Mikey And Russ Mottla To Co-Host Rock All Night
June 21, 2013 at 4:24 PM (PT)
Legendary major-market morning and night talent MIKEY ESPARZA and 20-year major market Rock programmer and talent RUSS MOTTLA will return to radio next month as co-hosts of the nationally-syndicated Classic Rock show ROCK ALL NIGHT which will air live from midnight to 6am, Eastern Time, MONDAY-FRIDAY.
MIKEY is a 25-year radio veteran best known for his time in morning drive at KEGL/DALLAS, KBZT/SAN DIEGO, KSJO/SAN JOSE and KIOZ/SAN DIEGO, where he helmed the top-rated MIKEY SHOW for nine years at night and five years in AM drive and where he was named Best Nighttime Music Show by the SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS and Best San Diego Morning Talk Show from KSWB TV, FOX 5 SAN DIEGO.
MIKEY said, "I am unbelievably excited to get back behind a microphone, and I'm equally excited to play the music I love while being able to do the creative, engaging radio that THE MIKEY SHOW was so popular for. I had a blast doing mornings and I broke into radio doing overnights. The late night audience is a lot of fun, and I can't wait to have fun with them."
MOTTLA has spent over 25 years in Rock radio as an award-winning PD and highest-rated afternoon-drive personality in the history of WIYY/BALTIMORE. MOTTLA is the original PD of WFNX/BOSTON and has also worked at WAAF and WZLX in BOSTON.
MOTTLA said, "Since I was a kid growing up in BOSTON listening to LARRY GLICK's overnight show on WBZ, I've realized the special relationship a station can develop with its listeners during the late night and how that one show made me a WBZ listener. Consequently, I have always wanted to develop that kind of show for music radio and by finding MIKEY tending to kelp beds right here in SAN DIEGO, I've found the perfect partner to achieve that goal."
Also involved in programming ROCK ALL NIGHT is 20-year programmer-turned-attorney STEVE HOFFMAN, the 14-year PD of KCAL/RIVERSIDE who has also programmed in SAN FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO, LAS VEGAS and BAKERSFIELD.
HOFFMAN said, "As morning drive continually begins earlier, and as economic conditions have forced radio stations to completely ignore the smaller, but extremely active overnight daypart, we see an enormous hole for a live radio show that engages the audience and leads into AM drive, and we've got the perfect talent and music to do a great job of it."
ROCK ALL NIGHT is syndicated by ENVISAGE RADIO GROUP, LLC.
For more information, contact MOTTLA at (760) 798-3115 or HOFFMAN at (310) 876-2889.