Mike Rosen Steps Down From Middays At KOA/Denver, Mandy Connell Moves To KOA From KHOW
December 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM (PT)
A shuffle at iHEARTMEDIA's DENVER News-Talk stations includes MIKE ROSEN stepping down from his midday show at KOA-A-K231BQ to move into a contributor and weekend host role and KHOW-A morning host MANDY CONNELL taking over the midday slot at KOA. ROSEN's final weekday show will be DECEMBER 24th; CONNELL will move to KOA on JANUARY 4th.
ROSEN, the midday host on KOA since 1998, said, “Doing my brand of radio, with 24/7 research and show prep, takes a work week of more than 60 hours. After 35 years on-air, I’ve decided to give myself a little more well- earned leisure time as I pass my 71st birthday. I’ve been with KOA for almost 30 years and have loved every minute of it. It’s a wonderful station with a glorious history and a great team of people. I couldn’t bring myself to just walk away from it, and a full-fledged retirement wouldn’t suit a Type-A guy like me. So, I’m delighted to still have a presence with KOA as a part-time on-air contributor. While this may disappoint my long-time loyal listeners, to whom I’m eternally grateful, I hope they will find a little of MIKE ROSEN at least better than none at all. I’m passing the baton to MANDY CONNELL in the midday time slot, who’s done a great job on KHOW in the morning. You’ll like her.”
“We owe a debt of gratitude to MIKE,” said Market President TIM HAGER. "His commitment to our community, his listeners and our advertisers is second-to-none. Although he’s stepping down from his daily show, we’re fortunate that MIKE will continue in a contributor role with KOA MEWSRADIO 850 AM & 94.1 FM."
“MANDY has a knack for creating solid, entertaining shows,” said PD GREG FOSTERo. “Nobody can replace MIKE ROSEN, but we’re confident that MIKE’s fans will connect with MANDY and she’ll bring a new perspective to KOA NEWSRADIO.”