People Moves 10/26: Megan Carter Joins WKGS Rochester

DeGrasse Departs Max Media Denver,

Kiss 106.7 WKGS RochesterFormer “98 PXY” 97.9 WPXY Rochester Music Director/morning co-host Megan Carter has joined iHeartMedia’s “Kiss 106.7” WKGS for afternoons.

Carter spent a decade at WPXY before exiting in April. She gradually rose from nights to afternoons to mornings and adding the MD duties in 2011. With Carter’s addition to WKGS, On Air with Ryan Seacrest moves to middays and Brooksie will focus exclusively on afternoons at Hot AC “Mix 100.5” WDVI.

Longtime Denver radio fixture Brian ‘Wingnut’ DeGrasse has exited his position as Director of Marketing for Max Media. DeGrasse joined Max Media in 2009 after a decade in various positions at Clear Channel Denver including Promotions Director and on-air at Rock 106.7 KBPI. DeGrasse also previously served as Brand Manager for Rock “107X” KXDE and Rhythmic Oldies “Jammin 101.5” KJHM for Max Media. He can be reached at

Triangle Marketing Associates’ “Country Superstars 102.3” WKJO Smithfield/Raleigh NC has tabbed Kris Richards as afternoon host. Richards most recently served as Program Director at Full Service 1090 WTSB Selma NC.

Cumulus Media CHR “Hot 93.3” KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas is adding YEA Networks’ syndicated Tino Cochino Radio for afternoons replacing Program Director Dustin Kross.

CUMULUS MEDIA announces that popular Dallas-Fort Worth Top 40 station HOT 93.3/KLIF-FM is bringing the buzz-generating nationally syndicated radio show Tino Cochino Radio to Dallas-Fort Worth radio listeners. Tino Cochino Radio will air on HOT 93.3 weekday afternoons and debuts on Monday, October 29th from 3pm-7pm.

Hosted by Tino Cochino and Co-Hosts, Raquel and DJ Nicasio, Tino Cochino Radio is an innovative combination of entertaining on-air content, engaging, original video and social content, and a popular podcast. Tino Cochino Radio is syndicated nationally by YEA Networks.

Dan Bennett, Regional Vice President, CUMULUS MEDIA/Dallas-Houston, said: “Tino Cochino is a big time talent who is perfect for HOT 93.3 in Dallas. His humor, celebrity connections and high energy will be a great ride home in PM drive in this top 5 market.”

Tino Cochino, Host of Tino Cochino Radio, said: “I’m honestly still in shock. It’s literally been a dream of mine to be on-air in Dallas/Fort Worth since I first started interning at 13 years old. Market 5?!?! WE’RE READY! The biggest of salutes to Mike McVay, Dan Bennett, and Jeff Catlin for believing in our product and allowing us to create engaging radio in one of America’s greatest cities! I know my grandmother would be proud of this accomplishment. Thank you to everyone involved.” 

Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Tino Cochino broke into radio at the age of 13 as an intern. At age 16, he was given his first full-time on-air shift and worked his way to the #1 night show in his hometown. Nearing his 21st birthday, Tino took his show to San Antonio, TX, building a buzz that took him to Bakersfield, CA, and finally, to Power 98.3/KKFR-FM in Phoenix, AZ, where he now hosts Tino Cochino Radio weekday mornings from 6:00am-10:00am. Tino also has produced television content for CW.

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