ALT 98.7, LA’s New Alternative, announced today that Chris Booker, acclaimed TV/radio personality and popular podcaster, will join the station as Afternoon Drive Host, effective January 4, 2021. Booker will broadcast weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
As the new afternoon drive host, Booker will be a trusted companion to the vast Los Angeles and Orange County communities. He will keep listeners entertained by broadcasting the best Alternative music from top artists such as Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, Billie Eilish, and Mumford & Sons. Known for his pop culture expertise as co-host of “The Perez Hilton Podcast,” Booker will bring his unique perspectives and insights to the ALT 98.7 airwaves by discussing the latest pop culture trends, headlines and news. He joins the station’s stellar lineup of on-air personalities including the nationally syndicated “The Woody Show,” “Hudson Hott” and “Danica Lopez”.
“Our paths have crossed for many years – mostly at The 1975 shows – and we finally found the perfect opportunity to work together,” said Lisa Worden, Vice President of Rock and Alternative for iHeartMedia and Program Director for ALT 98.7. “Chris is a pro with a knack for entertaining and a huge passion for Alternative Rock music. He’s a perfect fit for ALT 98.7, and I could not be more excited for him to join the team!”
“I’m pretty sure that I now know what it’s like to make the All-Star team now that I work for iHeartRadio,” said Booker. “This is such an incredible opportunity, and I’m so excited to work side by side with my friends Lisa and Woody. Let’s get it ALT 98.7! You Know!”
Booker joins the Los Angeles market from WNYL-FM where he most recently served as the afternoon drive host. He also served as the afternoon drive host for KAMP for 10 years and has had several stints at top radio stations in the country including WXRK; Z-100, New York’s #1 hit music station; WNEW-FM; Q102, Philly’s #1 Hit Music Station; and Sirius Satellite Radio.
In addition to his broadcast radio career, Booker has gained a television following and has served as a host/correspondent for several shows and networks. These include several roles in the television industry, such as a commentator and host for VH1 where he has been featured on over 50 shows including the “Greatest Ever” series and the “I Love The…” series, as well as being a New York correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and the TV Guide Channel, where he covered an array of red-carpet events. Booker has also received several honors celebrating his on-air career including various Billboard Magazine and Radio and Records awards for “Best Air Personality.”