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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Is something happening at Mix 96.5 KHMX?

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

UPDATE JANUARY 02, 2017
A change for Mix 96.5 KHMX

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


I know Hot 95.7 KKHH's format flip to The Spot is on the minds of everyone's radio speakers in Houston right now, but what about CBS sister station Mix 96.5 KHMX?

KHMX was in the inscrutable radio rumor mill before 95.7 blew up its longtime identity last Friday. Neither station has been firing up the Nielsen Audio ratings in the last few months (People Meter 6+ Mon-Sun, 6a-12mid) so I can see why the gossip has been coming.

Apparently the Mix 96.5 "The Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show" was let go earlier in the week. A little birdie told me that happened. I noticed the show being pulled from the station's web front page. Next, Dave Farra, "The Dave" of the bunch, changed his Twitter bio to remove the CBS and Mix 96.5 mention.

Old bio:
Dad. Husband. Host of @CBSRadio's @DaveMahoneyDK on @Mix965Houston. Play by Play announcer. Exec. Producer @ Farra Productions, Inc. Contact: @CMEGTalent
New bio:
Dad. Husband. Host of @DaveMahoneyDK Morning Show. Play by Play announcer. Exec. Producer @ Farra Productions, Inc. Contact: @CMEGTalent

Then radio trade site All Access also reported Mix 96.5 assistant program director/music director/mid-day DJ/man of many hats, Chris Jackson, left the station.

So where does all of this leave us? Well, anything is possible I guess. Here are questions/theories being floated around in the social media world.

Will the former Hot 95.7 staff move to Mix 96.5? Will Mix 96.5 get the CBS Amp treatment? Will Mix 96.5's alleged moribund condition prove untrue, and it continue on with the same programming? Will it go back to being more like Mix of the past? Will it go to a Spanish-language format? Is 95.7 The Spot a temporary stunt format that will quickly become a new station? Will these canards amount to nothing?

Whatever the case, I'm sure CBS Radio is pleased its stations are the subject of this much speculation.

Stay tuned.

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


UPDATE JANUARY 02, 2017
A change for Mix 96.5 KHMX





9 comments:

  1. The curse of Donkey Punch. Just like when she's on TV, once she appeared on this radio show it was doomed. (Before, at least the poor radio show was dying a slow death. Once Donk waddled into the studio on occasion, it got 1000 times worse.)

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  2. There is a stereotype people like you normally fall into. Your own feeling of self worth are so dismal you seek out attention like a 4 year old. I realized this was not a real critic of someone's character or that this held any truth to the ending of 96.5 the minute you began with such a creative spelling of her real name. She must have rejected you in some social setting or you feel so inferior you find any source to anonymously be petty.

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    1. There is a stereotype people like you normally fall into. Your own feeling of superiority make you think you have all the answers when, in reality, you are always supporting the wrong side of right. I realized you were not a real critic of someone's character or talent once I saw the no-talents you try to pimp as being talented. You, madame, are clueless. But keep promoting the no-talents. (Especially those no-talents who reject NOBODY along their career path...)
      Idiot.

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  3. This person must have been rejected a lot as a child.

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  4. I don't care what any of you say. All I know if the Dave Mahoney & DK show simply S....U.....C.....K....E.....D.

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  5. it was a good show. get it back.

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  6. I really would like to know who is in the charge of the 96.5 morning show lineup? I mean seriously, I would like to know. Year after year they change it from one host to another, then comes along Dave / Mahoney show, and by god, its the best thing that has ever happened to the EFFIN radio station. And the you idiots effin pulled it. Idiots! Who are you competing with???? 94.5 the Buzz? Sorry, you'll never top them. 104.1 KRBE? Sorry, you'll never top them either... so that will leave you at the very best 3rd place in the rankings... like, ever. Forget the ratings. 94.5 is so saturated in the Houston market that any sort of rankings are invalid and highly inaccurate. Complete morons that the execs keep flipping the effin switch time and time again, year after year. F every last one of you top ranking F'ers. I'm the consumer, you are not. Forget the Nielson ratings, doesn't apply in the Houston market. Thanks for ripping that out from underneath us and not mentioning a word to the LISTENSER!

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  7. I really liked Dave Mahoney & DK or I wouldn't have tried to find out what happened to it (bringing me to this page...) Dave and Mahoney seem to have teamed up on another show, Twitter tells me - but where, oh where is DK?

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  8. They were terrible, no professionalism, they were happy to say they were in jail, to be drunk and go or not to work is fine. Protected that olympic swimmer that was a disgrace, you have to be retarded to listen to them... I tried, but was just too Trump!

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