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Jenn Hobby To Join Jeff Dauler On Star 94 Atlanta Mornings

Jenn Hobby Jeff Dauler Star 94 WSTR Atlanta Drex Cassiday TingleThe most expected move in Atlanta radio will take place tomorrow morning as Jenn Hobby joins Jeff Dauler on Entercom Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR to announce the start date for their new morning show.

Both Dauler and Hobby worked together on the syndicated Bert Show based at Cumulus’ “Q100” WWWQ from 2002 to 2012. Hobby then moved to middays at Cumulus Country “Kicks 101.5” WKHX before exiting late last year. Dauler announced his departure from the Bert Show in November to join WSTR. That move led to quick animosity between the Bert Show and Dauler as they registered numerous domains connected to Dauler and Hobby.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hobby’s non-compete with Cumulus expired on February 15 and negotiations started shortly thereafter.

Entercom Atlanta announced today that it is reuniting Jenn Hobby and Jeff Dauler on Star 94.1. Jeff and Jenn will be joined by Mike Marino and will deliver great content, a fun, upbeat presentation and a true connection to the Atlanta community.

Hobby has worked on multiple Atlanta radio stations since 2000 including WBTS-FM, WWWQ-FM, where she and Dauler worked together as co-hosts on “The Bert Show,” and most recently WKHX-FM. She has won a “Gracie” award for her work in radio and an Emmy for her work in TV at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Hobby is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and also serves as a host for “Atlanta Eats TV” on WPCH-TV and “Falcons Playback” on CW affiliate WUPA-TV during football season.

“Jenn is uniquely talented and perfect for our audience,” said Mike Fowler, Vice President / General Manager of Entercom Atlanta. “I’m thrilled to reunite Jenn Hobby and Jeff Dauler on Star 94.1.”

“As we talked to people about what they wanted in a morning show, two names kept coming up again and again, and those names were Jeff Dauler and Jenn Hobby,” said Tony Lorino, Program Director of STAR 94.1. “We cannot wait to begin building the next generation of this historic radio station with Jeff and Jenn anchoring our fantastic slate of personalities.”

Hobby commented, “I’m honored to join Entercom and Star 94.1, an organization committed to making the best local radio in Atlanta. I’m BEYOND excited to have this opportunity with one of my best friends, Jeff Dauler, and I’m most thankful that I get to reconnect with the awesome listeners of Atlanta. I’ve missed our time together each morning.”

Jeff Dauler added, “”I am so excited to be reunited in a radio studio with Jenn. Some of my favorite memories – personal and professional – involve her, and I can’t wait to add to that library. Being able to launch a show with her is literally a dream come true.”

The STAR 94’s Lineup includes:
5:30-10am The Jeff and Jenn Show with Jeff Dauler, Jenn Hobby, and Mike Marino
10am-3pm Heather Branch
3-7pm Drex, Cassiday, and Tingle, with producer J.P. Allen
7-Midnight Andrew Hart

Original Report 2/1: After announcing his decision to leave Cumulus Media’s “Q100” WWWQ Atlanta’s based syndicated Bert Show to join Entercom Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR, Jeff Dauler will debut his new morning show in March.

Dauler will be joined by current WSTR afternoon host Mike Marino and a female co-host to be named later. The current morning show hosted by Drex, Cassiday and Tingle will move into the 3-7pm afternoon slot.

Entercom Atlanta announced today exciting programming changes at STAR 94 / WSTR-FM. Longtime Atlanta radio personality and stand-up comedian Jeff Dauler will launch a new morning show on the station, effective this March. STAR 94 will begin a nationwide search in February to find a co-host. Current afternoon host Mike Marino will be joining the morning show.

STAR 94’s current morning show, Drex, Cassiday and Tingle, with move to afternoons.

“STAR 94 is not just a radio station, it’s a beacon for pop culture and entertainment in Atlanta,” commented Program Director Tony Lorino, “For many years, this station had both successful morning and afternoon drive time shows, and we’re excited to bring that level of entertainment back to our brand.”

Dauler remarks, “While I’ve enjoyed sleeping in for a few months … I’m ready to start waking up early and entertaining Atlanta again. The countdown is officially on. I cannot wait to start collaborating with the very talented crew at Star to make this station the best in Atlanta.”

Entercom Atlanta VP / Market Manager Mike Fowler added, “We are taking STAR 94 to the next level by investing in great talent and live and local content. I am thrilled to bring Jeff’s smart and creative style to mornings and I think our new lineup will provide the best in radio programming in Atlanta.”

STAR 94’s Lineup includes:

5:30-10am Jeff Dauler Show with Mike Marino
10am-3pm Heather Branch
3-7pm Drex, Cassiday, and Tingle, with producer J.P. Allen
7-Midnight Andrew Hart

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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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