On-Air Changes At Emmis' KNOU/St. Louis
July 13, 2015 at 3:35 PM (PT)
EMMIS Top 40 KNOU (NOW 96.3)/ST. LOUIS is making changes to their on-air lineup.
First, the station welcomes DUSTIN "HaZe" MONROE from CBS Top 40 WDZH/DETROIT for nights, starting today (7/13). Current night host, NINA BLANCO, will move to mornings, joining CURT COPELAND, beginning next MONDAY (7/20). Midday host TODD NEWTON and afternoon host CHRISTINA remain in place.
PD TOMMY MATTERN told ALL ACCESS, "We felt like it was time to add some more personality in morning drive and NINA is a perfect fit to compliment CURT. I knew who I wanted to replace NINA right away … I’ve known HaZe for a while and am a big fan. The fact that he has some heritage in the market because of previous stints at Z107 (CBS Top 40 KSLZ) and Y98 (CBS Hot AC KYKY) was also a big factor."
In a related note, NEWTON and former MISS WISCONSIN USA, actress and TV host ALEX WEHRLEY, were named emcees of the MISS USA PAGEANT, it was announced today (7/13) just five days before SUNDAY's telecast on the REELZ cable and satellite channel.