Former 102.5 KSFM Sacramento Music Director/Midday Host Bre Ruiz is rejoining Entercom to serve as Sir Mix-A-Lot’s co-host in mornings at Classic Hip-Hop “Hot 103.7” KHTP Tacoma/Seattle. Ruiz exited KSFM in April with the rest of the local staff of the station. She also served as MD at Country 105.1 KNCI. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced the appointment of Bre Ruiz as co-host for Hot 103.7 (KHTP-FM)’s “Sir Mix-A-Lot” morning show, effective September 4. “Sir Mix-A-Lot” airs weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PT. Ruiz most recently held on-air and Music Director roles at sister station 102.5 KSFM (KSFM-FM) in Sacramento. “We’re excited to welcome Bre to the Puget Sound and to the Hot 103.7 team” said Jack Hut...[Read More]
Entercom Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7” KHTP Tacoma/Seattle has appointed Eric Powers as its new PD/Afternoon host and Anthony Ray, better known as rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot as morning host. Powers, the longtime PD at Rhythmic CHR 93.3 KUBE until its flip to Mainstream CHR “Power 93.3“, will fill the Programming role most recently held by Mike Preston until his February exit. Powers has spent his entire career in Seattle starting at Nathan Hale High School’s “C89.5” KNHC and a stint at Alternative “107.7 The End” KNDD before joining KUBE in 1992 and adding programming duties in 1998 as well as also programming CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” KBKS for a time. Sir Mix-A-Lot, best known for the song “Baby Got Back”, will take the morni...[Read More]
After seven plus years with the company, Mike Preston is stepping down as Program Director of Entercom Country “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF and Classic Hip-Hop “Hot 103.7” KHTP Seattle at the end of February. This was Preston’s second run in Seattle as he previously OM/PD of 96.5 KJAQ and 106.1 KBKS for CBS Radio from 1997-2006. He also was APD/MD of ABC’s 95.5 WPLJ New York from 1989-1997 and VP/Programming of CBS Radio San Francisco from 2006 until January 2009. Entercom Seattle VP/Programming Dave Richards will add KHTP and KKWF to his duties until a replacement is named.
Entercom Rhythmic AC “Hot 103.7” KHTP Seattle has filled its morning vacancy with the addition of Deanna Cruz from Cumulus Rhythmic CHR “Hot 106.3” WWKX Providence. Cruz, who currently hosts the “Rise & Grind” morning show at WWKX with Vezzy Parmesan, will debut on KHTP in early August. She replaces Candy & Potter who were dismissed from the station in March. Entercom’s New HOT 103.7 (KHTP) proudly announces Deanna Cruz as the new morning show host. Cruz will join the station for wake-ups in the beginning of August. Cruz comes to HOT 103.7 from Hot 106 (WWKX) in Providence, Rhode Island, where she’s been a key personality for over eight years, including the last four as morning host. After growing up in Hartford and graduating from ...[Read More]
Entercom Rhythmic AC “Hot 103.7” KHTP Seattle has begun staffing up. Candy & Potter, most recently at Country “Q106.3” WWQM Madison, WI will return to the Seattle market to host mornings beginning on January 22, 2014. The duo began their radio career at CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” KBKS Seattle and also hosted mornings at CBS’ Country 94.1 KMPS along with stations in Albany and Charlotte. KHTP has also hired Kristin The Island Girl for middays. Kristin previously hosted middays at KBKS from 2001 to 2009. The press release announcing the hiring of Candy & Potter follows: Entercom Seattle proudly welcomes Candy & Potter to anchor the morning show for The New HOT 103.7 (KHTP). The announcement is a homecoming for the pair, as both members of thi...[Read More]
Some thoughts on a few of the format changes that took place this past week… KMTT To Rhythmic Hot AC The biggest and most surprising format change to take place over Labor Day Weekend was Entercom’s shift of “103.7 The Mountain” KMTT Seattle to Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7“. KMTT had struggled since the implementation of the PPM and jettisoned all its AAA currents/recurrents in 2011 for a full Classic Rock presentation in an attempt to streamline its brand. The new format has also had its issues in Seattle. 106.1 KBKS in the mid 90’s, “95.7 The Beat” KBTB in the early 2000’s, and “Movin 92.5” KQMV from 2006-2009 all attempted formats similar to what 103.7 is doing now and failed. The new format enters a Seattle market th...[Read More]
Entercom flipped AAA “103.7 The Mountain” KMTT Seattle to Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7” at 3pm today. Branded as “The Rhythm Of Seattle”, the station is focusing on current hits mixed with Rhythmic gold of the past 20 years. The station is launching with 10,000 songs in a row. Mike Preston, PD of Country “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF and previously PD of crosstown CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” KBKS will program the station. KMTT had been branded as “The Mountain” since 1991; first as AAA before seguing to Classic Rock in 2011. In the July PPM’s the station registered a 2.4 share. The first hour of Hot 103.7 consisted of: Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines MC Hammer – Can’t Touch This Rhianna – Umbrella Nelly –...[Read More]