Tuesday, January 8, 2019

K-C Radio: New Morning Shows Debut For KMJK, KCHZ

Cumulus Media announces that it will launch two new morning shows in Kansas City in January, bringing exciting options for audiences and advertisers and changing the listening landscape for Contemporary Hits and Urban Adult Contemporary fans in Kansas City.

KMJK Magic 107.3 FM debuted its new morning show, Rick and Sasha, nationally syndicated by Westwood One, on Monday. The show will air weekdays from 5:00am-9:00am.

Next Monday, January 14, 2019, Cumulus Kansas City will debut The Bert Show on KCHZ 95.7 The Vibe. Nationally syndicated by Westwood One, The Bert Show will air weekdays from 5:00am-9:00am.

Rick and Sasha features two of the most popular Urban voices in the country - former Hot 105 FM/Miami personality Rick Party and former Kiss 104.1 FM/Atlanta personality Sasha the Diva -- both of whom have major market ratings success and plan to leverage that experience into ratings gold in national syndication. Rick and Sasha will entertain and engage 25-54 Urban AC listeners looking for great music, hot conversation, a connection to community, and interactive discussions, while super-serving females 35-44.

KMJK 107.3 FM (100 Kw) Red=60dBu Coverage Area
Mike McVay, EVP of Content & Programming for Cumulus Media and Westwood One, said: “Rick and Sasha will be the next big stars for the Urban AC format. Stations need programming and talent that can win not just now, but for the next five and 10-year cycles. Rick and Sasha’s on-air chemistry is so natural and memorable. They’re the most exciting duo to hit Urban AC radio in a very long time.”

Program Director Al Payne said: “This show is perfect for Magic 107.3 and for Kansas City. These radio pros deliver real radio for real people, connecting and engaging listeners in a special way unlike any other radio show.  I’m so excited to be a part of this remarkable launch of the next big stars of Urban AC.”

The Bert Show will bring to KCHZ 95.7 The Vibe listeners lots of laughs and authentic, no-holds-barred conversation about the day’s most talked about topics in the pop culture world. The Bert Show offers a unique blend of lifestyle advice, entertainment news, celebrity interviews, humor, on-air community and candid peeks into the personal lives of the on-air cast. Hosted by Bert Weiss and co-hosts Kristin Klingshirn, Davi Crimmins and Moe Mitchell, The Bert Show considers no personal topic off limits, no matter how uncomfortable. The Bert Show is “Real. Funny. Radio.”

The Bert Show replaces  Brodie, who exits after ten years as morning host/APD/MD. He is returning to Myrtle Beach SC to program iHeartMedia CHR WWXM Mix 97.7.

Mike O’Reilly, Program Director, KCHZ 95.7 The Vibe, said: "Blending fun, today's hit music, and what’s trending now is The Bert Show! Bert’s approach to mornings is exactly the shot of adrenaline Kansas City morning radio needs, and the chemistry of the cast is such a natural fit for The Vibe’s millennial DNA."

KCHZ 95.7 FM (98 Kw) Red=60dBu Coverage Area
Donna Baker, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Kansas City, said: “These two significant changes offer Kansas City Urban AC and CHR listeners the best morning radio on the air in their respective formats. I am so proud of our programming team’s collaboration and winning plan to deliver what the audiences of Magic 107.3 and 95.7 The Vibe are asking for.”

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