Chet Buchanan is the host and creator of 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo! Since it’s inception in 1999 it has consistently been one of the highest rated and most beloved radio shows in Las Vegas. In addition to anchoring the morning show, which he was named “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal for, Chet can be seen just about everywhere in Las Vegas.
Many Las Vegans know Chet from his work on the court at UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Basketball games, appearing as a frequent contributor on Fox 5’s “More at Four,” or holding down a packed schedule hosting multiple corporate, civic, and charity events.
Chet is also the brains behind the annual Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo Toy Drive, where he lives and broadcasts live on top of 30 foot scaffolding for 12 days straight to raise toys for thousands of Las Vegas children. Since it’s inception, the 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo Toy Drive has grown to become recognized as “The World’s Largest Single Location Toy Drive” and in 2010 filled (14) 50 foot semi trailers, as well as collecting over 2,000 bicycles, and raising over $145,000 in gift cards.
Back in 2008, Johnny Benjamin suffered from an schizoaffective disorder and almost jumped off a bridge in a suicide attempt… Thankfully, a bystander named Niel Laybourn spent 25 minutes talking Johnny into safely walking off the bridge! Nine years later, the two are now best friends and finished the 2017 London marathon together…It’s Today’s “Good Feeling Story of the Day”
Michael Jackson really wanted to play Spider-Man in a movie, but he knew he’d never get cast . . . so in the ’90s, he actually tried to BUY Marvel Comics to make it happen.
Every Thursday The World’s Greatest Psychic Gary Spivey helps Vegas with its spiritual and supernatural questions and issues. Sandra’s grandmother passed away eleven years ago and wants to check up on her… Elaine has been waiting for a job promotion, but so much drama has been going on at work lately, she doesn’t know if it will still happen… Rosie has been separated from her husband for the past six months, is it over or will they work things out?
Today’s story features Sammich’s friend “Rico” who probably had the Worst Spring Break Ever! Poor Rico ended his trip with no wallet, a broken hand, and he gave his only pair of shoes to the locals….
Back in 2003, Tim Burrow lost his wallet at the Reading Music Festival in London. Obviously, since then Tim has moved on in life and hasn’t thought about his wallet in years… until two days ago.
Do you want a chance to win up to $1,448? All you have to do is call 702-364-9898 at 7:25am for a chance to play Spence’s Challenge! It’s a five question pop culture trivia game, and if you tie Spence, you’ll win $448, but we’ll throw in an extra $1,000 if you can beat him! Practice, Play, Win!
Until 2001, the employees at Disney World who dress up as the characters couldn’t wear their own underwear underneath the costumes . . . they had to wear shared underwear. After enough pubic lice cases, Disney changed the policy.
P1 Angela, who was too shy to come onto the show yesterday, emailed Chet asking for some advice… At a family Easter reunion, she accidently learned that her husband (who was adopted as a child) is actually her second cousin! Now her marriage is so awkward that she’s worried they might get a divorce… Angela called in today to explain how things are going.
Five Questions… 30 Seconds… One opportunity to win up to $1423… Will you win next? Spence won his 14th in a row today, but you can beat him! Just listen, practice, and play!
When a 17 year old girl in South Carolina with cancer couldn’t go to prom, her friends brought prom to her!