East Idaho Newsmakers: Retiring Z103 DJ Brad Barlow

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In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with Z103 morning DJ Brad Barlow.

Barlow has been waking up every day at 4:30 a.m. for nearly 20 years but he will soon get to sleep in after announcing that he will be retiring. He’s leaving radio in June to focus on his photography business B2X Photo.

Barlow and Tara Moss have hosted the popular Brad and Tara Show for over 15 years.

Barlow began working weekend shifts at Z103 in 1994 when he was in high school. After graduation, he was hired for an afternoon gig and then promoted to the morning show. He’s had a few different co-hosts through the years but when he was teamed up with Moss in 2000, he says something clicked.

In the ever-changing radio industry, it’s rare to have a team of DJs remain together so long at one station. The pair have “laughed so hard it hurt” and “ugly cried dozens of times” over the years, according to Barlow, and it helps that both were born and raised in Idaho Falls.

Watch the video above to see the entire conversation.

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SUBMIT A CORRECTION