Top 10 Redrock Morning Shows
Interviews about high school sports, local schools, county politics, and redistricting were among the top listened-to programs of the Redrock Morning Show in 2021.
The San Juan Record, along with Redrock Radio, launched the Redrock Morning show in November 2020, meaning 2021 was the first full calendar year with the week-day news program.
The morning show is broadcast on 92.7 FM each weekday at 9 a.m. and features news for the Four Corners area, with particular emphasis on San Juan County.
In addition to the live broadcast, the show is recorded and available as a podcast for audiences to listen to at their leisure.
According to available metrics, the following were the top 10 most downloaded shows of 2021.
The number one most downloaded morning show in 2021 featured a conversation with San Juan Head Football Coach Barkley Christensen.
The interview recounts the Broncos state championship run with Coach Christensen. The Broncos finished the season 12-1 on the year and the 2A Utah state champions
The second most downloaded show in 2021 featured a conversation with San Juan School District Human Resources Administrator Matthew Keyes. The school district canceled classes late on December 16 in response to a viral challenge that warned of potential attacks in public schools across the US.
Keyes explains the decision to move the schools to remote learning for the day was made in connection to a threat found at one district school, and an attempt to leave a homemade explosive device at a different school.
The third most downloaded show was also a conversation with Bronco Coach Christensen. The interview took place days before the Broncos faced Beaver in the state championship game.
After winning back-to-back state championships, the Beavers were defeated by San Juan 34-21. The full radio broadcast of the championship game was number 11 on this list.
The November 12 show featured a discussion of the Grand County decision to increase staff pay in response to increased visitation to the area. The show also featured a report about the San Juan County Commission opting out of signing an Op-Ed announcing regional support of the Bears Ears National Monument.
The fifth most downloaded Redrock Morning Show of 2021 featured reports regarding flooding in the Moab area following the summer’s devastating Pack Creek Fire. The show reported that the Town of Bluff and nonprofit Utah Diné Bikéyah had finalized a deal to jointly purchase the old Bluff Elementary School. The show also had a report about Montezuma County, CO approving a Solar Farm.
The show featured an interview of San Juan Public Health Director Grant Sunada. In addition to an introduction to the community, Sunada discussed public health and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The show also featured a report about the Montezuma-Cortez School District decision to shut down in-person learning for a week and a half in response to increased community COVID cases.
A conversation with Shandiin Herrera, Director of the new TséBii‘Ndzisgaii Community Center in Monument Valley. Herrera discussed her journey from Monument Valley to Duke University before returning home during the pandemic, where she helped administer aid through the Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund. She also discussed opening the TséBii‘Ndzisgaii Community Center.
The eighth most downloaded show of 2021 was a conversation with the chair of the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission, Rex Facer. Facer discussed the commission work to prepare and present maps that balance Utah populations in voting districts for the next decade, Facer also discussed their planned visit to Monticello. The show also featured a report of a $10,000 reward offered for information related to the double homicide of two Moab women in August.
The ninth most downloaded show of 2021 featured a report of Blanding City Council hopes for county redistricting. The council asked the San Juan County Commission to avoid splitting the 84511 zip code among three commission districts in their work to re-district San Juan County. The show also featured reports about the new clinic opened in Spanish Valley by San Juan Health.
The 10th most downloaded show of 2021 was a preview of the San Juan County Fair with Fair Director Anna Fredericks.
The Redrock Morning show is broadcast every weekday morning at 9 a.m. on 92.7 FM and online at Redrock92.com. The show is also available in podcast format on the website and in most places you can listen to podcasts.