WSB-FM B98.5 is seeking a new morning show with the pending departure of Vikki Locke and Kelly Stevens. The final show will air June 21 for Locke with Stevens going solo until June 28.
Locke, according to Rodney Ho at ajc.com, plans to spend more time with an ailing father in
and start her own media training/consulting/PR company.
for making a Buckeye feel like a Southerner for the last 25 years,” Locke said
in the press release. “After years of waking up at 3 a.m., I’m excited about
starting this new chapter.”
Locke has been with B98.5 the past five years after a 19-year stint with Star 94. She was paired with Steve McCoy as a highly successful duo most of that time until 2010, when B98.5 replaced McCoy with Stevens.
This is Stevens' second stint with B98.5. Stevens was part of a long-time morning team on B98.5 with Alpha Trivette. Stevens, who was severely injured last year in a wrong-way car accident but survived, couldn't be reached for comment.
The station is ranked No. 4 in the market, tops among pop stations and No. 1 during mid-days. The Vikki and Kelly morning show in May Arbitrons ranked seventh overall.
A nationwide search for a new morning show begins immediately, said Chris Eagan, the program director.