Two favorite cut-ups during the annual KRCO 'takeover' are Bill Zelenka and George Colovos. The day long fund raising event begins at 6 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. next Monday.
The annual 'takeover' of Prineville's country radio station, KRCO, is scheduled for next Monday.
Each year, usually on April Fools Day or as close as possible, the Crook County Rotary Club takes control of the popular radio station. It is a major fund raiser for the club, with proceeds going back to the community by providing scholarships for graduating seniors. The club typically provides three to five scholarships per year.
Money is raised by selling the advertisements to local businesses and by taking "on the air" requests and dedications. Past year have seen pledges for the Rotary disc jockeys singing songs on the air, and being paid not to sing; special dedications to loved ones is another favorite.
Even better source of revenue is the 'gag' dedication to fellow workers, friends or loved ones.
The event begins at 6 a.m. on Monday, April 2, and continues through until 5:30 p.m. Some locally well known personalities will be on hand throughout the day - George Colovos, Mark Severson, County Judge Scott Cooper, Paul Slater, Bill Zelenka, and Gary "the Garbologist" Goodman to name a few.
Several Crook County High School students will also take part, including the Rotary Club's exchange student from Switzerland, Michele Haymoz