WVOC Adds 'The Afternoon Rush'
November 2, 2012 at 10:59 AM (PT)
Following yesterday's dismissal of longtime afternoon host KEVEN COHEN by CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WVOC/COLUMBIA, SC, the other shoe drops with the addition of JONATHON RUSH and KELLY NASH to afternoons 3-6p as "THE AFTERNOON RUSH." RUSH and NASH will continue to host "THE MORNING RUSH" on sister Country WCOS-F.
“This is an opportunity I’ve dreamed of for years,” said RUSH. “We can play the world’s greatest music for the greatest music fans in the morning and talk with the most passionate radio listeners every afternoon.”
“I’m very excited to not only expand our audience, but to be able to have two outlets to engage and entertain COLUMBIA’s listeners,” said NASH. “Pulling the double duty is something that has been done before in radio with great success and we are eager to serve two of the largest radio audiences in the state.”
“News Talk radio is more than just political opinions and interviews with lawmakers. All news has an element of entertainment to it that makes it entertaining and compelling,” said Regional Program Manager L.J. SMITH. “JONATHON and KELLY understand the balance between addressing hard hitting issues while keeping listeners engaged in a compelling conversation about today’s most relevant topics.”