Saturday, February 18, 2017

St. Louis Radio: KTRS Adds Jon Grayson, Doug McElvein

Jon Grayson
Jon Grayson, longime overnight host on KMOX 1120 AM has exited for a daytime on-air job at KTRS 550 AM.

KTRS officials announced Friday that Grayson, a 16-year veteran of KMOX, will take over the 10 a.m. to noon shift at "The Big 550" starting March 13.

The slot had been filled by Martin Kilcoyne and Randi Naughton, until Kilcoyne jumped to KFNS-AM 590 this week.

Grayson began his radio career while in college and has hosted general interest, politics and sports shows during his 29 years in the business. A highlight of his career was his coverage of war-torn Iraq during his tour of that country in 2006. He has also hosted an overnight nationally syndicated program, Overnight America, since 2012.

“We’re excited to have a talent of Jon’s caliber joining our on-air team at KTRS,” general manager Mark Dorsey said. "His personality and wit are a great fit for what our listeners have come to expect ... ."

At the start of the year, Grayson's syndication deal with the Westwood One network ended.

KTRS 550 AM (5 Kw, DA-N)
KTRS also announced Wednesday that it had hired Doug McElvein, another former KMOX host. He'll work a variety of shifts at KTRS.

McElvein had been at KMOX for more than 22 years, 17 years as a host of "Total Information AM," before getting layed-off 13 months ago.

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