Brian Oake New Morning Show Host At KTCZ
BT Remains At Cities97 In New Role
March 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Triple A KTCZ (CITIES 97)/MINNEAPOLIS announced TODAY (3/12) that BRIAN OAKE has been named the new morning show host, effective mid-APRIL. OAKE will host the morning show weekdays from 6-11a.
OAKE, who currently hosts weekday afternoons, will continue to host this summer’s Oake On The Water broadcasts (every THURSDAY afternoon, MAY 24th-AUGUST 30th). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Oake On The Water lakeside tour, which will feature live music performances at each stop.
"I feel truly fortunate to have spent my entire radio career, nearly 20 years, in the same community that I grew up in. The past 11 years on CITIES 97’s afternoons have been the most rewarding radio home I have ever known," said OAKE. "I am thrilled about this new opportunity and I am looking forward to mornings that are interesting, funny and filled with excellent music."
OAKE replaces BRIAN "BT" TURNER, who has hosted the morning show for more than 15 years. BT will continue on-air as host of the iconic SUNDAY MORNING show Acoustic Sunrise, but his new role at CITIES 97 will be in the sales department.
"My work in the TWIN CITIES business community, both as a broadcaster and as a small business owner, has been increasing every year. I find great enjoyment in building businesses, but also working with the CITIES 97 audience," said BT. "CITIES 97 has always been about innovation and evolution, and this new opportunity for me is a shining example of that."
"I see our recent ratings resurgence continuing with the BRIAN OAKE moving to mornings," said MIKE CRUSHAM, President and Market Manager, CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, "and BT has always been the consummate sales person on and off the air; I expect significant increases in advertising revenue growth now that BT is joining the CITIES 97 sales team."
CITIES 97 has already begun a formal search for OAKE’s morning drive co-host and is now in search of an afternoon-drive personality. Job requirements and how to submit are posted at Cities97.com Keyword: JOBS