'Idol' Hopeful Nabs Radio Gig
February 27, 2009 at 5:28 AM (PT)
She got shot down by SIMON COWELL in her "AMERICAN IDOL" audition, but the experience led to JESSIKA BAIER's hiring as morning co-host and midday solo hostat JACKSON RADIO WORKS Hot AC WKHM (K-103)/JACKSON, MI, reports the JACKSON CITIZEN-PATRIOT.
BAIER was hired after appearing on the show as a guest with PD/morning host JAMIE MCKIBBIN, who told the paper, "I was really looking for somebody who was fun and local. I made her an offer she couldn't refuse." MCKIBBIN was familiar with BAIER after she won the station's karaoke contests at the JACKSON COUNTY FAIR.