Cumulus Juggles The Morning Show Lineup On Three Stations In Oklahoma City
December 4, 2015 at 6:08 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA/OKLAHOMA CITY has shuffled the deck -- making a trio of changes to the morning show line-up on Hot AC KYIS (98.9 KISS-FM), Classic Rock KQOB and Top 40 KKWD (WiLD 104.9).
The JACK AND RON SHOW, which has aired for the last 21 years on KYIS, made its debut YESTERDAY (11/3) in the show’s new morning spot on KQOB, which is presently playing all CHRISTMAS music. Concurrently, the long-running morning show on WiLD 104.9, The JOEY AND HEATHER MORNING SHOW, moves to JACK AND RON’s former morning perch on 98.9 KISS-FM. Finally, The WiLD Wakeup with MIKE in the Morning, featuring host MIKE IPONG, joins WiLD 104.9 for 6-10a, and debuted YESTERDAY in the slot formerly held by The JOEY AND HEATHER MORNING SHOW.
JACK AND RON (JACK ELLIOTT and RON WILLIAMS) are an OKLAHOMA CITY institution, and have been together for 25 years as a live local team. JOEY COMBS, HEATHER POTTER and “NUGGET THE PRODUCER” comprise the show, a morning staple on OKC airwaves for the last 15 years.
MIKE IPONG was formerly Traffic Reporter for all CUMULUS MEDIA/OKLAHOMA CITY morning shows, and was midday host on WilD 104.9. He also produced The JACK AND RON SHOW on 98.9 KISS-FM.
VP/Market Mgr. JAY DAVIS said, “JACK and RON are a valuable and longstanding brand in OKC morning radio, and bring a loyal following with them to 96.9 KQOB mornings. JOEY and HEATHER were our first and only choices to replace JACK and RON on 98.9 KISS-FM, as they will ignite the upwardly mobile demographics we strive to reach on 98.9 KISS-FM.”
DAVIS added, “MIKE IPONG’s energy, enthusiasm and contagious personality make 'The WiLD Wakeup with MIKE in the Morning” a must-listen every morning on WiLD 104.9. We believe our listeners will love the new morning line-up and the brand awareness of these shows will propel us forward in the next stage of our growth process."