KLPZ’s flagship morning show will be back on the air on July 12th after a summer break. Host Keith Douglas has been spending a few weeks at the family ranch in North Dakota with his mother, brother and family, doing maintenance work on the property and helping take care of tasks that have been waiting for him.
The KLPZ morning show has been on the air for 30 years this year, hosted live by the husband-wife team of Keith and Juanita every weekday morning on 1380am. In 1992, Keith was hired from KZRX in Phoenix. He’d never been to Parker before and didn’t know anything about it when he arrived. But he took to it, not only as a town and a place to call home, but as an employee who liked working at KLPZ enough that he later bought the station from its owner Chuck Scofield. He was originally to be one of two co-hosts of the morning show, but in a very short space of time began to host the show alone. He had several sidekicks over the years, but the one who lasted was his girlfriend – later wife – Juanita.
As one of the few stations with live, local content still around, KLPZ has consistently ranked in the top three stations as measured by ratings agencies like Arbitron and Nielson, in the region which includes Lake Havasu City, Quartzsite, Salome and Blythe. In addition to radio, KLPZ runs Parker Live, the annual FLOG tournament (coming up July 16th) and the annual 12 Days of Christmas promotion.
To this day, the morning show can be heard weekdays from 6am to 10am on your radio at 1380am, and online at KLPZ1380.com. The morning show will return Tuesday, July 12th.