Ken Merson Joins Sirius XM 50s On 5
January 17, 2013 at 3:51 AM (PT)
Industry vet KEN MERSON joins SIRIUS XM 50s ON 5 to host weeknights, 6p-midnight ET, starting in early FEBRUARY. MERSON replaces his dear friend, "BC" BRIAN CARTER, who passed away last APRIL (NET NEWS 4/23).
50 ON 5 PD LOU SIMON tells ALL ACCESS, "KEN brings his consummate knowledge of the 50’s and early 60’s hits to Sirius XM…and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him on board. His years of on-air experience and his programming instincts make him a perfect choice to play the first decade of Rock ‘n’ Roll for AMERICA…and, through the Internet…..the world!"
MERSON tells ALL ACCESS, "I’m grateful to be chosen by LOU SIMON to become a SiriusXM 50s ON 5 team player alongside PAT ST. JOHN, DAVE HOEFFEL, JIM KERR, NORM N. NITE, COOL BOBBY B and ALEX WARD. I’m especially humbled to be able to carry the radio baton for my longtime friend and “brother” BRIAN CARTER. “BC” loved playing the music that shaped the first decade of Rock & Roll for all on 50s on 5, so this is an especially emotional honor for me.
MERSON is a veteran of the BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON markets, having worked for many years at WCBM, WBSB (B104) and WQSR/BALTIMORE. He currently handles swing for CBS Hot AC WIAD (FRESH 94.7)/WASHINGTON.