Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Suzi Hanks exits 106.9-107.5 The Eagle

Mike McGuff, Suzi Hanks and John Harris after a taping of Hank's public affairs show FYI.

Suzi Hanks has exited The Dean and Rog Show on 106.9 and 107.5 The Eagle KGLK after nearly 17 years with the show as co-host, news anchor and producer.

In addition to Dean and Rog, Hanks was also the Public Affairs Director for Cox Media Group Houston where she hosted For Your Information (FYI) which aired on all of the company's Houston stations.

"Thank you so much to all my friends and listeners for reaching out to me recently," Hanks said on her personal Facebook account and gave permission to reprint here. "If you haven’t heard, my more than 20 years on Houston morning radio has come to a close. I am so grateful for you all and look forward to updating you soon on my next chapter in life. The possibilities are exciting!"

Mark Krieschen, VP/Market Manager of Cox Media Group - Houston, told that Hanks' contract expired this month and the company made a decision not to renew her agreement.

Hanks was with Cox Media Group for 10 years. Before CMG, she worked with the Dean and Rog Show at what was then Clear Channel's 93.7 The Arrow KKRW. She joined the long running Houston morning show in 2003.

Before working with Dean and Rog, Hanks was an award winning reporter for News Radio 740 KTRH for five years.

Prior to Houston, she worked her first radio job at KYCN in Wyoming.

Hanks actually started her broadcasting career in television as a reporter at KTWO Casper, Wyoming and KGWN Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her entry into the biz was through the NBC Page program working on shows like The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Days of Our Lives, Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, Classic Concentration, Donahue, and Late Night with David Letterman.

She is a graduate of California State Long Beach.

In her spare time, Hanks has volunteered for Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc. where she was honored as Big Sister of the Year 2011.

She also reads for Taping for the Blind, Inc. Her efforts were featured by AP and NPR's All Things Considered.

According to The Eagle website, Producer Hoss is now producing the Dean and Rog show. UPDATE: Producer Hoss informed me he has been producing the show for the last three years.

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