Matt Schick Moving To Afternoons, Jason Peter In For Mornings At 1620AM The Zone/Omaha
July 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM (PT)
NRG MEDIA Sports KOZN-A (1620AM THE ZONE)/OMAHA morning "SCHICK AND NICK" co-host MATT SCHICK is moving to afternoons to join MIKE'L SEVERE as co-host of "UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT," filling the slot left open when incumbent KEVIN KUGLER stepped aside to take on more television work at the BIG TEN NETWORK and as National Sports Correspondent for THE ZONE. With "SCHICK AND NICK" co-host NICK BAHE exiting the station at the same time, THE ZONE has hired former NEBRASKA football star JASON PETER to host mornings; PETER will join the staiton on JULY 16th with the show, and a co-host, coming later.
OM NEIL NELKIN said, “We put MATT on as anchor for our morning program 'SCHICK AND NICK' and the program delivered tremendous results. The audience really responds to MATT and there is enormous appeal with his style and his sports knowledge."
SEVERE said, "MATT is a really solid sportscaster with smarts for all things important to NEBRASKA sports fans – he has a pulse on what the fans want to hear. I think we are going to have a lot of fun and have a great show for the listeners."
“I am really looking forward to being on the UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT show because the brand is bigger than life. It is a solid program that attracts a vast audience of listeners from around the region and it has the capability of generating big name guests. Also, having KUGLER maintain a presence on the show as a national correspondent while working at BTN will provide a lot of depth and interest to the program as we cover the major sporting events from around the globe,” added SCHICK.
On PETER, GM ANDY RUBACK said, "JASON was a tremendous athlete and is well respected with the UNL fans for his experience, leadership, and talents on the field. We have heard him behind the mic before and it's time he return to his love of sports radio so fans can experience his analysis on the latest Husker news and information first-hand."
PETER said, "I couldn't be more excited about this opportunity to host a program on OMAHA sports radio. THE ZONE is a market leader and we are going to be completely dedicated to local NEBRASKA sports and what matters most to the listeners in our community."