Thursday, October 06, 2011

89.3 KSBJ hires Coppelia Rivera as new morning host with Mike Kankelfritz

UPDATE
89.3 KSBJ's Mike Kankelfritz leaving Houston

I told you last July that Susan O'Donnell of the “Morning Show with Mike and Susan” on 89.3 KSBJ was leaving the show to pursue her new duties as the station's program director.

Now KSBJ lets us know that host Mike Kankelfritz has a new broadcasting partner. With more than 10 years of Christian radio experience, Coppelia Rivera joins Mike in the mornings. She has worked for Christian radio stations K-LOVE and The Rock Radio Network.

The station did an interview with both hosts, so listeners can get to know the morning show:


KSBJ: What’s an interesting fact that our listeners may not know about you?

Coppelia Rivera: Growing up in Puerto Rico, I’ve been to many beaches, but I’ve never seen or been in snow. I’ve been in cold weather—when I lived in California we lived close to Tahoe—but I was either too pregnant or my baby was too little for us to go. Plus, we didn’t know anything about driving in snow or getting bundled up for snow.

Mike Kankelfritz: I like to mow the lawn. I enjoy it. I don’t mind sweating. I don’t mind when it’s hot. It’s strange.

KSBJ: Describe your perfect day.

MK: For me, it would be camping in Colorado with my wife, Becky. Waking up, making breakfast—eggs, potatoes, and bacon on a Coleman stove—and then going on a hike and spending the evening around a camp fire roasting hot dogs, making smores, playing cards, and reading a book.

CR: I have a very expensive perfect day. It would include a trip to New York City, Broadway tickets, a really cool expensive restaurant, and a cute hotel in the middle of the city.

KSBJ: What kind of people do you have a soft spot for?

CR: Parents of little kids, from 0-5. It can be a difficult transition going from being a couple to having kids. I want to help parents in the same way I need help.

MK: I gravitate towards whoever is at their lowest station in life, those who really need KSBJ. Listening to our station is a vital part of their day.

UPDATE
89.3 KSBJ's Mike Kankelfritz leaving Houston

12 comments:

  1. She's gorgeous. She's up there with Theresa and Kelly Kelly as hot radio DJs in Houston.

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  2. These three are pretty normal looking. I guess "average" is the new "gorgeous"?

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  3. You have not seen other pictures of Copellia. She is freakin' hot.

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  4. Copellia Rivera and Jennifer Reyna are the hottest DJ's on KSBJ.

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  5. Kinda useless to post this as Mike is leaving KSBJ and they'll need a new morning show co-host again!

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  6. Mike is leaving? Good, he sucked anyway. I hope Jennifer Reyna can take her place.

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  7. I think Mike and Susan were great. I like Coppelia, and now I'm going to miss Liz Jordan. She is super awesome. Always so sensitive to the Holy Spirit. I'm sure God will send someone awesome to continue what Liz has carried on with all her heart. Best of wishes to Liz.

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  8. Hahaha! I hadn't seen all the "she's hot" comments. I'm flattered. ;)
    Anonymous, we're praying that the person who'll come in when Liz leaves is the perfect fit! I'm weird--most people say they don't like change, but I really do! And I'm excited about these changes at KSBJ. I think it's been great for the past few years ... but the best is yet to come! :)

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  9. Is she a liberal? She has made a few comments that have me wondering.

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  10. Mike is perhaps the most charismatic of personalities that KSBJ had. I worked the Share A Thon and watched him stand and deliver.
    Get to know his personal story, his family, his kids and see he's a man of God. Your call.

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  11. I know this is going to sound harsh, but when Copellia joined the morning- I sign off- I just could not take her. Now that she has moved to the afternoons, I don't listen to KSBJ on the drive home, I just listen to CD's in the car. I am torn here, as a Christian, we should show grace, but she is, without a doubt, the most annoying person on the radio. If I were a drinker, I'd play a drinking game, every time she laughs her "ha-ha-ha" you take a drink....trust me, you'd be drunk in five minutes. I hate saying this, but in a town this big, can we not find a decent host, that is not annoying, and someone who does not constantly laughs at herself?????? I even saw a post above where she responded....true to form, she began with "ha,ha,ha" - sorry, I just can't take it anymore......

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