Suzette Rodriguez Joins Johnjay & Rich Show

John Jay Rich 104.7 Kiss-FM KZZP PhoenixPremiere Networks syndicated morning show Johnjay & Rich has added iHeartMedia CHR “104.7 Kiss-FM” KZZP Mesa/Phoenix afternoon host Suzette Rodriguez as fourth member of the show.

Rodriguez previously filled in four co-host Kyle on during her maternity leave over the summer. She joined KZZP from sister Rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.3” KOHT Tucson in October 2016 after moving up from board op to afternoon host there.

Premiere Networks announced today that Suzette Rodriguez has been named a new co-host on The Johnjay & Rich Show, effective immediately. Based in Phoenix at iHeartMedia’s 104.7 KISS FM, Rodriguez joins hosts Johnjay, Rich and Kyle as they entertain listeners nationwide with their non-stop blend of pop culture, news and events, in addition to conversations with a wide range of music artists, newsmakers and celebrities. 

“Suzette is the perfect fit for our morning show family,” shared Johnjay Van Es.  “She’s unpredictable, unfiltered, and she’s also got that feisty Latina attitude that reminds me of my upbringing.  She brings out the loco in me!”

“Suzette brings her incredible spirit and energy every time she speaks,” added Rich Berra.  “The listeners love her REALNESS and charming side.  She’s like the little sister we want to impress, and annoy, in equal parts.  We’re happy to have her join the madness.”

“When I was asked to be a fourth member on The Johnjay and Rich Show, I freaked out!” shared Rodriguez.  “I’ve always listened to the show, and everyone I know listens to the show. I’m beyond grateful and excited to join an amazing team. I’m ready to learn from the best and start a new journey.”

Born in Tucson, Arizona, Rodriguez got her break in radio at the age of 19 while working as a board operator at the Hip Hop radio station KOHT-FM (Hot 98.3), where she later transitioned to hosting duties in afternoon drive. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Rodriguez moved to Phoenix and took over the afternoon drive program on the local Top 40 radio station KZZP (104.7 KISS-FM). During that time, she filled in for The Johnjay & Rich Show’s Kyle, who was on maternity leave last summer, and she quickly became a favorite among listeners. In addition to daily hosting duties, Rodriguez hosts Raw Talks with Suzette on iHeartRadio. Fans can follow @RadioSuzette on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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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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