Special Programs

Special Programs


Up Close
Fridays 10-11 AM – Call in Live

The Up Close Show is the only locally originated Call-In Talk show in the Morongo Basin. Hosted by Gary Daigneault for over 24 years this popular program can be heard every Friday from 10-11AM.

Some weeks the show has a featured guest and topic but many weeks the forum is open to discuss whatever is on the mind of local citizens.

You can join the discussion each week. Call in live 760-366-8471. Or you can even direct your questions and letters to Gary in advance by emailing him at z1077fm@gmail.com.

For the convenience of our listeners who can’t tune in live the shows are available by podcast in the iTunes store, just search or click below to listen live on your computer!

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Local Music Showcase
Sundays 4-5 PM

Featuring the Eclectic Sounds of Local Artists…

Did you know the Morongo Basin is full of talented musicians? Tune in each Sunday 4-6 pm to hear the unique sounds of the desert on the only Morongo Basin program just for local artists!

Each week, Pat Michaels brings you new releases, a wide variety of musical genres, a calendar of live music events, guest interviews and even live performances by local musicians.

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Many Moods of Ben Vaughn
Sundays 3-4 PM

Ben Vaughn is a man of many moods — and many hats. His show is currently heard in seven markets and is now proud to be part of the Z107.7 family.

As a recording artist, Ben Vaughn has released ten albums to date (including Rambler ’65, recorded entirely in his car). In the world of TV and film, Vaughn created the musical identity for sitcoms That ’70s Show and 3rd Rock from the Sun, and produced soundtrack music for Swingers. Behind the studio glass, he helmed records by artists as diverse as Ween, Arthur Alexander and Los Straitjackets.

But Ben’s first love was radio. And through the years, he has kept a close relationship with the medium, producing segments for The World Cafe, guest hosting on KCRW and frequently appearing as a guest commentator on Fresh Air. Now Ben produces and hosts The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn, a weekly, hour-long eclectic mix of music featuring rock, blues, jazz, folk, soul, R & B, country, bossa nova, movie soundtracks, easy listening and more, all peppered with his twisted musicological slant.

“With Ben’s musical history, it should come as no surprise that his radio show would span the gamut,” says Bruce Warren, WXPN Philadelphia program director. “Each week our listeners are able to hear an hourly mix of artists like The Stooges, Henry Mancini, Merle Haggard and Nina Simone. I mean, come on, where else are you going to hear anything like that? This is truly remarkable radio.”

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Hot Mix
Saturdays 8 PM-12 AM

Hot Mix has today’s hottest hit music mixed beat-to-beat and back-to-back.

Featuring hits from artists such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Adele, Usher, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and much more!


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