The long-running call-in show at Juneau’s KINY radio station is coming to an end. It’s been a staple in Juneau for about 70 years, with Juneauites calling in and guests pontificating on topics of local interest.
For some of those years, the late Sen. (and former Mayor) Dennis Egan hosted the show. He also owned the radio station.
Wade Bryson, the host for the past 16 years, who also serves on the Juneau Assembly, told the audience Friday that he had been thinking about retiring from the show and at the same time was told by KINY that the show would be ending. Bryson’s critics say he used the show to promote his own political interests.
Although it was clear that Bryson thinks the show should continue, with a new host at least, he said it is a victim of modern technology. Next week will be its final week.
In 2022, an out-of-state company bought KINY, KJNO, KTKU, KSUP, KXXJ, and Hawk 107.9 in Juneau, two stations in Sitka, KSBZ and KIFW, and two in Ketchikan, KTKN and KGTW.