‘Irish’ Greg McQuaid and Mike ‘No Name’ Nelson debuted this morning on Cumulus AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco/97.7 KFFG Los Altos joining incumbent host Renee Richardson.
McQuaid rejoins KFOG from iHeartMedia Classic Hits “Big 103.7” KOSF following a previous long run at the station. Nelson previously worked at CBS Alternative “Live 105” KITS and Hot AC “Alice 97.3” KLLC.
Cumulus announces that longtime Bay Area radio personalities “Irish” Greg McQuaid and Mike Nelson (also known as “No Name”) will join on-air morning personality Renee Richardson as Co-Hosts of The KFOG Morning Show. McQuaid and Nelson debuted with Renee on The KFOG Morning Show today. The KFOG Morning Show airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Nelson has been a popular on-air fixture on Bay Area radio for 20 years. He was formerly a morning show host for Alternative station KITS/LIVE 105 from 2009 to 2010 and hosted afternoons on the station from 2011 to 2014. Nelson was morning personality on KLLC/ ALICE 97.3 from 2002 to 2008. He also hosted nights on LIVE 105 from 1998 to 2002, and prior to that, hosted nights on KOME from 1994 to 1998.
Nelson currently hosts the Travel Channel’s “World Access” and the KOFY TV20 cable horror show “Creepy Kofy Movie Time”. A veteran voiceover talent and actor, Nelson has been featured in the films Cars (2006), Head in the Sand (2009) and Cars Race-O-Rama (2009).
McQuaid began his radio career at KITS/LIVE 105, along with Renee and No Name. He spent 14 years at KFOG before taking a detour to Big 103.7, where he has been on-air for the past two years.
Troy Hanson, Corporate Programming/Rock Formats for Cumulus said: “It’s a great day for Bay Area radio fans as we welcome No Name and welcome back Irish Greg to the on-air and digital sphere of the KFOG brand. Both gentlemen, along with Renee Richardson, bring that special “it” of SFO authentic appeal, flavor and feel that will set an excellent course for each listening day at KFOG.”
Jim Richards, Operations Manager/Program Director for KFOG said: “This is an exciting time for KFOG! One of my main goals when coming here was to build a morning show. To have “Irish Greg” McQuaid rejoin as Producer with Renee (Richardson) would be great on its own – but “No Name” Mike Nelson’s addition takes this show to a whole new level. We have three market veterans coming together to give The Bay Area a show of relatable music fans who will give listeners a new reason to tune in to KFOG.”
McQuaid said: “I’m thrilled to be returning to KFOG, which I’ve always considered myradio home. Renee, Mike (No Name) and I are three friends that love the Bay Area and I know that will make for a fun, informative and sometimes silly start to the day. I can’t wait!”
Nelson said: “Growing up as a kid in the East Bay, attending college in the South Bay, and working for years in San Francisco, the weight and legacy of the KFOG call letters are not lost on me. KFOG has always been the true one-of-a-kind soundtrack to life in the Bay Area, and I am beyond excited to be a part of that. Renee and Greg are two Bay Area originals and are super talents. I first met them both in the late 90’s and have always been a huge fan of what they bring to the table on and off the air. So yeah, getting to work with two of the best radio personalities on the legendary KFOG– I’m definitely living the dream!”