Radio Facts: CBS RADIO PHOENIX MAKES ON-AIR PERSONALITY CHANGES
NATASHA CASTLES NAMED MORNING SHOW HOST ON LIVE 101.5;
JEANA SHEPARD NAMED NIGHT SHOW PERSONALITY ON KMLE @ 107.9
Phoenix, AZ – December 5, 2016 – Beginning today, CBS RADIO Phoenix will be bringing local listeners more of the on-air station voices they enjoy. Natasha Castles has been named the newest member of The Morning Mess on LIVE 101.5, joining hosts Joey Boy and Aneesh, weekdays from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Over on the New KMLE @ 107.9, Jeana Shepard has been named the new night personality and can be heard weekdays from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. Fans can tune in to the stations on-air, online at LIVE1015phoenix.com and KMLE1079.com and via the Radio.com app.
“Both Natasha and Jeana are amazing on-air talents that have already entertained and connected with our audiences,” said Tim Richards, Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO Phoenix. “With Natasha joining Joey Boy and Aneesh on The Morning Mess we know there are great things in store for morning listeners. The KMLE Nation has always been a big supporter of Jeana and we’re excited to have her back on the station as our night host. Finding personalities that resonate with our listeners is always our number one priority so we’re thrilled that we were able to tap into two great talents already with the CBS RADIO Phoenix team.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to take this new journey with The Morning Mess and expand my passion for radio,” said Castles. “Joey Boy and Aneesh are amazing and it already feels like family. CBS RADIO and the LIVE 101.5 team have been supportive and I am beyond grateful to Dave Pugh and Tim Richards for the opportunity to grow even more in this market. I can’t wait to get started!”
“I’m so excited to be back full time on KMLE,” said Shepard. “KMLE has always had a piece of my heart and it’s an awesome feeling to be coming back! I never really ’left’ being on weekends, but being full time again on KMLE is an incredible feeling. I’m excited to learn and grow more as I also continue on Live 101.5!”
Castles will retain her position as the afternoon host on LIVE 101.5 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Shepard replaces Castles as the night personality on the New KMLE @ 107.9 and will continue on as the midday host on LIVE 101.5, weekdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
About CBS RADIO Phoenix
CBS RADIO Phoenix is comprised of Top 40 station LIVE 101.5, Classic Hits station 94.5 KOOL FM, and Country station The New KMLE @ 107.9. The stations can be heard on-air, online at corresponding station websites, and via the Radio.com app. For more information, visit us online at CBSRADIO.com, LIVE1015phoenix.com, KOOLradio.com and KMLE1079.com. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the U.S. with 117 radio stations in 26 markets and an extensive array of digital assets.
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