Clear Channel Boston's Top 40/Mainstream WXKS/Kiss 108 has named Michael "Mikey V" Vinci as its new nights host, effective immediately. Vinci, a Boston area native, was most recently working as nights host at CBS Radio's WDZH/Amp 98.7 in Detroit. His career also includes stops at WNOU/Now 100.9 in Indianapolis, Z95.5 in Ithaca, NY and Fun 107 in New Bedford, Mass.
In Kiss 108's 7pm-Midnight slot, Mikey V replaces veteran jock Jackson Blue who left the station in mid-October(BRW 10/24). Rest of Kiss 108's weekday schedule looks like this : Matty In the Morning(6am-10am), On-Air With Ryan Seacrest(10am-2pm) and Romeo!(2pm-7pm).
Here's the official Kiss 108 press release on Mike V's hiring :
KISS 108 NAMES MIKEY V NEW NIGHT TIME HOST
Boston, Mass. – November 25, 2013 –WXKS-FM KISS 108, Boston's Number 1 Hit Music Station, announced today that Mikey V has been named the new Night Time Host and Creative Coordinator, effective immediately. Mikey will host weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Mikey began his radio career at FUN 107 in New Bedford, Mass., hosting various shows from 2006-2010. After graduating from Stonehill College in 2010 he joined Z955 in Ithaca as a Night Time Host and then in October 2010 he became the Night Talent and Imaging Director at RadioNOW 100.9 in Indianapolis. Most recently Mikey served as Night Time Host and Imaging Director at98.7 AMPRadio in Detroit.
“I am excited to bring some new energy to the legendary team at KISS 108 and Mikey V is that guy with unlimited energy, passion and dedication!” said Dylan Sprague, Vice President of Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Boston. “Matty, Ryan, Romeo and Mikey make for a dangerous team. Nights in Boston just got wild.”
“WOW my DREAM job in my hometown! When I received the first email from Dylan Sprague my heart dropped,” said Mikey V. “I am beyond excited to work hard under a programmer who believes in me, and who has the talent and knowledge to bring my skill-set to the next level! Also, working alongside some amazing talents, that are household names in Boston, like the entire Matty in the Morning crew, Romeo and so many others, is nothing short of a dream come true! Time to get to work”
Fans can listen to KISS 108on the station’s website, www.KISS108.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's all-in-one digital radio service. iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created custom stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. iHeartRadio also offers listeners a "Perfect For" feature which allows users to choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities. New - iHeartRadio Talk feature (now in beta) offers on-demand listener-created talk content alongside popular news, celebrity and entertainment “audiosodes.” iHeartRadio Talk also features “Daily Pulse,” a customizable Talk channel featuring the most up-to-date news and culture highlights, to which users can add or remove content that is most important to them.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Boston:
Clear Channel Boston owns and operates WXKS-FM, WXKS-AM, WKOX-AM, WJMN-FM,WEDX-FMand is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.
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