Entercom CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis has appointed Scott Ellis and Program Director and midday host.
Ellis joins the station from the same role at Scripps CHR “Power 96.5” KSPW Springfield MO. Ellis spent over a decade at KSPW and rose to the Program Director role in January 2016. He will start in St. Louis on July 30.
Along with the addition of Ellis, KNOU has also announced that it has signed afternoon host HaZe to a long-term contract extension.
Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, named Scott Ellis as Program Director and midday host for NOW 96.3 (KNOU-FM) in St. Louis, effective July 30.
In addition, Entercom also announced it has reached a new long-term agreement with current NOW 96.3 talent HaZe. HaZe joined Entercom in 2015 and hosts afternoon drive from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.
“Scott’s level of talent, strong leadership and passion for the format will help take NOW 96.3 to high levels of success,” said Becky Domyan, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom St. Louis. “HaZe has a solid work ethic and high energy that will allow him to continue to make a significant impact with St. Louis listeners.”
“I’m thrilled to join the NOW 96.3 team and dive into the St. Louis community,” added Ellis. “Working in this market has always been a dream for me and I can’t wait to get started.”
Prior to joining Entercom, Ellis was Program Director and on-air personality at KSPW in Springfield, MO. and also held various programming roles at KKLR and KJEZ in Poplar Bluff, M.O.
“Words can’t express how excited I am to have the opportunity to continue my radio journey with NOW 96.3 in St. Louis, a city I love and call home,” HaZe said.