Simon And Rachel Debut On KMGA As Phil Moore Retires
June 2, 2014 at 10:21 AM (PT)
After 17 years with CUMULUS MEDIA AC KMGA (99.5 MAGIC FM)/ALBUQUERQUE as host of THE MOORE MUSIC MORNING SHOW," PHIL MOORE signed off on FRIDAY (5/30) and will be retiring from radio. Prior to hosting mornings at KMGA, MOORE worked at sister Top 40 KKOB.
PHIL MOORE will be replaced by sister Country KRST's current morning hosts RACHEL MICHAELS and SCOTT SIMON as KRST became "THE ALL NEW NASH FM 92.3" on FRIDAY (NET NEWS 5/30). "MAGIC IN THE MORNING WITH SIMON & RACHEL" who debuted TODAY (6/2).
According to CUMULUS/ALBUQUERQUE OM KRIS ABRAMS, "PHIL had a remarkable run, (37 years in one building). That dedication is something you don’t see any more, in any business. We wish him the very best in his retirement and thank him for his significant contributions to our stations, listeners and community. He is truly one of a kind.
RACHEL and SIMON are the perfect follow-up to PHIL. In fact, when they sat with PHIL on FRIDAY (his last day), you would have thought the three of them had done mornings together for years."
RACHEL MICHAELS commented, "Coming home to MAGIC is a dream. It is the station where I got my start. And I am the target audience, so I assume I can just do whatever I want."
SCOTT SIMON added, "Working with RACHEL the last year has been great. And her excitement about coming ‘home’ is infectious. It is an honor to follow PHIL. Following him is just an honor."