98.5 Atlanta

Charly Morgan Takes Middays At WSB-FM

Cox Media Group AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta has named Charly Morgan as its new midday host. Morgan, who will continue to co-host mornings at sister “106.1/107.1 Your Georgia Country” WNGC-FM Athens/WTSH Aragon/W296BB Jonesboro, had been filling in on the midday slot since May. She fills the vacancy created by Tripp West’s recovery from brain surgery. Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio’s B98.5 (WSB-FM/Atlanta) has officially added Charly Morgan to the weekday line-up as the midday host. Morgan is currently the morning drive co-host on Your Georgia Country (WNGC/Athens) and has also been handing midday fill-in on B98.5 since May 2017. Chris Eagan, Director of Branding and Programming, said, “I’ve been listening to Charly on WNGC for years, her sound, personality ...[Read More]

Drex Rener Joins Tad Lemire On B98.5 Atlanta Mornings

Cox Media AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta has announced that P.J. ‘Drex’ Rener will be Tad Lemire’s new morning co-host. Drex, most recently was the host of “Drex, Cassidy and Tingle” on Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR Atlanta. He has also worked mornings at “Kiss 95.1” WNKS Charlotte and “Q107.5” WHBQ-FM Memphis. Rener replaces Melissa Carter who exited earlier this year. Producer Kara Leigh will take on an expanded role with the new “Tad & Drex Mornings” as the female voice. Beginning Monday, May 15, B98.5 (WSB-FM/Atlanta) will be waking up Atlanta with a new addition to the morning show, Drex Renner. Tad & Drex Mornings will air weekdays from 5am-9am, continuing to focus on the issues that matter to wome...[Read More]

Kara Leigh Joins WSB-FM’s Tad & Melissa Show

Cox Media Group AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta has announced the addition of Kara Leigh to its “Tad & Melissa” morning show. Leigh has spent the past year as night host on WSB-FM and previously hosted middays on former sister Rhythmic CHR “95.5 The Beat” WBTS from 2007-2010. She has worked for Cox since starting as an intern in 2002. In her new role she will join Tad Lemire and Melissa Carter on WSB-FM’s morning show. Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta’s B98.5 (WSB-FM/Atlanta) night-host Kara Leigh will join The Tad & Melissa Show every weekday morning. Leigh started her career with CMG in 2002 and has filled roles in various departments throughout her career. Chris Eagan, Director of Branding and Programming, said, “Kara...[Read More]

B98.5 Atlanta Makes Morning Show Change

Cox Media Group AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta has hired Tad Lemire as its new morning host joining Melissa Carter. Lemire joins WSB-FM from Cox’ “Mix 96” KRAV Tulsa and previously worked for the company’s “Star 99.9” WEZN Bridgeport CT where he worked for WSB-FM PD Chris Eagan. He also spent many years in the Providence market at 93.3 WSNE and “98.1 WCTX“. Lemire will debut in Atlanta on February 1 and replaces Jeff Elliott who departs the company. Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio has tapped Tad Lemire to join Melissa Carter on B98.5. Lemire, formerly on CMG Tulsa’s Mix 96, will join Carter on the new Tad & Melissa Show weekday mornings 5 to 9 a.m. beginning Feb 1. “Tad is a rising star in Cox and I’m thrilled to welcome him t...[Read More]

Vikki Locke & Kelly Stevens Depart WSB-FM

Cox AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta will have a morning show opening as two longtime Atlanta personalities are departing the station. Vikki Locke had been with WSB-FM for the past five years after spending 17 years co-hosting mornings at “Star 94” WSTR. After the departure of her WSTR and WSB-FM co-host Steve McCoy in 2010 she was joined by Kelly Stevens for a second go-round in mornings at the station. Locke’s final show at the station will be on Friday, June 21 with Stevens leaving the following week on June 28. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Locke is returning to her native Ohio to spend time with her ailing father and start a media coaching company. The station hopes to have a replacement show in place within 30-45 days.

Steve & Vikki Back in Atlanta

After 17 years at Jefferson Pilot/Lincoln Financial’s Hot AC WSTR “Star 94” Atlanta, morning team Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke left in November. On July 1, following the expiration of their non-compete clause, the pair will take over mornings at crosstown AC WSB-FM “B98.5“.