as delivering a broad wealth of sports knowledge to the station."
"I've been looking forward to this opportunity for a long time," said CHECKETTS. "I truly have a passion for radio and have spent the last six years learning from some of the finest names in the market. It's a great time to be affiliated with KALL; following JIM ROME and setting the table for BILL RILEY is a perfect time slot for the show. I am looking forward to working with FRANK, as his personality and knowledge will pay dividends moving forward. We will be honest, we will be bold, and we will take risks; the format will be unlike anything this market currently has to offer. I believe UTAH sports fans are intelligent and passionate; I look forward to offering them something fresh and new."