IdahoRadioNews: Changes in sports radio

Another change is coming to the Boise radio dial. KINF-AM 730 will pick up the ESPN Radio contract in the market, effective January 1, according to the station.

The lineup has not yet been announced by Impact Radio, which owns the station. The move will force some changes at KTIK/93-1 The Ticket – which currently has the ESPN contract in the market. Jeff Caves, the station’s afternoon host, said he could not comment – but Impact GM Darrell Calton told me that 730 AM will be the exclusive home for ESPN content.

KTIK, for now, still has its tentpoles: Jim Rome (syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks), and local afternoon show Idaho Sports Talk.

In October, KTIK’s owner Cumulus announced it would drop ESPN in favor of CBS Sports Radio in 47 markets.

KINF-AM currently airs news/talk programming. This move will give the Boise market three major sports stations, along with KFXD/Sports 630.

Standard disclosure: Don Day wrote the blog for more than six years and currently manages digital sales & products for KTVB.

Get Your Think On

The Boise Advertising Federation is presenting its first guest speaker of the 2012/2013 season on Thursday, November 29th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Paul Matthaeus, founder, chief creative officer Digital Kitchen®

After spending 15 years in the ad agency business, Paul Matthaeus founded Digital Kitchen® in 1995 with the mission to apply entertainment principles to brands–and in turn–branding principles to entertainment. With training in photography, filmmaking and advertising and marketing communications–Matthaeus aimed to advance broader experimentation and creativity in full-motion electronic media (digital filmmaking), leveraged with an uncommon faculty for strategic marketing.

And for those who want to know all of the logistics and whatnot:

Date: Thursday, November 29th | 11:30a.m – 1:00p.m.
Location: Beside Bardenay, 612 Grove St. | Boise, ID 83702
Members: $20*
Non-Members: $25*

*Taco bar lunch included.

Job Opening: Interactive Designer

Drake Cooper

Drake CooperDrake Cooper in Boise is looking for someone to join their team as an Interactive Designer. From their website:

Drake Cooper is seeking a full-time interactive designer to lead digital design and develop compelling and creative interactive projects. Someone who brings with them exceptional understanding of visual design and the ability to take concepts and produce designs in a variety of digital media. Duties will include visual design, creating prototypes, wireframes or mockups; front-end development, banner ads and online advertising.

The ideal candidate must be organized, highly creative, energetic, and possess a true passion for digital design. The ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment is critical to this position.

Additional details and how to apply can be found in the job listing on their website.

Hanna & Associates gets American Gaming Association award

Hanna & Associates in Coeur d’Alene was recognized last month by the American Gaming Association at their 12th annual American Gaming Association Communications Awards in Las Vegas.

Their work for Northern Quest Resort & Casino won a Gaming Voice Award for best website, besting other entrants such as MGM Resorts International, Bally’s Corporation and Mandalay Bay Resort.


New Hires at Mitchell + Palmer

Mitchell + Palmer has added two new faces that their crew, CFO, Dirk Robinson, and Designer, Josh Smith.

From the folks at M+P:

Robinson cut his teeth at Wieden + Kennedy, the “Just Do It” agency, who sent him to work at their offices in London and the Netherlands. He also served as Finance Director at several firms in Amsterdam, including 180 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Worldwide and The Reeves Agency, and he filled the role of interim CFO at 72andSunny in Los Angeles. Throughout his travels, Robinson pursued his passion as a classically trained operatic tenor. He now performs with Opera Idaho.

Smith is a man of many talents, from design to educational technology. His work has shined for the Walt Disney Company, MTV, VH1, HBO, Showtime, Nickelodeon, and Snoop Dogg. Holding degrees in music, business, and technology, Smith brings high taste and ingenuity to the Mitchell + Palmer family.

Congratulations to both.