Four 'Women Of Radio' Win Regis & Kelly Contest
WKQI's Shannon Murphy, WWWQ's Jenn Hobby, KOST's Kristin Cruz, and WXXL's Jayde Donovan
August 12, 2010 at 12:10 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WKQI (CHANNEL 95-5)/DETROIT MOJO IN THE MORNING co-host SHANNON MURPHY, CUMULUS Top 40 WWWQ (Q100)’s JENN HOBBY, CLEAR CHANNEL AC KOST/LOS ANGELES' KRISTIN CRUZ and CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WXXL/ORLANDO's JAYDE are the lucky and talented foursome who will be seen live coast-to-coast when they fill in for KELLY RIPA on ABC-TV's "LIVE with REGIS & KELLY" beginning this TUESDAY (8/17).
Voting ended at 9p last night on ABC-TV's website and MURPHY received the news live on the air this morning when REGIS PHILBIN and KELLY RIPA announced the news on their show. Her co-hosts MOJO and SPIKE asked listeners for support since she was named as a Top 100 semi-finalist two weeks ago. MOJO IN THE MORNING fans quickly flooded the REGIS & KELLY FACEBOOK fan page with acclamation for SHANNON MURPHY. DETROIT's MIKE POSNER even tweeted asking his fans to support SHANNON.
"I am BEYOND excited to represent not only CHANNEL 955 and MOJO IN THE MORNING, but also, my AMAZING hometown city of DETROIT!, says MURPHY. "I still can't even believe it ... A great big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and send 'good-luck' emails!" Show host MOJO added, "It is so great that a small town girl from downriver DETROIT gets to go to the BIG CITY and work with a legend!" Here is SHANNON's winning video.
Q100's JENN HOBBY told ALL ACCESS, "It's almost surreal! I was so excited when the contest started and never dreamed that this would happen. I know our listeners are passionate but THE BERT SHOW and everyone from CUMULUS here got behind it and motivated our listeners. This is a true major league move and I'm up to the plate for a day." Check out her site at JennHobby.com and her winning video, here
WXXL PD MICHAEL BRYAN commented to ALL ACCESS, "We are SO PROUD of JAYDE She's such an amazingly talented woman and deserves this great honor. Can't wait to see her rock it with REGIS on WEDNESDAY! It's gonna be hilarious to see her tower over him. Seriously, she's like twice as tall."
And JAYDE emoted to ALL ACCESS, "Holy Crap! I can't believe my a$$ is going to be in KELLY RIPA's seat next week!! It's surreal -- I'm on cloud 9. Wouldn't have been possible without the support of my CLEAR CHANNEL family & the amazing city of ORLANDO! Here's to hoping I don't trip on national TV!" Here's JAYDE's reaction from the station site, when you click here. And here is her winning video plug.
KRISTIN told ALL ACCESS, "It's awesome that LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY used this opportunity to recognize the importance of radio by honoring the talented women on air everyday who entertain us throughout AMERICA. I'm humbled by all the support from our loyal KOST 103 listeners and my CLEAR CHANNEL family and my loved ones at home. Special thanks to REGIS for surprising me on the air with a phone call! I'll see you next week!" KRISTIN's winning video is here.