Star 94 Finds Its New Morning Show In Indianapolis
October 17, 2007 at 12:04 PM (PT)
Just a couple of weeks after announcing STEVE& VIKKI’s departure date of NOVEMBER 2nd from LINCOLN FINANCIAL Top 40 WSTR (STAR 94)/ATLANTA, the station has found a new morning show, reports RODNEY HO in THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. MARCO, SHANNON and MIKEY, previously of (then) EMMIS Top 40 WNOW (RADIO NOW 93.1)/INDIANAPOLIS, which changed formats a week ago.
WSTR GM MARK KANOV said since VIKKI LOCKE announced she was leaving at the end of the year for health reasons, the station has been on the hunt for a replacement for her and STEVE MCCOY. He liked the trio from INDIANAPOLIS but they were under contract with RADIO NOW until MAY 2008 so he wasn’t sure he’d be able to nab them. When EMMIS dumped RADIO NOW for News/Talk. KANOV swooped in and grabbed MIKEY, SHANNON and MARCO as quickly as possible.
KANOV said he will bring them in DECEMBER 1 under contract but won’t start them on air until JANUARY 2nd. In the interim, he will give them a grand tour of ATLANTA, have them meet with advertisers and even force them to drive down I-75, 400 and I-85 during rush hour to get a feel for what a lot of STAR’s listeners have to go through. "I want them to experience what ATLANTA experiences," he said. "I want them to know what BUCKHEAD is about. I want them to know what MIDTOWN is about." He also wants them ready on air to pronounced local cities and streets and towns correctly.
STAR will air a best-of STEVE & VIKKI in NOVEMBER but hasn’t decided how it’s going to deal with DECEMBER.