A 35-year radio vet, Chaz has been there and done that as far as differnt radio formats. Right out of high school he sunk his teeth into college radio and quickly moved on to major market radio, working in research, promotions, on air and music programming. Chaz has two sons and likes to play the 12-string guitar, watch TV movies and get outdoors as often as possible. Sports is a big player on the big screen at home, too.
Comedic performer and renowned radio personality, Rick Dees has made an indelible mark in the entertainment world with his captivating enthusiasm and quick-witted style. His number one internationally syndicated radio show, The Rick Dees Weekly Top-40, is heard each weekend by more than 70 million people around the world, including virtually every city in the United States, 125 countries, 27 massive ships at sea, and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. Dees' familiar voice and multitude of characters have become a mainstay of the American psyche and have even extended into Beijing, China becoming the first English speaking radio show to entertain Chinese listeners on weekends. With unprecedented ratings success, Dees garnered many accoloades, including Billboard Radio Personality of the Year for ten years in a row, the Marconi Award, the National Radio Hall of Fame, and his induction into the National Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame. Rick Dees currently resides in Toluca Lake, a suburb of Los Angeles, with is wife, Julie, who is an accomplished comedienne with numerous credits, including being the voice of several Smurfs, and the voice of Casper The Friendly Ghost. They have one son, Kevin, who is a specialist in real estate and entertainment. You can listen to Rick Dees every Saturday morning from 10am to noon on The Rick Dees Weekly Top-20 Countdown and Sunday night from 6pm to 10pm on The Rick Dees Weekly Top-40 Countdown (The 90's).
Somewhere in the Robinson family archives, there is a video of young Jeremy at a cousin's birthday party. While all the other children are playing, a young Jeremy is using a stick as a microphone and interviewing party guests. By age nine, Jeremy was hosting a radio and television version of "The Jeremy Robinson Show" out of his bedroom using a karaoke machine and his family's video camera. Jeremy will keep you informed and entertained every weekday afternoon, right here on Sunny 97.1.
Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely 80's transports its audience back to the 1980s. No one knows the 80's like original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood. She helped set the musical tastes and trends that are being celebrated today. The show’s features, such as The 80's Game, When Did That Happen, The Rock Vault, The One Hit Wonder and The Total Recall Top 5 reminds everyone about 80's memories, styles and events.
Kent Jones is a 35-year radio veteran. Kent's career has taken him to New Jersey, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Oklahoma. He went on to be morning personality and Program Director at radio stations in Indianapolis and Oklahoma City. Kent has spent his last 25 years as Program Director at KOMA-FM in Oklahoma City, consistently achieving top-5 ratings. He has been named medium market Program Director of the year by Radio and Records magazine. Now, you can hear Kent every Saturday night from 9pm to Midnight, as he hosts "Totally Awesome 80's". Stay tuned for three hours of the best pop, rock and party hits of the 1980's. Each weekend, Kent features a special theme, complete with time capsules and information about the songs and artists that we grew up loving...and still do!
A man of many trades, Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always keep active. Mario is the Emmy winning host of EXTRA, a nationally syndicated daily show. Not only does Lopez have a proclivity for the entertainment industry, he is also an avid sports fan. He has taken his love for sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as a recurring commentator on HBO Boxing. You can listen to Mario every Sunday morning from 10am-noon on the iHeart Radio Countdown.
Kid Kelly is a multiple Billboard Award-winning air personality who's been at the helm since the show's debut in December 1992. Kid grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended Kingsborough College. Kid has worked as a DJ at some of the biggest stations in the country, like Z100 in New York. BackTrax USA has been a featured selection on both United Airlines and Air Force One! The show was nominated for the prestigious Billboard Radio Award in both the Top-40 and Adult Top-40 categories for 7 years in a row. Host Kid Kelly received Billboard's Air Talent of the Year Award and Program Director of the Year Award in 1995, 1996 and 1997. Now, you can hear Backtrax USA every Sunday evening on Sunny 97.1!
Scott was born and raised in Seattle and like many seasoned radio veterans, has lived all over the United States with numerous years spent in various towns scattered throughout the Rocky Mountains. He has worked in markets such as Seattle and Salt Lake City and enjoys snowboarding, softball and soccer. Scott will keep you entertained overnight right here on Sunny 97.1!