Simon Says: I'm Back At KATM
January 6, 2016 at 1:26 PM (PT)
CUMULUS Country KATM (KAT COUNTRY)/MODESTO, CA has named on-air vet SCOTT SIMON to handle afternoons effective MONDAY, JANUARY 11th. The move marks a return to the station for SIMON, who was the KAT’s first-ever morning jock following its Country launch in 1992.
SIMON's homecoming fills the void created by DAVE HOLMES’ retirement from radio in NOVEMBER, following a 23-year tenure in PM drive (NET NEWS 11/5). “Filling DAVE's shoes is very a tall order," SIMON told ALL ACCESS. "I’m so excited to be back; this was always a magical station for me,” Added KAT PD NIKKI THOMAS, “Of course we miss DAVE, but what are the odds of getting SCOTT back?”
Most recently handling mornings at CUMULUS AC KMGA/ALBUQUERQUE, SIMON left in APRIL of 2015, two years after originally joining for mornings on Country clustermate KRST. His vast Country experience includes morning and afternoon shows on ALPHA KUPL/PORTLAND and ENTERCOM Crosstown KWJJ, plus CBS RADIO WKIS/MIAMI. Send congrats here.