KUPL/Portland Adds Tony Russell For Mornings
March 13, 2017 at 5:21 PM (PT)
ALPHA MEDIA Country KUPL (98.7 THE BULL)/PORTLAND, OR has added TONY RUSSELL for mornings, effective MONDAY, MARCH 20th. RUSSELL joins current morning co-hosts MCKINZIE and JAKE, filling the slot previously held by morning man CHUNKY, who departs for a soon-to-be-announced opportunity. RUSSELL's previous stops include DALLAS, MIAMI, and SEATTLE.
"TONY is a genuine Country fan, people person, and stellar talent," said ALPHA MEDIA EVP/Programming SCOTT MAHALICK. "We are honored to have him join ALPHA and the winning team on 'THE BULL.'" Added KUPL PD MOJOE ROBERTS, "TONY's passion for super-serving the community line up with the core values of ALPHA MEDIA. He brings a wealth of experience, a great sense of humor, and is no stranger to our audience. We're thrilled to turn him loose with MCKINZIE & JAKE in mornings. Look out, PORTLAND!"
"This is without a doubt the greatest opportunity I've had in my broadcasting career," said RUSSELL. "I am looking forward to working with [ALPHA MEDIA/PORTLAND, OR SVP/Market Manager] LISA DECKER, and to once again be under the leadership of Radio Guru SCOTT MAHALICK! I'm also excited about working with MOJOE ROBERTS and [KUPL MD] DANNY DWYER, who I consider to be the best programming team in Country radio today. Most importantly, I want to thank the very talented MCKINZIE ROTH and JAKE BYRON for allowing me to join their team!"