Do you know the legend that is Frank Rizzo (he would make a joke right now about it being in his own mind –lol)? You have probably heard him on KSOM 96.5 out of Atlantic in your early morning rush. He is the host of KSOM Mornings. Maybe you also know him from his real life with kids and wife and seeing him out and about announcing at things like Relay for Life events, PEO Trivia Nights, or town parades. Yes, he’s that guy. That good guy. That good, funny guy.
Well, Frank belongs to a Facebook group for radio folks, as he puts it, and saw the call for submissions to Nails and Tracey’s Radio Star 2020. In true Frank form, he said he hadn’t had enough rejection lately so he sent in a clip of one of his shows and forgot about it. Fast-forward to today and not only did they love Frank’s submission but they asked people to vote for the top 10 radio stars and Frank has officially made the top 10! And friends, this is no small feat, he is up against people from all over the world! The Top 10 includes people from the UK, Trinidad, Georgia, Detroit, Canada, and our very own Carson, Iowa boy, Frank!
Each round involves voting by the masses and if you feel the urge to help our local boy out, you can do just that! The next round starts tomorrow, August 8 and they narrow down to 7. If Frank wins, he would get a year of coaching from the On Air Radio Announces Nails and Tracey. This is where the power of small towns and our county come into play. Your vote can put him past all those big-city announcers that don’t personally know all their listeners.
Here’s the link to see all of the top 10 and here Frank’s minute fifty: Radio Star 2020.
Not only are we very proud to call Frank one of our own, but here he is in a world-wide competition and winning! Let’s help see that through. The power of Pottawattamie can make it happen!
Way to make Pott. Co. proud, Frank Rizzo! We’ll be cheering and voting for you!