Rowdy Yates To Join KVOO For Mornings
April 28, 2011 at 6:48 AM (PT)
JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP Country KVOO/TULSA has announced the addition of ROWDY YATES to its morning show. He will join SUNNY LEIGH and LUKE DAWG for the new ROWDY, SUNNY & LUKE DAWG SHOW beginning MONDAY, MAY 9th.
YATES replaces SKIP MAHAFFEY, who exited at the end of JANUARY (NET NEWS 1/27). PD LUKE JENSEN had temporarily added morning host duties.
YATES spent the past 17 years as PM Drive Host at CBS RADIO Country KILT/HOUSTON and as host of the nationally syndicated COUNTRY GOLD WITH ROWDY YATES on WESTWOOD ONE RADIO NETWORKS. Prior to that, he was with sister station, former Country KIKK/HOUSTON, worked in OKLAHOMA CITY and NEW ORLEANS, and served as a personality and PD in Texas towns like BRADY, BRIDGEPORT and BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION. In 2009, he was inducted into the TEXAS RADIO HALL OF FAME.
“I am incredibly excited about my new opportunity with JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP and KVOO. The company has such a great reputation, and the local staff has a tremendous desire to work hard and win. It was really a no-brainer,” YATES said. “I will miss HOUSTON and TEXAS, but TULSA is going to be a great market for me. I’ll get to work with some really talented people and have fun on the radio.”
“We couldn't be more excited. One of Country Music’s premier on-air personalities is joining our team and bringing his passion, knowledge and commitment to winning to KVOO,” said JENSEN.
Check out more on KVOO at www.kvoo.com.