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FM 106.1 Milwaukee Debuts New Morning Show

FM 106.1 Karen Scott Radar Shannen Riddle WMIL MilwaukeeiHeartMedia Country “FM 106.1” WMIL Waukesha/Milwaukee is revamping its morning show as “Ridder, Scott and Shannen”.

Ridder moves up from the afternoon slot he has held for the past three years to join Scott Dolphin and Shannen Oesterreich following the retirement this week of Karen Dalessandro and exit of Tony ‘Radar’ Hess. Scott, Karen & Radar had hosted mornings at the station together since 1998. Oesterreich joined the show last year after working in promotions and digital for the cluster since 2012.

FM106.1, Milwaukee’s Best Country radio station, announced today the debut of their new morning show, Ridder, Scott and Shannen, effective immediately. Ridder, Scott and Shannen will broadcast weekdays from 5 a.m. – 10 a.m.

“I am excited to introduce Ridder, Scott, and Shannen to the FM106.1 listener family,” said Kerry Wolfe, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Milwaukee. “This trio has the energy and humor to get your mornings started. Their knowledge and passion for the Milwaukee community and country music make them a perfect team for FM106.1.”

Born and raised in Richfield, Shannen grew up listening FM106.1 and discovered a passion for country music. Her radio career began with an internship in the station’s promotion department her freshman year of college. After five years with the company, Shannen is now the newest member of the FM106.1 morning show.

Ridder, a three-year vetern of the afternoon drivetime show, will move to mornings joining Shannen and current morning host Scott.

FM106.1 is a leading media outlet in the Milwaukee market and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; online via its branded digital site; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 95 million registered users.

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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  1. At least they didn’t put in the syndicated Bobby Bones show…….for now.

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