Alpha Media AC “Star 96.7” WSSR Joliet IL has promoted weekend host Kevin Kollins to mornings alongside Lisa Jordan.
Kollins takes the place of the recently exited Josh Cooper and will continue to host afternoons at sister News/Talk 1340 WJOL. Kollins was a CHR jock in the early/mid 90s at stations like WIFC Wausau, WZEE Madison, and KDWB Minneapolis before moving to the music promotion business in 1997 prior to joining WSSR for weekends in 2009.
Alarm set! Monday, May 21st, longtime STAR 96.7 (WSSR-FM Chicago/Joliet) weekend host, Kevin Kollins, wakes up a lot earlier, as new co-host of the “The Star Morning Show – Featuring Lisa and Kevin.” Kevin joins Lisa Jordan, who continues to co-host.
Scott Childers, Star 96.7 Program Director, happily shares details: “After a search, which took us across the country; it was clear that our stars were right here, in the building! Kevin has been a familiar voice on STAR, for nearly ten years. This is a great opportunity to take it to the next level, with the great chemistry between them. You can feel it; and it feels fun.” Kevin continues to host the afternoon show, at 1340 WJOL.
Kevin’s take: “I can’t tell you how excited I am to join Lisa Jordan on The STAR Morning Show. We truly will reach to the stars, and grow the fun to new heights. I’m extremely grateful that AlphaMedia brought some really innovative minds together, to allow me to continue my afternoon talk show, at WJOL and to add mornings on STAR 96.7.” Lisa adds: “I’m pretty darned thrilled that this is our new direction. And I’m grateful to welcome Kevin to the morning team. He and I are really looking forward to “putting the pedal to the metal,” to see how to make each morning truly enjoyable and informative – you know, awesome.”
Lisa Jordan, a Chicago native, has been the co-host of the STAR Morning Show for the last two years. Before that, she was On-Air and Production Director, and Social Media Manager, at Country-formatted Nash Icon 92.7 WUVA, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In addition to his post as host of the formerly nationally syndicated show “Hit Tracks,” Kevin Kollins has held on-air positions for over two decades, at numerous stations, including WJOL-Chicago/Joliet, WIFC-Wausau, Z104 Madison and KDWB Minneapolis. Prior to returning to broadcasting, at WSSR and WJOL, Kevin had spent 13 years with the music promotion firm Jeff McClusky and Associates, and rose to the position of Senior Vice President of Promotion.