I've been a loyal KFYI listener from the very beginning - literally Day 1. It used to be a great station to listen to. Not anymore - and there's one reason I'm tuning to another talk station: I loathe the male erection ads that seem to run endlessly on 550. All morning, all afternoon, all night. Other local talk radio stations do not have these ads. What does KFYI think? that their listeners can't get a boner? Bye bye. Let us know when you've become a serious, listenable station. I'm no prude, but c'mon! Oh, for the glorious days of the Beer Baron...
Review by AllGuide1 year ago
Listen every day to Rush, Hannity and James T Harris. JT is the best! So happy to finally have someone good in the 4-6 time slot as I was not a fan of Broomhead or that idiot that was in that slot for a while.
Review by Histerio Rumtac2 years ago
James T Harris is one incredible host. My wife and I both love him and try to always listen to him when possible. I think we will put him on by the pool. He is always first to get to the real truth and motives of the topic. His humor is actually funny because he is not afraid to break the barriers of stifling political correctness. I you ever get rid of him we are gone. He is the best we have ever heard on the radio!
Review by ImThxo2 years ago
To iheart radio, shove it. I'm not going to register my PAID FOR email address (not yahoooooo) so you can shop it around or deluge my email with unwanted emails for advertisers. So, you have now prevented me from listening to kfyi, bfd! Repeat, shove it. Advertisers please take note.
Review by PHolt DeAugustine2 years ago
James t Harris is doing nothing but lieing his entire show. Get rid of this idiot and ill listen again.
Review by Jefraud2 years ago
Can't stand Chris Merrill... used to listen to KFYI after 4p, but once he came along, I signed up for SiriusXM to have something to listen to after Rush and Hannity. Will give the new guy a try...
Review by Montelle2 years ago
Thanks for getting rid of Chris Merrill. He was an immediate channel change as soon as I heard his voice. There is a liberal station in town where he will be welcomed with open arms. Trump says and does many dumb things, and deserves criticism, however Merrill was all about constant mockery and bashing of Trump, and worse, his supporters, portraying them all as knuckle dragging trailer trash klansmen. The truth is, plenty of very normal people put up with Trumps stupid comments because actions speak louder than words, and despite the media insanity, things are going the right way with Trump, much more so than if Hillary had won. We want to hear "conservative" talk on a conservative station.
Review by Vikranth2 years ago
Thank goodness Chris Merrill is out! I can't believe how long he lasted. It was hard to listen to his stupid idiot talk and unpopular liberal opinions, he caused me to stopped listening to my favorite rush hour drive time talk show. Now I enjoy listening to John so I'm back tuning and listening!
Review by Mads Thilakaraj3 years ago
Just discovered Rob Carson couple of weeks ago. Finally someone I can listen to. For years ( going back to Bruce Jacobs) I was an avid listener of afternoon KFYI until Chris Merrill came on the air. I got so tired of his constant digs at Trump or the people who voted for him that I gave up on KFYI. Trump is definitely not perfect. But listening to Merrill I never had to wait long for a dig about Trump or how his followers were more or less knuckle dragging racists. Man o man. Give it a rest! Then I read about the "new guy", Rob Carson. So I tried KFYI again. Ahhhhh! That's more like it. His schtick kind of reminds of the good ole days with Bruce. Kind of "in your face- tell it like it is" without being insulting to one's intelligence. Carson keeps indicating he is only filling in so I can only hope he sticks around!
Review by Balaskó3 years ago
Love Mike Broomhead in the morning. Listened this afternoon on the way home from work to some guy, Ryan Borman? Awful! Turned the radio to another station and when he's on, I won't listen to him. Anti Trump, anti Conservative, anti Congress, etc. This guys a loser! Wasn't crazy about Chris Merrill because he kept making rude comments and interrupting everyone but, PLEASE, find someone worthy of filling his spot!
Review by Sensenbrenner3 years ago
Agree that it is soooo good that Chris Merrill is gone! He broke up my listening day as I love Broomhead, Limbaugh and Hannity but would immediately change stations once Merrill came on. He was a buffoon. I'm fine with all the subs that have been on the air during Merrill's absence.
Review by Rangesh3 years ago
I listen closely to Limbaugh, he sounds weird these days. Seriously, it is sort of as if he is in the initial phases of Alzheimer's. I wonder if all the negative thoughts have caused some neuronal destruction. He should retire, it will get worse.
Review by Shainen3 years ago
I enjoy listening to Broomhead, Limbaugh and Hannity. Chris Merrill thinks he is funny. His humor is sophomoric at best, but in most instances it is moronic. He also leaves out pertinent information when he goes on his tirades. I use to listen to Merrill for 15 minutes, then it was down to 10 and then 5, now I just turn off the station once he gets on. He comes out with garbage that he "hates them all" as if he has no interest in either political party. Yeah right. Merrill is a liberal and is on the wrong station. When Trump was running for president, 9 out 10 times he was bashing Trump and the 1 time out of 10 when it came to Clinton, it was just light criticism of Clinton.
