Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sacramento TV Newsman Returning To Radio Roots

Walt Gray, who has reported on and anchored news and sports coverage at Sacramento television station Channel 3 (KCRA) for nearly a quarter century, confirmed Monday that he will leave next month to take a job with Sacramento radio station 96.9 FM (KSEG) – otherwise known as The Eagle, "Sacramento's classic rock" station.

According to Mark Glover at sacbee.com, Gray’s last day with Channel 3 will be Oct. 19. On Oct. 22, he will begin hosting a new morning program at KSEG.

Curtiss Johnson, KSEG station manager and program director, said the new show will be called "The Walt Gray Show," with Kat Maudru, a longtime KSEG morning show host who has been with The Eagle since it launched in 1990.

The new show will air weekdays from 5:30 to 10 a.m.

Lori Waldon, KCRA news director, broke the news to the Channel 3 staff "with mixed emotions." Her e-mail announcement said: "Walt has been a tremendous asset to KCRA 3. Now, Walt is taking on a new and exciting challenge in his career. Walt has accepted a new position at Entercom Radio, "The Eagle" 96.9. The station is creating a morning team and they tapped Walt to do it – knowing he'd be the perfect fit."

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