Tony Russell Joins McKenzie & Jake At 98.7 The Bull Portland

98.7 The Bull KUPL Portland MoJoe RobertsAlpha Media Country “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland has announced the addition of Tony Russell to the station’s morning show joining incumbents McKenzie Roth & Jake Byron starting Monday, March 20.

Russell previously spent ten years as co-host at “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF Seattle’s “Fitz In The Morning” prior to exiting in October 2015. He also spent time at WFLC Miami, KJYO Oklahoma City, and KPLX, KRBV and KVIL Dallas.

Russell will replace Chunky on KUPL’s morning show. No word on his status with the station although as of this writing he is still listed on the station’s website as the morning host.

Alpha Media, Portland announced Tony Russell will join the morning show team at KUPL-FM 98.7 The Bull weekdays from 5 a – 10 a. Tony’s first day on the air is Monday, March 20, 2017.

Tony began his extensive radio career in 1998. His experience includes top rated morning shows in major markets such as Dallas, Miami, and Seattle.

Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “Tony is a genuine Country fan, people person, and stellar talent. We are honored to have him join Alpha and the winning team on The Bull.”

“We are honored to have a talent like Tony join us at The Bull 98.7. He is country through and through, a very funny man and will be a great team member for McKenzie and Jake.” remarked Alpha Media Portland’s Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Lisa Decker.

98.7 The Bull Program Director MoJoe Roberts commented, “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. I am looking forward to working with Lisa Decker, and to once again be under the leadership of Radio Guru Scott Mahalick! I’m also excited about working with MoJoe Roberts & 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!” remarked Tony.

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