The Nightside Project is Back!

Apr 15, 2020, 8:45 AM | Updated: Apr 16, 2020, 12:00 pm


After nearly four years of absence, The Nightside Project is back on KSL NewsRadio for a limited spring season. Hosts Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry made the announcement Wednesday on “Utah’s Morning News.” Since leaving the air in 2016, the Nightside project has continued off-air as one of KSL’s top performing podcasts. “We have such great memories of interactions with the listeners, being live on the air, and that was something that was so special,” said Millard.  “And so we’re looking forward to having that back, even if it’s just for a couple of months.”

The show will air weekdays, starting Wednesday, April 15th, from 6-8 PM. Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News will now wrap at 6 PM, and KSL’s nightly sports show “KSL’s Unrivaled” will continue to air weekdays from 8-9 PM.

A lighter take on the news of the day, Nightside will certainly talk about the biggest stories of the day including the latest on the coronavirus and changes to Utah’s businesses and schools right now. They’ll also revisit Nightside Classics like News Wars, Seriously Thursday Night and Zen Headlines.

The show, which has long held the goal of helping people “end your commute happy,” will now pivot to help listeners end their day happy. During the pandemic, when death tolls seem ever present, KSL has seen that Utahns also have an increased appetite for good news. The Nightside Project will deliver just that.

“I just want people to relax and balance some of the negativity in the world for a couple of hours,” said host Alex Kirry. “That was what we built the show on originally and that won’t change with our limited edition of Nightside.”

In July, Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News will return to its full 3-7 PM time slot, and KSL’s Unrivaled will talk about Utah’s biggest sports stories from 7-9 PM. Until then, you can find the show live every weekday from 6-8 PM on 102.7 FM,, on the KSL NewsRadio app, or by saying “Alexa (or Google), listen to KSL NewsRadio.” You can also listen on-demand on the KSL NewsRadio app.


We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

Image of Ava Saunders, a teen from Heber, Utah, that finally came home from the hospital after bein...

Lindsay Aerts

Heber teen hit in a crosswalk gets warm welcome home

Ava’s Saunders was welcomed home from Primary Children’s Hospital by a police escort and the Wasatch High School Cheer team.

2 hours ago

FILE: Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a rally in Salt Lake City ...

Bridger Beal-Cvetco

RFK Jr. sues Utah lieutenant governor over filing deadline for presidential candidates

Kennedy's campaign argues the early deadline to file signatures violates his First Amendment and 14th Amendment rights.

3 hours ago

Shonie Christensen, domestic violence advocate and survivor, hugs Lindsey Boyer, South Valley Servi...

Don Brinkerhoff

Service for domestic violence survivors expanding in Tooele

South Valley Services in Tooele has seen a spike in the need for services for survivors of domestic violence.

5 hours ago

FILE: New apartments under construction in Herriman are pictured on Feb. 22, 2021....

Adam Small

Utah’s population is growing, even booming

A new report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows Utah's population grew by nearly 56,000 in the past year.

6 hours ago



WATCH: Students describe hearing about active shooter at UNLV

  (CNN) — Las Vegas Metro Police said a suspected shooter on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus “has been located and is deceased.” “This is an active investigation. Please continue to avoid the area and watch for responding emergency units,” police said on X. Police were responding to reports of a shooting with multiple […]

7 hours ago

Image of a mother nursing an infant. Intermountain Health is now offering lactation consultations v...

Britt Johnson

Telehealth lactation consultations now available in Utah

Intermountain's telehealth lactation consultations began during the pandemic, and have since proven a popular alternative.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Human hand holding a protest banner stop vaping message over a crowded street background....

Prosperous Utah Communities

Utah’s Battle to Protect Youth from Vaping Epidemic Faces New Threat as Proposed Rule Threatens Progress

Utah's strict standards of nicotine levels in vaping products are at risk, increasing health hazards associated with use. Read more about how you can advocate for a better future for Utah's youth.

Aerial photo of Bear Lake shoreline with canopies and people camped out on the beach...

Visit Bear Lake

Last-Minute Summer Vacation Planning? Check Out Bear Lake!

Bear Lake is the perfect getaway if you are last-minute summer vacation planning. Enjoy activities with your whole family at this iconic lake.

The Nightside Project is Back!