Compass To Launch DeDe McGuire In The Morning Nationally

DeDe McGuire In The Mornings K104 KKDA-FM CompassCompass Media Networks has announced it will begin syndicating the “DeDe McGuire In The Morning” show based at Service Broadcasting Urban “K104” 104.5 KKDA-FM Dallas in July.

McGuire’s show will debut in national syndication on July 16 after airing exclusively in Dallas. She has been with KKDA-FM since 2008 and lead morning host at the station since 2011. She also previously served as co-host of the syndicated Doug Banks Show and worked in the Chicago and Philadelphia markets.

McGuire will continue to be joined by co-hosts Lady Jade and Michael Shawn and producer Gary Saunders.

Service Broadcasting (owner of K104 FM in Dallas) and DeDe McGuire (host of DeDe in the Morning) are pleased to announce the selection of Compass Media Networks to manage the national syndication of DeDe in the Morning effective immediately, and in anticipation of a July national launch.

“DeDe McGuire is an incredible talent and we are thrilled to support the rollout of DeDe in the Morning nationally,” said Hymen Childs, Owner of Service Broadcasting.”
DeDe in the Morning will continue to broadcast from the studios of K104 FM in Dallas, and K104 FM shall now serve as flagship for the network.

“It is an absolute honor to enter national syndication,” said DeDe McGuire. “With humility, excitement and pride, all of us at DeDe in the Morning are 100% committed to continuing to put in all the hard work to make our program a success for our prospective affiliates and national sponsors.”

For the past five years, DeDe McGuire has served as host of DeDe in the Morning – during this period K104 FM has emerged as a dominant ratings winner in all key demographics. Ms. McGuire is no stranger to national syndication, having served as co-host of The Doug Banks Show for over 10 years.

“DeDe is a proven PPM winner!” said Geo Cook, Director of Operations & Brand Manager for K104 FM, DeDe in the Morning and Service Broadcasting. “The entire team – DeDe, Lady Jade, Michael Shawn and producer Gary – are ready to make your listeners laugh and have fun every morning.”

DeDe in the Morning will be available to affiliates beginning July 16th, 6am – 10 am ET and 5am – 9am CT, Monday – Friday.

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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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