Premiere Networks announced Kerri Kasem, co-host of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx, has decided to step down from her hosting duties with the national rock music radio programs. Kasem, who broke the news to listeners 3/28, shared that her decision to leave the programs after more than four years stemmed from the time commitment necessary to join Sixx on the road for Mötley Crüe’s final tour.
In addition to her other radio hosting duties, upcoming projects and philanthropic efforts including The Kasem Cares Foundation, Kasem recently started her own business, Good Vapor of Beverly Hills, and is actively lobbying a Visitation Bill that would provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want to visit their parents, and provide children the right to know when an ailing parent’s health becomes worse or if the parent dies.
Details regarding a new co-host for both programs will be announced on 4/2. Leading up to her departure, Sixx Sense will feature an on-air tribute to Kasem from 3/31 through 4/2 with highlights from her years with the program, and a special goodbye video will be posted on www.SixxSense.com.
Kasem joined Sixx for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx in February 2010. Sixx Sense quickly became one of the most-widely-syndicated rock radio programs in the U.S. Today, it reaches 2.9 million weekly listeners on more than 100 stations nationwide (Source: Nielsen Audio, FA’13, Nationwide, Exact Times, Weekly Reach, P 12+), and The Side Show Countdown airs on nearly 50 stations worldwide.