KAJA Moves Bobby Bones To Mornings; Randy, Jaime & JoJo To Middays
iHeartMedia Country “KJ 97” 97.3 KAJA San Antonio is rearranging its on-air lineup starting Tuesday, August 28.
The syndicated Bobby Bones Show will move from its delayed night airing to mornings from 5-9am. The station’s current morning show; Randy, Jaime & JoJo will shift to a 9am-12pm timeslot. Jaime Martin will then continue solo from 12pm-3pm. Program Director ‘Kyle Anthony’ Due remains in afternoons from 3-7pm as midday host Bree Wagner moves to nights and takes on new Director of Music Integration and Activation duties.
Randy Carroll has been with KAJA since 1983 and part of its morning show since 1984. He has been paired with Martin since 2007 and JoJo joined the show in 2015.
KAJA ranked third in the San Antonio market with a 5.5 share in the July 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings, but trailed Cox Media competing Country “Y100” KCYY’s 5.9 share.
KJ97, San Antonio’s #1 for New Country, announced today the debut of The Bobby Bones Show. Beginning Tuesday, the award-winning Country radio show will broadcast weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Each morning, Bobby Bones and his co-hosts Amy, Lunchbox and Eddie welcome the biggest names in Country music and entertain listeners with their unique mix of pop-culture news and information, crazy stunts and hilarious conversations. The Bobby Bones Show recently garnered its third Academy of Country Music award for National On-Air Personality of the Year, following a 2017 Country Music Association award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year, and earned Bones the title of youngest-ever inductee into the prestigious National Radio Hall of Fame that same year. He has also been dubbed “the most powerful man in country music” by Forbes.
The Bobby Bones Show is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks on more than 100 radio stations, in addition to airing on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service.
Concurrently, The Randy, Jamie, and JoJo Show will follow The Bobby Bones Show weekday mornings at 9 a.m. Jamie Martin will expand her footprint on KJ97 and continue on air from Noon to 3 p.m. In addition, Program Director ‘Kyle Anthony’ Due, will continue in afternoons from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by longtime KJ97 personality Bree Wagner at night.
Bree will also expand her duties with the iHeartMedia San Antonio cluster as Director of Music Integration and Activation. In this new role, Bree will coordinate partnerships with the country music community to bring San Antonio one-of-a-kind, local events and experiences for KJ97’s audience.
“This is an exciting time for San Antonio and for our KJ97 team” says Matt Martin, President of iHeartMedia San Antonio/Austin. “We put Bobby on in evenings a few months ago. Ratings immediately spiked, and San Antonio is in the top 10 nationwide listening to The Bobby Bones Show Podcast. Starting Tuesday, San Antonio can wake up to The Bobby Bones Show and continue their day with Randy, Jamie and Jojo.”
“KJ97 and iHeartCountry continue to deliver top-tier experiences and entertainment to our Country fans in San Antonio,” says Kyle Due, Program Director of KJ97. “Being able to have The Bobby Bones Show start off the day, followed by the Randy, Jamie, and JoJo Show, is a listening experience no one else can deliver in town.”