Josh Martinez becomes permanent night host
iHeartMedia’s 103.5 Kiss FM (WKSC-FM) announced Tuesday the addition of two new contributors to The Fred Show, airing weekday mornings from 6-10.
Coming aboard are KeKe Hampton, who was Digital Content Manager of iHeartMedia’s Chicago cluster and also weekend host at sister station WGCI-FM and Jason Brown, who moves up to permanent contributor after doing so occasionally. Brown has also served as promotions director for the last seven years for Kiss 103.5 FM for the last seven years.
“Keke and Jason have been amazing co-workers for years,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia Chicago in a press release. “It is such a pleasure to promote both of these dedicated and talented cast members. I am so happy for them and for the newly enhanced ‘Fred Show’ experience.”
Hampton is also co-host of the podcast What More Can I Say? and a cooking show on YouTube while Brown has some TV credentials, such as TMZ and TLC reality show Say Yes To The Dress.
Meanwhile, 103.5 Kiss FM has taken the “interim” tag off of evening host Josh Martinez, making his position permanent. He has been filling the slot since June, replacing the previous occupant who exited. Martinez will continue to host nights at sister station Z100 in New York (WHTZ-FM) while also doing so for Chicago’s WKSC. Martinez has been at Z100 for the last fifteen months.
“Josh brings a unique skill set and tremendous energy to the Chicago airwaves. You can hear and experience his passion and enthusiasm in every single air shift.”, Scarano said.
Currently, 103.5 Kiss FM holds a significant lead among key demos over Audacy-owned archrival B96 (WBBM-FM). WKSC became Chicago’s second competing Top 40 (contemporary hit radio) station, launching in January 2001.
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