Mike Kasper Takes Mornings At KBOI
Cumulus Media News/Talk 670 KBOI Boise has announced that Mike Kasper will fill the morning show slot previously held by Paul J Schneider until his retirement after 51 years last month.
Kasper has been a staple in the Boise market since 1989 with stops at KFXD and as Program Director of CHR “Magic 93.1” KZMG before spending 15 years in mornings at Townsquare Media Hot AC “Mix 106” 105.9 KCIX Garden City from 2002 until his exit last May.
“Kasper and Chris” hosted by Mike Kasper and incumbent co-host Chris Walton will air from 5-10am starting January 14.
After his retirement with over 51 years of broadcasting, Paul J Schneider returned to 670 KBOI this morning for an announcement and an endorsement. Following a months long nationwide search, NewsTalk 670 KBOI chooses Mike Kasper to join their morning show team.
“I’m so excited and honored to be joining an iconic station like KBOI and I’m honored to be following in the footsteps of a legendary personality like Paul J Schneider.”, says Kasper.
“Captain” Mike Kasper started his Treasure Valley broadcasting career in 1989 hosting the morning show at KF-95. Other Boise station stops include “Magic 93-1” and Mix.
Kasper on working in news-talk, “I finally get the chance to work in a news-talk format where, for the first time in my career, I’ll be able to talk with listeners to discuss current events, news, sports, politics and issues that affect our state and the Treasure Valley.”
Kasper has earned quite a few awards over 30 years including: 8 time winner of Idaho Statesman’s “Best of the Treasure Valley” for Best Morning Show, 3 time winner of Boise Weekly’s “Best of Boise” for Best Radio Personality, and 3 time winner of Idaho State Broadcasting Association’s award for Best Morning Show Personality.
NewsTalk 670 General Manager Don Morin, “KBOI was overwhelmed with the number of qualified applicants and talent wanting to be part of our team. Through hundreds of applications, Mike’s presence in the Treasure Valley is part of what made him one of the best candidates for the position. I look forward to 670 KBOI moving into a new era.”
Kasper has helped raise awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes like Idaho Foodbank’s Backpack Buddy program, which has raised over a quarter of a million dollars since 2012, the Christmas Elves program that provides toys to the kids who are at St Luke’s Children’s Hospital at Christmas time every year and many other various charitable programs, such as American Legion baseball, Toys for Tots and Idaho Shares.
On joining the 670 KBOI staff, Kasper says, “I look forward to joining and working with the already established team of Chris Walton and Rick Worthington. I look forward to being back on the radio to have some fun in the mornings again. I’m excited to join the faithful listeners of KBOI.”
The new “Kasper and Chris” show, hosted by Mike Kasper and Chris Walton, will air from 5-10am weekday mornings and officially starts Monday, January 14th on NewsTalk 670 KBOI.