Monday, June 8, 2015

Baltimore Radio: Kirk McEwen Returns To WIYY 98 Rock

Kirk McEwen
Popular Baltimore personality Kirk McEwen is returning to host WIYY 97.9 FM 98 Rock’s 3pm-7pm show. The move represents a homecoming for McEwen, who was the long time co-host of 98 Rock’s dominant morning show. McEwen will also take the lead in hosting 98 Rock’s Ravens-related programming.

“It feels like my last name was, From 98 Rock”, says McEwen.  “Everywhere I go, people still say, ‘hey, aren’t you Kirk from 98 Rock?’ I couldn’t be more excited to come back to the station where I got my start! I’ve got a lot of pent up energy and I’m ready to unleash it on Baltimore.”

In a related move, veteran 98 Rock personality Amelia will move from her afternoon slot to the10am-3pm Midday show vacated by the Friday's retirement of 38 year radio host, Sarah Fleischer.

98 Rock Program Director, Rick Strauss commented “We spoke with candidates from across the country.  After searching far and wide, it became obvious that Amelia’s 14 year history with 98 Rock and her popularity with our listeners made her the clear choice to take over for Sarah.”

Cary Pahigian, President and General Manager of 98 Rock adds, “98 Rock has a history of creating a dynamic lineup of personalities that are uniquely Baltimore.  Kirk joins Amelia, Justin, Scott and Spiegel and makes 98 Rock a true powerhouse of music, fun and football.”

WIYY 97.9 FM (13.5 Kw) Red=Local Coverage Area
McEwen left WIYY in 2006 to join  Tampa's WHFS, 98.7 The Fan.

98 Rock is the FM home of the Baltimore Ravens and is heard on 97.9FM, at and on the 98 Rock mobile app.

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