A Motor City Morning Engine Gets Key To National Rollout


NORTHVILLE, MICH. — They rule the roost in wake-ups at Beasley Media Group‘s Active Rocker WRIF-FM in Detroit. They’re also heard at the company’s WRXK “96 KRock” in Fort Myers-Naples; WPBB “98.7 The Shark” in Tampa-St. Petersburg; and at WBOS-FM in Boston.

Now, non-Beasley stations have access to Dave & Chuck the Freak, thanks to a syndication agreement that has just been finalized.

Handling the syndication is Key Networks, which will put the program featuring co-hosts Dave Hunter and “Chuck the Freak” and an ensemble cast including Lisa Way, Andy Green, James Campbell, Jason Watson, and Al Beck in other markets.

Beasley Chief Content Officer Justin Chase explains, “We have been self-syndicating Dave & Chuck the Freak for the past few years,” said Beasley Media Group Chief Content Officer Justin Chase. “The show characters have made a deep connection with audiences in our markets. Now that we have a proven model for success, we’re excited to share it with other broadcasters who want a winning show on their stations”

Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer for Key Networks, added, “Key Networks continues to bring the best talent to the syndicated marketplace … We already have stations ready to come on board and shake up mornings around the country.”


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