Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Katz retruns to host new morning show on Rush Radio 1200

The new talk station in the market - Rush Radio 1200/WXKS AM - has officially named its morning drive host earlier this afternoon. Jeff Katz who worked at WRKO AM 680 between January 1997 to October 1999, first as night host(10pm-2am) and later as morning drive co-host(with Darlene McCarthy) will take over RushRadio's 5am-9am slot beginning Monday, April 5th.

Since leaving WRKO AM 680 in 1999, Katz has bounced around a few markets including Las Vegas, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Charlotte and most recently West Palm Beach, Florida where he has been hosting afternoon drive show for the past five months at WTFL AM 850. He actually filled in for WRKO's Howie Carr as recently as last month.


Here's the official press release on hiring of Jeff Katz to be new morning host for RushRadio 1200 :

“RUSH RADIO 1200” WXKS-AM ANNOUNCES NEW MORNING SHOW

BOSTON, MA – March 23, 2010 – Boston’s new conservative talk radio station, “Rush Radio 1200” WXKS-AM has announced the addition of a new local morning show.

Jeff Katz will begin hosting the weekday morning show, 5am to 9am, on Monday, April 5th. Katz has extensive experience as a talk show host in Boston. He has most recently been a consistent fill-in host for WRKO’s Howie Carr, while hosting afternoon on WFTL-AM in West Palm Beach, Florida. Jeff Katz also hosted the WRKO morning show for several years in the late 1990’s. Katz has hosted award winning talk shows at radio stations in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.

Jeff has made countless television appearances on such programs as The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball, Showbiz Tonight, Daily Buzz and American Morning. Over the years he has guest hosted on many national radio shows including Glenn Beck, Jim Bohannon, Bob Grant, Rusty Humphries and Mike McConnell among others. Jeff Katz has also filled in on many of America’s best radio stations including KFI (Los Angeles), WIOD (Miami) and KLIF (Dallas).

“Jeff is a uniquely talented talk show host. He does a fantastic job of presenting major issues and discussing how they affect our local communities. He’ll be the perfect complement to our incredible talk show lineup, which already includes superstars like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity,” says Rush Radio 1200 Program Director Bill George.

Katz adds, “I am thrilled to know that as Bostonians head to work each morning, they will finally be able to hear a live, local conservative voice concerned about our community, in love with New England and dedicated to helping our children live the American dream!”

Jeff Katz has consistently been ranked by TALKERS Magazine as one of the 100 most important talk show hosts in America. Radio & Records named Jeff a Talk Radio All-Star and he was voted one of the five best local talk show hosts in the USA by the readers of R&R.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well listening to Jeff Katz on Rush Radio 1200 I thought I was listening to the Occupier in the WH. Katz's negative tirade againgst Gov Romney was nauseating. As a Barry Golwater, Margaret Thatcher Conservative in MA how dare this person insult our Governor. Romney care,nothing to do with Obama care Mr Katz it was dreamed up by the Conservative think tank Heritage Foundation and its purpose to fix the problem of the 8% who were not health insured. As a consequence these citizens if they were ill relied on medical attention at the Hospital ER. Some one had to pay and it was us the taxpayer who forked out the moula.
Gov Romney Balanced the budget each year in office, When he became Governor, Mitt Romney inherited a state which was billions in deficit and he left his term billions in surplus. Yes he cut corners but for the elderly the middle class he rolled back the State income tax from 5.3% to 5%. Mr Katz this is the person we need now to get this country back to work.Ask the thousands of Staples employers. Gov Mitt Romney is the right person with Financial savvy to take this country from Socialism to Free Enterprise and prosperity for all.Mr Katz get your facts straight before you name call on the radio.