Friday, September 28, 2018

D/FW Radio: Jeff Miles Lands Mornings At KLUV-FM

Jeff Miles
Classic Hits KLUV 98.7 FM announced Thursday that Jeff Miles will replace Jody Dean as morning-show host.

Dean announced Monday that Friday will be his last day as host of the show, but he stressed that he’s not retiring — and that he’s not even leaving KLUV. But his new role is still a bit of a mystery, according to the Star-Telegram.

Miles, who will host “Miles in the Morning” with — in some good news for fan’s of Dean’s show — Dean’s co-hosts Rebekah Black and David Rancken remaining with the show.

Miles has an extensive background in radio, including stints at KRBV 100.3 FM “Hot 100,” a Top 40 station in the late ‘90s and early 2000s; middays at Top 40 KHKS 106.1 FM “KISS-FM” a few years later; and as a producer for Mark “Hawkeye” Louis and the late Terry Dorsey at country station KSCS 96.3 FM.

Miles other gigs include a relatively recent gig at KCYY-FM in San Antonio, where he was reportedly a popular morning-show host at the country station but left in 2017 to take a gig at Country WKLB-FM in Boston.

Dean had been morning-show host at KLUV since 2005, replacing his mentor, Ron Chapman. It is likely that Miles was not born yet when Dean began his DFW broadcasting career at age 13, volunteering as a monster and makeup/special-effects crewman on “The Museum of Horrors,” a Saturday-night creature-feature show on what was then WBAP Channel 5.

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Aside from a gig at Abilene Christian University and another one at Granbury’s KPAR, nearly all of Dean’s broadcasting career has been in DFW, including a 1987-1994 stretch working with Chapman, at the time a radio powerhouse at KVIL and still considered the dean of DFW jocks long after his retirement.

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