Steve LeVeille, who held down the fort on WBZ 1030's midnight to 5 a.m. slot for 13 years, retired a year ago.(BRW 6/5/12). Since his departure, WBZ has been pinch-hitting Morgan White Jr., Dean Johnson, Bradley Jay and Jen Brien during the week.
This afternoon, the station announced that Jen Brien, former WRKO personality, has been hired as a fulltime weeknight overnight host. Jordan Rich who has been serving as the weekend overnight host since 1996 will continue in his current role.
WBZ's official press release below :
NAMED OVERNIGHT HOST ON
WBZ NEWSRADIO 1030 MIDNIGHT TO 5AM
Boston, MA- June 25, 2013- Jennifer “Jen” Brien has been named overnight host weeknights 12:00M-5:00AM on WBZ NewsRadio. Brien’s program is entitled “The Jen Brien Show” and will begin tonight at midnight; it was announced today by Peter Casey, WBZ NewsRadio News & Programming Director. “The Jen Brien Show” will be a mix of pop culture, current events, politics, and the comings and goings of people in New England. Brien replaces Steve LeVeille who retired last year. You can listen to WBZ NewsRadio on AM 1030, online at www.cbsboston.com, and Radio.com, or with the free Radio.com app for iOS and Android.
With over a decade of experience in radio, Brien joined WBZ from WRKO where she was the weekday talk host of “The Jennifer Brien Show.” She has also hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ in Providence, and WCOD and WXTK on Cape Cod. After LeVeille’s retirement, Brien would often fill in during the time period, and today’s announcement officially makes the “The Jen Brien Show” WBZ NewsRadio’s overnight talk show. Before beginning her career in radio, Brien spent over five years as a soldier in the United States Army where she was selected for the prestigious “Soldier of the Year” award.
The award-winning WBZ NewsRadio is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation. CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, operates 126 radio stations the majority of which are in the top 50 markets including Boston’s WBMX-FM (MIX 104.1), WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub), WODS-FM (103.3 AMP Radio), and WZLX-FM (Classic Rock 100.7).
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