Done Deal: Mark Kaye & Kris Gamble New WAPE Morning Show
January 12, 2007 at 9:35 AM (PT)
As first tipped on ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 1/10), former CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WIHT (HOT 99.5)/WASHINGTON MORNING MESS starring MARK KAYE & KRIS GAMBLE are new to wakeups on COX Top 40 WAPE/JACKSONVILLE, effective JANUARY 29. They replace the BIG APE MORNING ZOO, which departed on DECEMBER 15.
WAPE Dir./World Programming CAT THOMAS said, "WAPE embarked on an international talent search and interviewed some exceptional candidates. We then pared it down to four candidates; DINGO & THE BABY, WEENIE & THE BUTT, the ALI G and BORAT Radio Showgram for Glorious Benefit of City of JACKSONVILLE, and MARK & KRIS. After some exhaustive research we found out the first two shows were actually cartoon characters from 'The Family Guy,' and ALI G and BORAT are actually the same guy. So we went with MARK & KRIS. The BIG APE is a big station with a big audience that demands big talent. We’ve always been known for legendary morning hosts, from JAY THOMAS, THE GREASEMAN and LARRY DIXON to HOYLE DEMPSEY and the BIG APE MORNING ZOO. MARK & KRIS will now add their names to that amazing pedigree. We’re thrilled to have them join the team."
Let's just say they made us an offer that our Ameriprise financial advisers couldn't refuse.
MARK said, "WAPE is a great station with a fantastic image, superior management, and a super-talented on-air team that already dominates in every other daypart."
KRIS said, "This was the best situation for us. The station is beautiful, the people are fantastic, and, well, let's just say they made us an offer that our AMERIPRISE financial advisers couldn't refuse."