Chris Cruise & Julia Lepidi Take Mornings At 98.7 Amp Radio Detroit

Amp Radio 98.7 WDZH DetroitFollowing the exit of Rat & Puff last week, Entercom CHR “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH Detroit has named Chris Cruise and Julia Lepidi as its new morning show.

Cruise, a Detroit native, joins the station from afternoons at Townsquare Media Country “Wow 104.3” KAWO Boise ID. He previously hosted mornings at “103.5 Kiss-FM” KSAS Boise, nights at Country 94.1 KMPS Seattle, multiple dayparts at CHR “Hot 107.9” WJFX Fort Wayne, “Z96.5” WAZY Lafayette IN, and Rhythmic CHR “Club 93.7” WRCL Flint.

Lepidi has spent her entire career at WDZH, where she had been hosting nights since 2015.

Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced the launch of a new morning show on 98.7 AMP Radio (WDZH-FM) in Detroit to be hosted by Chris Cruise and Julia Lepidi. “The Morning Show with Cruise and Julia” will air weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET., beginning Monday, June 18.

“As the leaders in live, local, original audio content, we are excited to bring our community a new show to tune in to while getting their day started,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Detroit. “I’m looking forward to hearing Chris and Julia on air together. They have a chemistry that will have listeners laughing out loud and are sure to make for a great morning tandem. I look forward to their success in Detroit.”

“Ever since I started in radio, my endgame has always been to land in my hometown of Detroit,” said Cruise. “It means the world to me that I get to come back to the “Comeback City” and do what I love. Can’t wait for coney dogs.”

“Hearing mornings in Detroit as a kid is what sparked my fire for radio,” Lepidi said. “WDZH has been my home since the beginning of my career, and I’m thrilled to be working with Chris to create something unique and special in Detroit.”

Chris Cruise is a Detroit native and comes to WDZH having previously worked at WOW 104.3 in Boise, I.D.

Lepidi has been a night show host at WDZH since 2015.

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