WBMX Nabs Karson & Kennedy For Wakeups
December 17, 2008 at 10:01 AM (PT)
CBS Hot AC WBMX (MIX 98.5)/BOSTON has found their new morning show to replace JOHN LANDER, who exited last week (NET NEWS 12/11). Former FLINN Top 40 WHBQ (Q107.5) morning duo KARSON & KENNEDY will reunite, and call BEANTOWN home starting JANUARY 5, 2009. KARSON WITH A K exited his Q107.5 PD/morning slot in APRIL (NET NEWS 4/29).
CBS RADIO/BOSTON Market Mgr. and WBMX GM MARK HANNON said, "We are excited to bring KARSON & KENNEDY to MIX 98-5. BOSTON has some of the best morning talent in the country and we look forward to area listeners beginning a new tradition of waking up with KARSON & KENNEDY."
WBMX PD JAY BEAU JONES added, "Of the many shows we considered for mornings at MIX 98-5, KARSON & KENNEDY stood out as the clear choice for MIX 98-5's next morning show."
"KENNEDY and I are extremely proud to follow in the footsteps of JOHN LANDER on WBMX, a CBS radio station that has set the standard for success not only in BOSTON, but across the country. We have been blessed with family, friends and peers that have continually supported our endeavors and for that we are very grateful", said KARSON.
KENNEDY adds, "We would like to thank CBS Radio CEO DAN MASON, VP/Programming GREG STRASSELL, Market Manager/GM MARK HANNON and PD JAY BEAU JONES for their continued commitment to local radio. Along with our agent LEE STRASSER from TOP OF THE WORLD TALENT and a host of others who helped us along the way, we are very humbled and look forward to making many new friends in NEW ENGLAND."
Former 20 year CBS Market Mgr. LEE K. STRASSER, who now heads TOP OF THE WORLD TALENT REPRESENTATION said, "This is is a great opportunity for them ... and I know they will make it happen big time! They have the talent, desire, determination, great attitudes and the understanding of what t takes, so it will be exciting to watch their success really unfold and blossom."
STRASSER can be reached at email@example.com or (561) 371-0323.