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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mix 96.5 KHMX moves Blake Hayes to mornings

Blake Hayes drops into Kidd Kraddick's former morning slot on Mix 96.5 KHMX

JANUARY 07, 2014
Atom Smasher ready to shake things up at Mix 96.5 KHMX

Mix 96.5 KHMX morningsHouston's Mix 96.5 KHMX has had some turnover in the morning drive over the last few years.

Maria Todd came back to Houston to work at the CBS station in 2010, she was later replaced by Dallas-based syndicated guy Kidd Kraddick, whose show was just dropped last November.

With a promise of going local, Mix 96.5 KHMX afternoon drive man Blake Hayes will be moved to mornings starting Monday, February 25th. At the same time, Chad Pitt will join the Mix team for afternoon drive. Chad comes to Houston from Hot 101.5 in Tampa, but no stranger to CBS, having handled afternoon drive and Adult Top 40 WSJT Tampa.
Blake Hayes KHMX Mix 96.5
Mix 96.5 KHMX's Blake Hayes (

“I believe this move will sure up our personality driven line up on Mix,” said KHMX PD Bob Neumann. “Blake is the perfect fit for where we’re going with morning show. I talked to many very talented people during my search, but in the end, Blake is the right fit. It’s nice to be able to promote from within.”

“I worked with Chad in Tampa," Neumann added. "He’s a real pro and will fit right in with the Mix staff.”

Morning news and traffic will continue to be handled by John Paul Stevenson, who will also serve as morning show producer. Hayes has been handling Afternoon Drive for Mix since January of 2012.

JANUARY 07, 2014
Atom Smasher ready to shake things up at Mix 96.5 KHMX


  1. "Personality driven." Um, okay. I listen to Mix and I don't hear any personality. That's part of the problem.

  2. good luck Blake... It seems everytime Mix tries a new morning person it doesnt work and thats because the morning format is flat... you get no personality in the morning, its the same music, little interaction w the dj, its boring and too many commercials!... they better kick it up a notch! gonna need more then just moving Blake to mornings.. Mix lost me when when they fired Maria and Brad... I listen to Maria now on News 92 weekend mornings...


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