Today, Wednesday, March 26, local radio station KAT Country 103 was in Riverbank to do the morning show live at the McDonald’s at Oakdale and Patterson roads, broadcasting from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m.
KAT Country is heading out to cities throughout the area to celebrate the communities that make up KAT Country now through April 4, with the first visits earlier this week.
Station officials said the reason for the ‘road show’ is simple: We’re proud of where we live and work. We’re ready to tell the world why we firmly believe KAT Country is the home of ‘The best listeners in the world.’
“We are excited to celebrate everything that is great about the different cities in our area,” noted Program Director Nikki Thomas.
During this unprecedented and ambitious project, KATM plans to visit 30 cities over 10 days across the station’s massive listening area. KAT Country personalities from DJ Walker’s morning show, Nikki Thomas and “Mr. Wonderful” Dave Holmes are going to travel from city to city and do their shows live on location during the “KAT Country Hometown Road Show.”
“We’re calling on elected officials, community leaders, local business owners and more to come out and help us celebrate your city,” said Thomas. “It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the people and bring attention to the unique things that each city offers. We see and hear amazing stories about people and places all over the listening area all the time. It’s really pretty exciting to have a chance to go out and help the communities sing their praises to everyone.”
Thomas went on to add, “There are some fantastic people that live here and we’re proud to have them as a part of our listening audience family. A lot of the national media outlets portray our listening area as being a difficult place to live and crime-ridden, and while we can’t deny facts and figures, we also know that the people who step up for their neighbors time and time again are the people that don’t get equal airtime. We want to talk to, and about, the good people and accomplishments that we know are out there. We want to be there and tell them “thank you” face to face, and let the rest of the listening audience know there are others just like themselves that are a positive force that they can call neighbors and friends.”
For more information on the KAT Country Hometown Road Show, contact Dusty Azevedo at 209-507-8520 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other local stops are planned Tuesday, April 1 in Oakdale at McDonald’s, 1322 E. F St., from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Friday, April 4 in Escalon at MarVal Main Street Market, 1900 McHenry Ave., 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.