Radio KOL (Kids Online)

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Radio KOL
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Branding"Radio KOL"
Slogan"weird. but cool."
First air dateSeptember 2003
Last air dateNovember 29, 2007
FormatContemporary Hit Radio
WebcastRadio KOL Classics
WebsiteRadio KOL

Radio KOL was an internet station that aired on AOL from 2003 to 2007. The show's DJ, Rick Adams, was an immediate hit with kids. The show soon grew to over 1,000,000 listeners.


The show started as an experiment with AOL's new service, KOL or "Kids Online". The show grew quickly to over 1,000,000 listeners per week. It was the first ever live radio show broadcast on AOL for children aged 6 to 15. Adams frequently entertained listeners with guest celebrities visiting the show and a variety of games including "MooBaa", where DJ Rick would give a guest 30 seconds to guess whether an animal he names is a cow (by saying Moo) or a sheep (by saying Baa). There was an AIM tie-in with a chatbot named Felg, who could be used to send song suggestions to DJ Rick.

On November 25, DJ Rick announced AOL would be canceling Radio KOL. Three days later, on November 28, Radio KOL presented its final show. On 13 February 2008, AOL shut down the remaining stream of the archived Radio KOL broadcasts.[1]