At 6:10 am Tuesday, drivers in Anchorage who were used to hearing Dan Fagan’s voice on the Dan Fagan Show on 650 KENI, were greeted by another well-known voice — Amy Demboski, who has agreed to host the show on an interim basis.
Demboski was the firebrand Anchorage Assemblywoman for Chugiak-Eagle River, served in the administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy as a deputy commissioner, and was recently hired, and ultimately fired by Mayor Dave Bronson, whom she had served as Anchorage Municipal manager since he was elected by voters in May of 2021.
Demboski will host a two-hour show from 6-8 am Monday through Friday, she said.
On Thursday, Fagan hung up the microphone on his popular show after four years, saying that he just needed a change and felt burned out on Alaska politics.
Darrel Dean, the show’s engineer, bantered with Demboski for the show’s first segment, as the two talked about the latest Division of Motor Vehicles change to requiring only rear license plates on cars.
“This is the first surprise of 2023,” said caller Jamie Allard, who was just elected to the Alaska House of Representatives. She was the first caller for the show and called in to wish Demboski well.
Demboski has done radio before, hosting her own popular talk radio show several years ago. The number to call into the Morning Drive with Amy Demboski show is 907-522-0650.