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IHEARTMEDIA DAYTON RADIO ICON KIM FARIS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM MIX 107.7

iHeartMedia Dayton today announced the retirement of legendary on-air personality Kim Faris, shared personally by Kim on the “Jeff, Kristi and Dave Morning Show.” After 43 years broadcasting in the Dayton market, Faris last day on-air will be Friday, July 16.

IHEARTMEDIA DAYTON RADIO ICON KIM FARIS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM MIX 107.7
Kim Farris

During her time on-air, Faris has graced the airwaves on stations like WING, WJAI, WGTZ Z93, WLQT, WYDB and most recently on Mix 1077. She has been the midday host on Mix 107.7 for the last five years, where she is currently ranked #1 with people ages 25-54 in the 10am-3pm time slot.

A member of the Ohio Radio Hall of Fame and the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Faris has also played a key role hosting the Miami Valley View show every weekend on all of Dayton’s iHeartRadio stations for the last decade. In addition, she has volunteered and advocated for a variety of amazing organizations across the Dayton area and Tri-State Region, including the American Heart Association, Walk for Women’s Wellness, Noble Circle Project, Pink Ribbon Girls and many more.  

“My hope, as I hang up these headphones, is that I have made a positive impact in our community,” said Faris. “That is what this job is all about — to connect with our listeners and make them feel happy, sometimes sad, but always appreciated. I will continue to advocate for women’s health and well-being, making sure women in Dayton and the Miami Valley are aware of the many services in our community that are here to help them live their best life.”

“Kim is the kind of person you hope and pray will be on your staff,” said Jeff Stevens, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Dayton. “She will learn anything you throw at her, and she makes everyone on the staff better. The hole she will leave behind is not a small one. Not many people are irreplaceable, but Kim falls into that rare category. We’ve hidden all the calendars hoping she might lose track of the date and accidentally stick around a little longer.”      

“Working with Kim Faris for the last 29 years has been a real honor,” said David Litteral, Market President for iHeartMedia Dayton. “She is one of the best broadcasters in the business and a true friend. We will certainly miss her smile and contagious enthusiasm!”

To celebrate Faris’s time on-air, the station’s annual Mix 107.7 taking place on July 23 at Fraze Pavilion, will honor Faris with a special send off in between Night Ranger and Styx performances.

WMMX is the leading media outlet in the Dayton market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 150 million registered users.

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