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KINK Portland To Debut New Morning Show With Corey Foley and Mitch Elliott

Sean Demery 101.9 KINK PortlandAlpha Media AAA 101.9 KINK Portland will debut a new morning show hosted by Corey Foley and Mitch Elliott on Tuesday, May 2.

Foley has beed out of radio since exiting CBS Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM Houston in 2014. She has also worked at “Wild 98.7” WLLD Tampa, 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis, and and “95.7 The Wolf” KBWF San Francisco in her career.

Mitch Elliott joins KINK from afternoons at crosstown Entercom Hot AC “105.1 The Buzz” KRSK where he has worked for the past ten years. He also has worked at “Fox 97.1” WFOX Atlanta and “Mix 92.5” KLSY Seattle.

Corey and Mitch will take over the morning slot currently held by Cort Johnson and Sheila Hamilton. No word yet on their status with the station.

Alpha Media, Portland signs Corey and Mitch to mornings on KINK FM. The show will begin airing 5:30am to 10am on May 2nd.

Corey Foley was born and raised in Florida. It all started in St. Petersburg, FL, at Wild 94.1. She then moved to Minneapolis, MN, to work with Dave Ryan at KDWB. Corey then headed to San Francisco where she worked at 95.7 The Wolf with Scott Mahalick. Her next move was to the wild west, a.k.a. Houston, to be on 100.3 The Bull. The west coast has now called her back and she can’t wait to explore everything that is Portland and KINK.

“I am very excited to work with Scott again, as well as Sean Demery and Mitch Elliot. It’s an amazing team and I’m truly blessed to be a part of it,” added Corey.

Mitch Elliott is a native of Atlanta who began his radio career at WRAS. From there he moved to WFOX where he would learn the craft while working in positions ranging from overnights to Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Drive. After nearly 16 years at WFOX, the Northwest was beckoning to Mitch for a change. He spent three years doing mornings at KLSY in Seattle before finding his forever home in Portland, OR. After a very successful 10-year run as the afternoon drive-time show at KRSK and two nominations and one win for Best Radio Show in Portland (as voted on by readers of Willamette Week), Mitch is thrilled to have found his new radio home on 101.9 KINK.

Mitch stated, “It only took me two and a half decades, but I have finally landed my dream gig at KINK! I look forward to working with the incredibly talented team to keep KINK the amazing radio station it has been for years!”

Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “We are elated to have found our soulmates to pair with Portland’s iconic KINK brand for mornings. Corey and Mitch are two uniquely talented, entertaining hosts with huge passion for the music, Northwest lifestyle and a love for the arts.”

“Not only are they very competent morning show hosts, Corey and Mitch are extremely fun to be around and will bring outstanding energy and charisma to KINK Mornings,” remarked Sean Demery, KINK Program Director.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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