After a week of voting and nearly 900,000 votes cast, “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa announced the five “Men of Radio Co-Host for a Day Search” broadcasters who have been selected to join Ripa as guest co-hosts January 24-28. The search was open to male radio broadcasters with regularly scheduled shows of any kind. This, after After a week of “Women of Radio” co-hosts with Regis last August. The “LIVE” audience was invited to nominate their favorite local radio broadcasters to join Kelly as a guest co-host for a day.
The search was open to male radio broadcasters over the age of 18 with regularly scheduled shows of any kind, including music, sports and news, plus traffic reporters and weathercasters. The winners:
BOBBY BONES, 96.7 KISS FM, AUSTIN, TEXAS
ERIC FERGUSON, 101.9 FM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
FITZ, 100.7 THE WOLF, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
JEFF MAULER, HOT 89.9, OTTAWA, ONTARIO – CANADA
MIKE CATHERWOOD AKA “PSYCHO MIKE,” KROQ, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
After receiving tens of thousands of nominations, LIVE’s producers narrowed the field to the Top 100 and then ten finalists, whose names were announced live on the air 1/10. After a week of online voting, LIVE viewers and radio listeners from across the country cast their votes and selected Bobby, Eric, Fitz, Jeff and Mike. Their scheduled co-host dates will be announced within the next few days.