Michele Tafoya Named Tom Barnard's Co-Host In Mornings At KQRS/Twin Cities
September 8, 2016 at 6:41 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA Classic Rock KQRS/MINNEAPOLIS has appointed EMMY AWARD-winning sportscaster and NBC NFL sideline reporter MICHELE TAFOYA as co-host of the KQ Morning Show, joining longtime morning personality TOM BARNARD.
VP/Classic Rock and PD/OM SCOTT JAMESON said, “We’re thrilled to expand MICHELE’s role to co-host, paired with legendary morning man TOM BARNARD who just celebrated his 30th anniversary at KQRS. While most Americans know MICHELE from her NFL coverage on NBC’s SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, she’s a terrific, local talk talent we’re happy to have more of.”
BARNARD said, “From the first day I met MICHELE, I’ve wanted to work with her on a full-time basis and now I am happy to have that chance. She’s the ultimate professional.”
TAFOYA said, "I'm excited to be spending more time with TOM and his cadre of pals. We've developed great camaraderie over the past couple of years. Radio is such a fun, free-flowing platform where we can talk about anything at all, and TOM makes it easy."