K-ZAP/Sacramento Reunites Legendary Ace & Gonzer Morning Team
August 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PT)
Listener-supported Rock KZHP (K-ZAP)/SACRAMENTO is reuniting one of the top morning teams in rock radio history, with the station's News Director ACE YOUNG once again hooking up with JEFF "THE GONZ" GONZER, his longtime on-air partner at L.A.'s KMET for "ACE & GONZER In The Morning.”
Said ACE: ”We are both so excited to be starting with a clean slate in a new town!! Seriously, we can cover whatever we want — we discovered back at KMET that we have a great chemistry together — we have lots of stories, music we love-- and we want the same kind of audience participation --- plus, we have better tools now --- like the Internet.”
Added GONZER. “SACRAMENTO’s K-ZAP is one of best radio stations in AMERICA, hell, the world. It’s true to its roots by presenting the great artists we grew up loving, and the new artists that keep the rock tradition going.” The duo plan to keep the show music-centric, and “have such great stories for our audience that will personalize the music. We want them to be part of our fun.”
News Director ACE has deep roots in SACRAMENTO. He got his master’s degree from SACRAMENTO STATE, was News Director of the original KZAP and also served as GM of KERS before it became CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO.
GONZER discovered his calling in broadcasting as a college student at CAL STATE L.A., launching the very first progressive radio program there.
That stint led quickly to a radio career in 1969 at KPPC/PASADENA, the legendary station started by KMPX/SAN FRANCISCO’s “BIG DADDY” TOM DONAHUE. It was in 1977 at KMET (THE MIGHTY MET) where GONZER was first paired up with ACE YOUNG in the mornings.
GONZER and ACE had the top-rated rock morning show in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA for nearly 10 years, hosting the popular monthly “Finally A FRIDAY” shows from 6a-10a.
K-ZAP's “ACE & GONZER In The Morning” is the pair's first daily show since 1986. They claim they “have no pre-conceived notions of how it is going to be,” but clearly have a bond that remains strong after all these years.
ACE and GONZER can be reached at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.