Chris Matthews Joins KIZN Boise As PD/Morning Host
Cumulus Media Country “Kissin 92.3” KIZN Boise has appointed Chris Matthews as Program Director and Morning co-Host.
Matthews most recently served as PD/afternoon host for iHeartMedia’s “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento until its flip to Soft AC last year. He has was APD/MD/morning host at 107.9 KMLE Phoenix, Director of Marketing and Promotions for Cumulus Tucson, and worked in Boise at “104.3 Wow Country” KAWO.
Matthews will be joined in mornings by current KIZN midday host Alana Lynn. Lynn joined KIZN in April, also worked at KMLE and KAWO with Matthews.
Matthews fills the openings created by the exits of Program Director Hank Aaron and morning show hosts Cory Mikhals and Shawnda McNeal last month.
CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed Chris Matthews as Program Director and Morning Show Host for Country radio station Kissin 92.3/KIZN-FM in Boise, ID. Matthews joins Co-Host Alana Lynn as KIZN’s new morning show team, airing weekdays from 5:00am-10:00am.
A 17-year radio broadcasting professional, Matthews was previously Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host for iHeartMedia station KBEB-FM in Sacramento, CA. Prior to that, he was Morning Host for Entercom/CBS Radio’s KMLE-FM in Phoenix, AZ, and was Director of Marketing and Promotion for CUMULUS MEDIA in Tucson, AZ.
Don Morin, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Boise, said: “I couldn’t be more excited to have Chris lead the KIZN team. His energy and desire to win is infectious. I have no doubt that Chris and Alana will dominate Mornings in Boise!”
Matthews said: “I am honored and thrilled to be taking the reins of a legendary brand in the most beautiful city in the country. I can’t thank Don Morin, Charlie Cook and John Dimick enough for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I am so excited to be working again with Alana Lynn, who is as brilliant and talented as it gets. As KIZN is set to turn 30, I firmly believe that our best years are still to come!”