Delana Bennett Promoted To APD/Afternoon Host At KMYI San Diego
iHeartMedia Hot AC “Star 94.1” KMYI San Diego has promoted morning co-host Delana Bennett to APD/afternoon host.
Bennett has co-hosted mornings alongside Jesse Lozano since 2012 after previously holding the same spot with AJ Machado and Jeff & Jer at KMYI. She also previously served as Music Director and midday host at former sister Country “US 95.7” KUSS. Bennett first came to San Diego to co-host mornings at Rhythmic AC “Magic 92.5” XHRM with Greg Cook from 1997-2004 after previously working with Cook at KWRM Seattle.
Bennett, who also currently voicetracks the 2-4pm slot at KMYI, will have that shift extended to 2-6pm taking the other two hours from KMYI/KHTS Program Director Joe Haze.
Star 94.1 FM, San Diego’s More Music, More Variety Station, has named Delana Bennett as Afternoon Drive Host, effective September 3. Bennett will broadcast weekday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to hosting afternoon drive, Bennett has also been named Assistant Program Director for Star 94.1 FM.
Bennett has been a familiar voice in San Diego for almost 20 years. She is known for her fun, outgoing personality and the ability to make people smile with her unique brand of humor. As afternoon drive host, Bennett will provide entertaining features that focus on celebrity gossip with “Delana’s Dish,” heartwarming and inspiring stories with “Good News,” and crazy headlines and happenings from the great state of Florida with “WTF: What The Florida.”
Bennett, who previously served as an on-air personality on “Jesse Lozano in the Morning” on Star 94.1 FM since 2012, was also an on-air personality on the “Jeff and Jer Showgram.” Prior to her tenure at Star 94.1 FM, she also co-hosted the “Greg & Delana Show” on XHRM-FM in San Diego. Originally from Florida, Bennett graduated from the University of Florida and began her career at WRUF-FM in Gainesville, Florida.
“No doubt with Delana’s brand and market equity, she will elevate the listening experience every afternoon for San Diego commuters,” said Joe Haze, Program Director for Star 94.1 FM and Channel 93.3. “Delana’s ability to connect with listeners and relate to Star 94.1 FM’s busy adult audience makes her an ideal host for afternoon drive.”
“What an incredible opportunity,” said Bennett. “I can’t wait to entertain San Diego on the way home and connect with our listeners. A special thank you to iHeartMedia for believing in me and Jesse Lozano and our morning crew for an incredible seven years together.”