Tom Kent Launches New 80s Show With 21 Affiliates
October 27, 2010 at 4:02 AM (PT)
TOM KENT is launching yet another show in his long list of winners -- "Lovin' Life, Livin' the 80's" is his new show that celebrates music of the 1980s. Said KENT, "It's all here... the Pop, the Rock, and the Soul from the beginning in 1980 all the way through 1989. I'm so passionate about this decade that I've put together a show that will bring you to a place in time that I know will put a smile on your face."
The show launches with 21 stations out of the box, including Nextmedia WWYW/CHICAGO, Citadel KKPK/COLORADO SPRINGS, REISING RADIO PARTNERS WRZQ and WXCH/INDIANAPOLIS, NORTHERN BROADCAST WFCX and WFDX/TRAVERSE CITY, ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS WMFQ/ORLANDO, SARKES TARZIAN WLDE/FT. WAYNE, FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY KCVM/CEDAR RAPIDS, TRI CITIES KONA/YAKIMA, BEACH RADIO WBPC/PANAMA CITY, CITADEL KURB/LITTLE ROCK, MUZZY WSPT/WAUSAU, TOWNSQUARE KVRW/WICHITA FALLS, FIFE COMMUNICATIONS KCMH/CEDAR RAPIDS, ROSE COMMUNICATIONS KWOL/MISSOULA, SMAHH COMMUNICATIONS KEGK/FARGO, MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS WWSY/TERRE HAUTE, MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS WQTX/LANSING, CLEAR CHANNEL WQJQ/JACKSON and TOWNSQUARE KLIX/TWIN FALLS.
"When I think of the 80's, I think of RONALD REAGAN, the end of the cold war, Back to the Future, the beginning of my family and some fantastic days in radio working at WLS/CHICAGO, WAVA/WASHINGTON and WRQC/CLEVELAND," added KENT. "Nothing is ever perfect but in my mind, the 80's was just about as perfect as it gets. Every song takes me back to that place and time. The artists of the 80's are iconic and distinctive and they're all played here. BILLY JOEL, HUEY LEWIS, QUEEN, EAGLES, HALL AND OATES, JOHN MELLENCAMP, POLICE, JOURNEY, MICHAEL JACKSON, BRYAN ADAMS, HEART, and so many more.
CITADEL MEDIA SVP/Programming CARL ANDERSON said, "TOM KENT continues to deliver high quality, well-researched programming that delivers prime adult money demos in today’s PPM world. His knowledge, passion, and ability to connect are unmatched. When it comes to the 80s or any other format, nobody does it like TOM KENT!"