Review by Blucky3 years ago
It's a great station except for Chris Merrill He. Stinks can't stand him. It's my go to station until 4 then I have to turn the channel can't stand to listen to him!!!!! Please get rid of this buffoon!
Review by Thanhnhan3 years ago
Great line up EXCEPT Chris Merrill. This guy is awful. He must have pictures of the KFYI owner sleeping with a goat.
Review by DrPhysic Maltrotti3 years ago
I happen to catch a part of this mornings show.....All I heard was BLACK,BLACK,BLACK! I'M BLACK,WE BLACK, & SOME MOCKING SLANG TALK! Lately Broomhead has been sounding like a "Bitter Bigot" a Good Ol' Florida Boy. A #1 Trump Supporter! It's pretty much a daily routine now. ......YOUR MORNING SHOW SUCKS!
Review by Paul Hickman4 years ago
I would give you 5 stars but can't stand Chris Merrell! Mike Broomhead, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity are great. After 4pm, I can't stand so I tune to another station. Get rid of the leftist Merrell.
Review by DanielleD Melov5 years ago
RIDDLE: How do you dumb down a radio station?
ANSWER: Hire Chris Merrill!
Review by Osayi6 years ago
Simply the best radio station in Phoenix for news and information! Love their lineup.
Review by Oscar Mary6 years ago
KFYI 550AM is mainly a right-leaning conservative station. Most of the programs are ideologically conservative. Some of it however is not at all related to politics and deals with current affairs.
Pros: KFYI 550 AM is a great supporter of local businesses and often the hosts themselves vouch for many of the local businesses. Ads are predominantly for local businesses.
There are too many ads and they occur too often.
Sometimes the hosts delve upon minor issues for too long. Also in order to emphasize their point, they repeat the same message too often. That is great to drive home the point - if you are not very smart. But most people would find it unnecessary repetition.
Also, sometimes the hosts, programs and messages border on the ultra-conservative.
Review by MaiKar Edgeworth9 years ago
The above blowhard liberals above me like to listen to fantasy radio where Obama is truly our President. However life is not a fantasy and Obama is the Emperor and his transparent policies are his clothes. But to my point, I like Barry Young. He's smart, intuitive and provokes thought and keeps me tuned. Barry Markson his on again off again fill in sucks. When I hear his voice its time to change the station. Even Bruce Jacobs banter was head and shoulders above B.M. Give him the boot. I'll take Mike Jerecki over B.M. His initials pretty much sum him up.
Review by Cedas Zingalie9 years ago
Pay no attention to the review by iain B., this radio station is Very Good. It is a master's degree in political science and a doctorate in COMMON SENSE! Which is what conservatism really is when you peel off all the BS stickers and labels the confused and easily misled like to slap onto conservative thinkers or speakers.
I started listening to the station a couple days after 9/11 when I realized CNN, NBC and the rest of the alphabet media was just recycling the SAME OLD news footage of the towers crumbling over and over ad nauseum minus any real information. I wanted to know more about these enemies of my beloved country! (that I didn't even know I had, thanks to the sissified mainstream media) What kind of people would commit this kind of atrocity? Why did the Towers pancake so badly? The who, what, where, how, and why of real journalism was supplied by the various hosts and guests on KFYI. Ten years later, I am still a loyal listener. Yes, the commercials are annoying, and sometimes ludicrous - But aren't they all?
KFYI will give you information and knowledge, not edited, censored, and politically correct pablum like the mainstream news stations deliver - If you are woman or man enough to take it.....I suggest listening to the station daily for just a couple weeks to see if you like it.
Review by Mootooramen Schear9 years ago
Nothing but reckless far-right rhetoric, lies, & spin! Constant Democrat & Obama-bashing. Instead, listen to 1480 AM KPHX! "Progressive" Talk Radio in Phoenix! Stephanie Miller in the Mornings, then Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes in the afternoon.
Review by KazukiTakayama11 years ago
Ditto on the Coast to Coast AM. It sucks that Premiere Radio Networks (are they owned by Clear Channel?) syndicates the show, because I hate having to go to the Dark Side to listen to George Noory. What I think's really funny about some of the local KFYI hosts, especially the fill-in hosts, is that Clear Channel is too cheap to give them their own e-mail addresses, so when you listen to their shows, they give a generic Yahoo e-mail address like they're amateurs. (Which, of course, they are, otherwise they'd have an official Clear Channel e-mail address.) Most Arizona natives, of course, know that pre-Clear Channel, pre-Rush KFYI used to be a cool station when they had the likes of Earl Baldwin, Tom Leykis, and some of their colorful overnight hosts. Now, it's like everyone's a carbon copy of Rush and Hannity, except for George Noory and "Coast to Coast AM," which is syndicated. Clear Channel really drove KFYI into the ground.
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