Wednesday, September 19, 2012

KFOG's Annalisa gets morning gig at KFOX

KFOX (98.5 and 102.1) has hired former KFOG personality Annalisa for the morning drive to replace Greg Kihn, who departed on Friday. KFOX is also adding a commercial-free, advertiser-sponsored music block weekdays from 9 to noon, and it is expanding its music library to include hits from the 80s and 90s. So along with the station's core artists of Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and the Beatles, KFOX‘s playlist will now include artists from Pearl Jam to Nirvana to Bob Marley to Stevie Wonder. (Here's the press release from station owner Entercom.)

Beginning Sept. 24, KFOX’s lineup will include:
    • 5-9 a.m. – Annalisa 
    • 9-noon – commercial-free music block 
    • noon-3 p.m. – Laurie Roberts 
    • 3 to 7 p.m. – Big Rick Stuart 
    • 7-midnight – Webster
"Annalisa has been a radio icon in the Bay Area for over 16 years and she consistently had the highest rated show on KFOG," said KFOX Program Director Garner Goin in a press release. "Her enthusiasm, passion, and music knowledge will be a refreshing choice for morning drive in the Bay Area. We are equally excited about improving the listening experience for our audience, from our larger music library to a dedicated commercial-free music block every day."


John Reid said...

Great lineup. KFOG blew by firing Webster, who was better than David Morey, the man he replaced. KFOX appears to be going in the right direction. Good for them. Now if they can start playing Laura Nyro and the Blues Bros., their transition will be complete.

Anonymous said...

How sad to see KFOG fading into the sunset. After Dave Morey left, I hung on because Webster was good and the rest of gang too. But then Peter, Irish Greg, and now Annalisa...gone. So what's left? A pathetic morning show and music I only listened to because it was on KFOG. So with KFOG turning into a soft, folk station, I have no more reasons to stay. Guess I'll give KFOX a try.

Anonymous said...

I've been listening to the station since 1974. Incredibly stupid move. On to 107.7.