“Rosie on the House” – Arizona’s most listened-to weekend radio broadcast will feature the town of Payson throughout July.
Originally started by contractor and home builder Rosie Romero as a home improvement program in 1988, Rosie on the House is now a weekly 4-hour live radio broadcast and covers many tops including the:
• 7 a.m. - "Arizona Staycation" Hour
• 8 a.m. - "Outdoor Living" Hour
• 9 a.m. - "Around the House" Hour
• 10 a.m. - "Open House" Hour
The “Arizona Staycation” portion of the program was created by Romero in 2010 and has grown into a staple of the broadcast. Born out of the intent to boost local economies by highlighting different parts of Arizona each month, the Staycation program also serves to introduce different areas of Arizona to listeners.
Past Staycations have included Yavapai Lounge on the South Rim, Molly Butler Lodge in Greer, Ramsey Canyon Inn in Sierra Vista, and the featured destination this month is Kohl’s Ranch Lodge in Payson.
Peoria resident Debby L. and family will travel for a two-day stay at Kohl’s Ranch Lodge in Payson and be featured in the July 20 broadcast. The prize includes a vehicle of the winner’s choice for the weekend provided by Sanderson Ford of Glendale from the dealer’s demo lot, a $250 pre-paid Visa gift card, travel bag with Arizona Highways merchandise and locally made gifts and snacks.
In a recent broadcast listeners were formally introduced to the Town of Payson and its notable history, as well as unique aspects of the area and the town itself. The program this month has also looked
at what makes Payson one of the most popular summer destinations in the state.
“Rosie on the House” is syndicated by Skyview Networks. Those unable to receive a signal from its Northern Arizona Radio Affiliates KAFF-930AM/93.5 FM (Flagstaff), KAZM-780AM (Sedona), and KQNA-1130AM/99.9 FM (Prescott) all stations offer streaming services allowing you to listen to the show live. Podcast will be available on iTunes Saturday afternoon.