KFOG Announces New Morning Show
May 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM (PT)
CUMULUS Triple A KFOG/SAN FRANCISCO PD DENNIS CONSTANTINE has announced a change to the station’s lineup: a new morning-drive show featuring veteran talent TONY LONGO, MELANIE WALKER and GREG GORY. "KFOG in the Morning with TONY, GREG and MELANIE" will be live weekdays from 5-10a.
CONSTANTINE said the idea of launching a new morning show is to continue to strengthen an already loyal audience by adding another reason for listening. "TONY, GREG and MELANIE each represent a different flavor of life. This should make for a very interesting listening experience. Our goal is to connect with Fogheads in a meaningful way and make KFOG an important part of their morning routine."
TONY LONGO comes back to the BAY AREA with 15 years of experience in markets including DALLAS, DETROIT and ORLANDO. "Working at the World Famous KFOG has been a dream of mine since I first got into radio," he said
MELANIE WALKER is a self-proclaimed music head having dedicated the majority of her professional career to crafting thoughtful and progressive playlists for her stations. A graduate of CAL STATE UNIVERSITY MONTEREY BAY, WALKER started as MD and morning show host at KAZU/PACIFIC GROVE, CA before moving onto KPCC/PASADENA … and then as MD at KCMP (THE CURRENT)/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL. "I'm really excited to not only be working at one of the most prestigious radio stations in the country, " said WALKER, "but also to be living in one of the best music communities in the nation, SAN FRANCISCO!"
GREG GORY, a MARIN COUNTY native, has been with KFOG since DECEMBER 2011. He started his radio career after getting a BA in Mass Communications at UC SAN DIEGO then starting his career at 91X/SAN DIEGO. Four years later, he returned to the BAY AREA where he spent 14 years as a part of the LIVE 105 Morning Show. GORY said, "The hope of any good morning show is simple -- entertain, inform, compel, relate, and distract from the everyday humdrum. If not, we'll give you a full refund. "
TONY, MELANIE and GREG begin on TUESDAY, May 29th. They replace the exiting BILL WEBSTER (morning show host), and IRISH GREG MCQUAID (show producer).