Seacrest ... 'In' ... At WZPL
October 23, 2008 at 5:01 PM (PT)
ENTERCOM Hot AC WZPL (Z99.5)/INDIANAPOLIS is bringing in RYAN SEACREST for afternoon drive, starting MONDAY, OCTOBER 27th. SEACREST assumes the daypart while KELLY MCKAY takes a personal leave of absence. SEACREST will remain in this time slot until further notice.
"We certainly miss KELLY and anxiously await her return," ENTERCOM/INDIANAPOLIS VP/GM/MM PHIL HOOVER said. "In the interim, we feel obligated to provide the same high-quality program her listeners have come to expect from us during the afternoon. We decided a superstar of RYAN’s caliber was the most obvious choice for such a challenge. His sense of humor, listener interaction, access to the stars, and national visibility bring invaluable new assets to the already fantastic lineup of personalities we have on Z99.5."
"I'm thrilled RYAN SEACRESt agreed to join our team," Dir./Operations & Programming SCOTT SANDS added. "The opportunity to have the SMILEY Morning Show and On Air with RYAN SEACREST as morning and afternoon ‘bookends,’ along with the incredibly relatable KIM IVERSON at night, 15-year veteran DAVE DECKER in workday hours, and entertainment reporter CARLOS DIAZ, solidifies Z99.5 as the destination for music, gossip, and lifestyle entertainment here in the INDIANAPOLIS market."