KYGO Provides Continuous Coverage Of 'Balloon Boy'
October 16, 2009 at 1:32 PM (PT)
LINCOLN FINANCIAL Country KYGO/DENVER kept listeners informed on the "Balloon Boy" situation as it was happening YESTERDAY (10/15). Six-year-old FALCON HEENE was thought to be aboard an experimental MYLAR balloon that had accidentally taken off in the air, eventually landing safely in FORT COLLINS, CO. FALCON was nowhere to be found in the balloon and instead was at home hiding in the attic.
KYGO's on-air personalities took calls and questions from listeners throughout the day, and middayer FLIP talked to a listener who was witnessing the situation as it happened. The KYGO morning show spent the day TODAY (10/16) talking about what happened, getting listeners' opinions on whether or not it was a stunt. They also ran the audio from the TV show "Wife Swap," the show that the HEENE family had appeared on earlier this year on ABC-TV.
KYGO's ROB RYAN tells ALL ACCESS: "The mobilization of the County Sheriff's departments and the first responders was outstanding! KYGO had continuing coverage and lots of audio to keep everyone up up to date. You cannot imagine the outpouring of people's thoughts and prayers. Our listeners seemed to drop everything and were focused on this little boy. Our listeners are the greatest in DENVER! It was great radio and a great coming together of all communities in Northern COLORADO."
Visit www.kygo.com to see their listener poll and to see a clip of the HEENE family on NBC-TV's "Today" show.