Dial Global names format hosts


Dial GlobalDial Global announced new on-air lineups for its Hot Country, Hot AC, Mainstream Country, Adult Contemporary, and Rock 2.0 music formats. The changes impact immediately and include:

Hot Country – Ryan Fox’ “NOW with Ryan Fox” will air Monday-Saturday from 6am-10am, ET, on more than 100 affiliates across the country. Fox lands at Dial Global after a successful morning run at KKGO (Go Country 105), Los Angeles, and afternoons at KPLX, Dallas.  He replaces Jeff Young, who moves to nights on the Mainstream Country 24/7 format.

Hot AC – Award-winning Kansas City/Denver radio personality Blake Powers (The Wolf/KIMN, KTNI) will now be heard on over 100 affiliated radio stations in afternoon drive (3pm-7pm, ET) on Dial Global’s Hot AC Total and Hot AC Local.  Blake will be followed by Bernie Mack (7pm-12am, ET), who comes to Dial Global via KLUV, Dallas.

Adult Contemporary – The new, bright sound of Dial Global’s AC Total and AC Local formats, heard on more than 150 affiliates nationwide, now have a fresh-new line-up.  Chuck D kicks off morning drive (6am-10am, ET), followed by Cathy Taylor (10a-3pm, ET).  Michael Gifford moves from mornings to afternoon drive (3pm-7pm, ET), while Debbie Diaz takes on the night (7pm-12am, ET).

Chuck D (Chuck Woodford) had stints at KBCO, KXPK, and KTNI in Denver, while Cathy Taylor invested time at marquee stations in Tampa, Sarasota, Charleston, and Denver.  Michael Gifford segues to afternoons, a daypart he previously occupied during his 14-year run at KIMN, Denver. Debbie Diaz joins Dial Global AC with more than 20 years of experience, 17 of them as midday host at KLUV, Dallas.

Rock 2.0 – After a five-year run as Imaging Director and night personality on Denver’s KBPI, Eddie Barella moves to full-time midday (10a-3pm ET) on the nation’s premier Rock format upgrade, Rock 2.0.

Kirk Stirland, President of Programming for Dial Global said, “I am thrilled with these lineup changes as we continue to create the nation’s best format solutions for our affiliate stations.”