When this first posted back on December 3, 2007, Kim Amidon had just been let go from KOST. It’s been 12 years since this posted. For quite a while, this was the most-streamed aircheck on this website. We wondered how listeners would react to hearing this aircheck, from the BEGINNING of the Mark and Kim show all those years ago in the middle of the Summer of 1986. I mean, it WAS a LONG time ago, the year that the ball rolled through Bill Buckner’s feet and allowed the NY Mets to beat the Boston Red Sox in that infamous 1986 World Series. (off topic, now there’s a Bill Buckner doing traffic reports in NYC) Also off topic, speaking of Baseball, that was the last time the Mets won the series… Um, can they even field a winning team these days? We’ll know in a few weeks.
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With all the comments from listeners who really love and miss hearing Kim Amidon on KOST, after her ouster, I thought it would be nice to dig up an aircheck that goes back almost to the beginning. But first, a word from the source.
Mark Wallengren has a few words posted on his blog about Kim, that KOST allowed be printed at the time. Whether it’s sanitized to put a positive spin on a sad occasion, it is up to you to decide… this is CLEAR CHANNEL, after all.
We really can’t post mark’s entire comment on the subject, but I think it’s fair that a few words make it onto this page…
…”She is a remarkable woman and will always remain one of my dearest friends and family members.
We can all speculate and try to wrap our heads around whatever process occurred that concluded that despite all our past and current success her services would no longer be needed. But let us not forget, she broke ground, was feisty, she couldn’t be ignored and is an incredible example to any woman in this business.
Will Kim be o.k.? You bet. Will I be o.k.? Yes. Will the station be o.k.? With your help, absolutely. Will I miss her? What do you think?”
You may read the entire blog by clicking HERE (If it is still available online)
Meantime, while you’re all busy thinking about Kim Amidon, let’s all go back to when it was fresh… at 8:20 scoped, here’s the Mark & Kim Show from 7/2/86
Contributor: Big Apple Airchecks
Comments: Steve West & Mark Wallengren