Cruz Show Departs Power 106 Mornings For Real 92.3 Afternoons
J Cruz has hosted mornings at KPWR since Big Boy exited for iHeartMedia’s “Real 92.3” KRRL in February 2015. Cruz previously hosted nights at KPWR and mornings at Kemp Broadcasting’s “Hot 97.5” KVEG Las Vegas as ‘J Noise’. Cruz and co-hosts DJ Lechero and Jeff ‘The Sports Dude’ Garcia will make the move to KRRL alongside DJ Lezlee. The new show will debut on Thursday, April 18. Cece Valencia remains at KPWR on what is now being called “LA’s Hip Hop Morning Show“.
iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ REAL 92.3 announced today that “The Cruz Show” anchored by one of LA’s most popular hip hop on-air personalities J Cruz, will join its afternoon program lineup Mondays through Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. beginning April 18.
J Cruz has captivated listeners around the Southern California region for years and has become an all-star on-air personality staple for the Los Angeles community. He joins REAL 92.3 from KPWR where he served as the lead morning show host on “The Cruz Show.” J Cruz will be joined by Executive Producer Jeff Garcia, DJ Lechero and DJ Lezlee.
“The Cruz Show” will feature celebrity interviews, prank calls, breaking music, hip hop news and the latest local and national headlines, covering what matters most to the REAL 92.3 active audience. From legends like Ice Cube and Kobe Bryant to current faves like Post Malone, Meek Mill and YG, and comedians like Michael Blackson and Marlon Wayans – “The Cruz Show” combines an open-door policy with energy, humor and dope music mixed by DJ Lezlee.
“iHeartMedia is all about attracting the very best on-air talent and I’m excited to add J Cruz to the growing list of super talents in our thriving Los Angeles market,” said Doc Wynter, Executive Vice President of Urban/Hip Hop Programming Strategy for iHeartMedia’s National Programming Group and Program Director for REAL 92.3. “Big Boy in the mornings and J Cruz in the afternoons — I get chills just saying it!”
“I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to join such a great group of legendary radio artists here at iHeartMedia’s REAL 92.3,” said J Cruz. “Hosting LA’s first afternoon hip-hop ‘morning show’ with my incredible team and merging with radio’s biggest family is a game changer. A special thanks to iHeartMedia for providing me with a fresh new platform to connect with the Los Angeles urban community.”
REAL 92.3 is the leading media outlet in the Los Angeles market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and 125 million registered users.
“The Cruz Show” is represented by MixAgent headed by radio veteran DJ Lynnwood.