Afentra Jumps To X105.1 Kansas City For Afternoons
Former “96.5 The Buzz” KRBZ Kansas City morning host Afentra is staying in the city and format while jumping to Cumulus Media Alternative “X105.1” KCJK Garden City for afternoons starting Thursday, February 7.
She will air from 3-8pm on KCJK. Afentra anchored “Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz” on KRBZ from 2002 until her exit last August. KCJK will continue to feature the syndicated Woody Show in mornings.
KCJK registered a 1.8 share of the Kansas City market in the Holiday 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings trailing KRBZ’s 3.0.
CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it will launch The Afentra (Show) in Kansas City on Thursday, February 7th on X105.1/KCJK-FM. Airing weekdays from 3pm-8pm, Afentra will combine her legendary quick wit with her extensive Alternative music expertise and authentic connection to Kansas City’s Alternative fans and community. Afentra was previously on-air at Kansas City’s KRBZ “The Buzz” as the highly-rated morning show host of Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz, a key component in the success of the station since 2003.
Mike McVay, Executive Vice President, Content & Programming, CUMULUS MEDIA and Westwood One, said: “The opportunity to bring Afentra to the Cumulus KC cluster was one we simply couldn’t pass up. A talent with her skills, experience and market heritage is a rare find. We are excited to have her join our team.”
Mike O’Reilly, Program Director, KCJK 105.1, added: “Sometimes in a lineup strategy you get lucky and make a big splash. Adding Afentra to X105. 1 is more along the lines of a tidal wave for Kansas City Alternative! Afternoons is the ideal daypart for The Afentra (Show) on X105.1, and for her next chapter of success.”
Afentra said: “X105.1 didn?t just say they wanted me, they showed me. I?m not just talking monetarily. Wanting me, my thoughts and my experience – that speaks to my soul, matching their words with actions. I’m rested, excited, and ready to win!”
Donna Baker, Regional Vice President, Cumulus Midwest Region, added: “Afentra has the gift of observing life in a manner that is real, whether hilarious or poignant, and sharing that in a way that truly connects. Combined with her passion for music, artists, and community, The Afentra (Show) ignites a new world of success for the audience and advertisers on KCJK, X105.1. “
Agent for Afentra is Ross Eatman.