Remembering KMMS Morning Host George Carter [Listen]
AM 1450 KMMS went on the air in 1992 as a locally owned radio station. The first morning show host was George Carter (above).
George passed away the first part of August.
George hosted the morning show from 1992 until 2008 or early 2009. He’s the reason you have Rush Limbaugh and other quality talk radio programing.
George was a radio innovator. He went to Helena each year to report and interview members of the Montana Legislator while they were meeting.
Tom Egelhoff, Jennifer Bordy and Jacobus Hollewijn reminisce about their connections with George (Listen to interview below)
Open Range was a local program on KMMS that aired weekdays 4-6 PM between 2004 and 2008. Each day there were two hosts talking about local, national, and international issues.
Unfortunately, it was not a ratings winner for the station and was short lived.
Bridging The Gap
This was a two-hour show hosted by Bozeman High School Students. Each Saturday they explored national and local issues.
Being young George discovered that they were some what unreliable as far a show prep and who was going to show up.
I eventually took over their spot in 2005.
Some Final Thoughts
George Carter gave me a shot at radio and I’ve lasted 15 years so far. Mostly probably because I work cheap.
Open for Business went on the air in July of 2004 at 6 AM on Sunday Mornings for an hour. It was the best thing he could have done for me.
I learned a lot in the six months or so I was there. Then I moved to 5PM on Saturday and finally a couple of years later to my current prime time spot of 11AM to 2PM.
I owe George Carter a lot that I will never be able to repay. For those of you who were fortunate enough to know and were fans he is greatly missed.
He was Bozeman morning radio and he set the bar very high.