Country Music Radio Station Supporting Listeners Through Tragedy - Palm Springs News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

Palm Desert

Country Music Radio Station Supporting Listeners Through Tragedy

Posted: Updated:
Palm Desert, CA -

"Hey Marina it's Scott with KIX Hot Country," Scott Sear leaves a voicemail for a listener who won tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. He's the marketing and promotions director for KIX Hot Country radio station. Scott says because their station has been with the festival since its inception and is heard from the Salton Sea to Yucca Valley, they gave away dozens of tickets.

The popular country music station broadcasts live from the event every year, he says Route 91 Harvest is the definition of fun, safety is never a concern and is a diverse, family event., "It's our favorite festival, we look forward to it every year," he says. 

He says he had just left the concert when he shooting, "Our main concern was contacting everyone of our listeners to make sure they're okay ... our listeners are family."

So he immediately thought about his staff, loyal listeners and friends who were there and got to work trying to track everyone down to make sure they were okay.

For Scott, that night went on forever, "It felt like my children were there ... I was calling ... I think I stopped texting people probably about 5:30 a.m. so I could get some rest and probably like 6 a.m. I woke up and was right back on it," adding that every okay he got was a celebration, "a smile on my face and then right on the prize sheet a big o.k.."

But he says that feeling didn't last long, "Cause I'm always afraid I'm going to get a family member that jumps on the phone and just in the hospital shot ... so that's what I'm kind of preparing myself for."

He says fortunately, his staff all made it out okay, "He was driving and gunshots were going and next thing you know he has a flat tire ... they had a car full of people they ended up driving about 20 minutes away from the festival just to get away." 

As far as their listeners, there's just one he hasn't been able to reach, but for him, one is too many, so while he thinks she's okay, he'll keep trying to reach her until he hears her voice.

"Um, just wanted to give you a call again and just to make sure you are fine and everything is good,"We're not going to back down."

Scott says he and his staff are committed to supporting their extended family of loyal listeners and everyone affected by this tragedy. It's clear KIX Hot Country is all heart.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Joshua Tree National Park

    Missing Hikers Bodies Found Embracing Each Other

    Missing Hikers Bodies Found Embracing Each Other

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:26:38 GMT

    Two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree on Sunday are believed to be of the hikers missing since July, Joseph Orbeso of Lakewood and Rachel Nguyen of Westminster.  While the San Bernardio County Sheriff's Department says the bodies are at the coroner's office awaiting autopsies and identification, Orbeso's, Gilbert confirmed to KMIR News over the phone the bodies of his son and girlfriend were found in a remote area of Joshua Tree. Orbeso said clothing, water bottles and...

    Two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree on Sunday are believed to be of the hikers missing since July, Joseph Orbeso of Lakewood and Rachel Nguyen of Westminster.  While the San Bernardio County Sheriff's Department says the bodies are at the coroner's office awaiting autopsies and identification, Orbeso's, Gilbert confirmed to KMIR News over the phone the bodies of his son and girlfriend were found in a remote area of Joshua Tree. Orbeso said clothing, water bottles and...

  • Coachella

    Man Killed in Coachella Crash Identified

    Man Killed in Coachella Crash Identified

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:57:05 GMT

    County coroners Wednesday released the name of a man killed in a two-car Coachella crash.

    County coroners Wednesday released the name of a man killed in a two-car Coachella crash.

  • Coachella

    Coachella Valley Native Killed Fighting Napa Fire

    Coachella Valley Native Killed Fighting Napa Fire

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:33:51 GMT
    Firefighter Garrett Paiz, a native of the Coachella Valley died in Napa, fighting the fires in Northern California.   On Monday afternoon, Garrett's mother Judi received the call every firefighter's mother dreads, "He says I'm from the Napa Sheriff's Department there's been an accident, and remember just dropping the phone."  The voice on the other end told Judi her 38-year-old son, a contract firefighter was killed when his fire tender truck overt...
    Firefighter Garrett Paiz, a native of the Coachella Valley died in Napa, fighting the fires in Northern California.   On Monday afternoon, Garrett's mother Judi received the call every firefighter's mother dreads, "He says I'm from the Napa Sheriff's Department there's been an accident, and remember just dropping the phone."  The voice on the other end told Judi her 38-year-old son, a contract firefighter was killed when his fire tender truck overt...
Powered by Frankly