Katz To Join WBT/Charlotte
July 17, 2006 at 6:07 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KNEW-A/SAN FRANCISCO evening host JEFF KATZ is joining LINCOLN FINANCIAL Talk WBT-A-F/CHARLOTTE as the station's new afternoon host. KATZ, who will fill the slot vacated by JASON LEWIS when LEWIS moved back to the TWIN CITIES to join the lineup at CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KTLK-F/MINNEAPOLIS, will finish up at KNEW JULY 21 and join WBT on AUGUST 7. ERIC WEISS of the WEISS AGENCY handled the deal for KATZ.
KATZ tells ALL ACCESS that "when you have the chance to join a legendary station like WBT, you do it. I am honored, and humbled, to join the ranks of such broadcasting giants as GRADY COLE and HENRY BOGGAN. Frankly, the entire WBT lineup of AL GARDNER, STACEY SIMMS, JASON LEWIS and my old pal JOHN HANCOCK are destined for the WBT Hall of Fame at some point. I'm thrilled to be part of the team.
"On a professional level this is a tremendous opportunity to host afternoon drive on one of America's greatest stations. On a personal level this is truly the beginning of a great new chapter in my life. I want to raise my children in a true family oriented community. My wife and I are excited to be be bringing our children to a place where you don't have to apologize for believing in God or for loving your country. I can't think of a better place in the entire nation to raise my children. My wife and I look forward to being active participants in this great family community."
And KATZ added that "of course I have missed great bar-b-q and bad humidity - so I am looking forward to coming to CHARLOTTE."