Friday, December 30, 2016

Hot 95.7 becomes The Spot

UPDATE APRIL 5, 2017

Mix 96-5 (KHMX-FM) will launch The Morning Mix with Sarah Pepper, Geoff Sheen and Lauren Kelly on Monday, April 10, airing weekdays from 5:30 AM – 10:00 AM. The show can be heard on-air, online at www.mix965houston.com or via the Radio.com mobile app.

“The Morning Mix will be unlike any other morning show in Houston. We have three unique and likeable personalities with creative perspectives and strong opinions. They represent every member of the KHMX audience; they are a dynamic team that will give our listeners a fresh and unique way to start their day,” said Chase Murphy, Programming Director, KHMX Mix 96-5.

Sarah Pepper comes from CBS RADIO Houston’s sister station KKHH-FM, the former Hot 95.7. Geoff joins the team from San Antonio’s KTKR and Lauren Kelly moves to mornings after hosting the afternoon show.


UPDATE JANUARY 05, 2017
The New 92.1 Radio Now replaces Boom 92.1 KROI
Radio One Houston has responded to Hot 95.7 KKHH flipping to 95.7 The Spot by blowing up Boom 92.1 KROI and making it The New 92.1 Radio Now Houston's LIT Music Station

CBS Radio Houston relaunches Hot 95.7 KKHH as "The Spot"


UPDATE
Mix 96.5 KHMX starts 2017 at center of Houston radio rumor mill

CBS Radio Houston press release about Hot 95.7 format flip to 95.7 The Spot:

HOUSTON, TX, December 30, 2016 -- In an exciting move for Houston area music fans, CBS RADIO’s 95.7 today unveils a fresh new format beginning promptly at 12:30 pm. 95.7 The Spot is Houston’s newest adult hits radio station programmed for listeners who love a variety of hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. The station is designed for listeners who need a break from the everyday stresses of life and features the most popular artists of the time, including Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Madonna, U2, Prince and many others.

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LISTEN TO THE CHANGE FROM HOT 95.7 TO THE SPOT
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"We worked exhaustively to understand what Houston listeners were missing in the market from their local radio stations,” said Sarah Frazier, SVP/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Houston. “Listeners told us they wanted their own spot to hear their favorite music hits, a spot to relax and energize at work and a spot to feel comfy and complete. This is your Spot, Houston.”

Listen to The Spot on-air, online at 957thespot.com and on the Radio.com app.

About 95.7 The Spot
95.7 The Spot (KKHH-FM) is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. CBS RADIO owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets, as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates KHMX-FM, KIKK-AM, KILT-AM, KILT-FM and KLOL-FM in Houston. Visit 957thespot.com for more information.

UPDATE JANUARY 05, 2017
The New 92.1 Radio Now replaces Boom 92.1 KROI
Radio One Houston blows up Boom 92.1 KROI for The New 92.1 Radio Now Houston's LIT Music Station

UPDATE JANUARY 5, 2017
David Barron reports that Sara Pepper remains employed with CBS Radio Houston:

Former morning host Sarah Pepper remains under contract with CBS Radio, and Frazier said her next assignment will be determined within a month. Separately, Frazier said she expects to have a decision within a month on plans to fill the morning drive time vacancy on the company's KHMX (96.5 FM), prompting speculation that Pepper will fill that role. READ THE REST

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