Friday, April 25, 2014

Kiss 108's morning Matty receives a contract extension

Clear Channel Media+Entertainment Boston announced that legendary morning host Matt Siegel has extended his current contract through 2018, effective immediately. Siegel, 64, is the host of the "Matty in the Morning" show on WXKS 107.9/Kiss 108. Siegel has been with Kiss since 1980 and became its morning host in January 1981. 

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recognized Siegel in 2001 and 2009 with the Marconi Award's Major Market Radio Personality of the Year award.

From station's press release :

"After having both competed against Matty and been on the same team, I know what a great personality and asset Matty is to Kiss 108. He is an unbelievable talent and I am very happy that Matt will continue to entertain Kiss 108 listeners in Boston for many years to come." - CCME Bosotn Market President Alan Chartrand

"Matty has been at the center of Kiss 108's success for more than 30 years and his ability to entertain and connect with Boston radio listeners is unmatched. Mornings in Boston simply wouldn't be the same without Matty on Kiss 108." - Dylan Sprague, Vice President of Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Boston.  

"I am thrilled he is extending his run. Matty is a true Boston radio legend and we are excited to extend our relationship with him," - Tom McConnell, Executive Vice President of Operations, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. 

"My wonderful love story with the city of Boston continues." - Matt Siegel.

BRW Notebook : 

Congratulations to the Winners : In the large-market radio groupingWGBH 89.7/Boston Public Radio WBZ/"NewsRadio 1030" and WBUR 90.9 received honors in the prestigious 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). WBZ was also recognized with “Overall Excellence” award.  The regional awards were announced this week by the RTDNA which has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. All award winners are listed here.

Rocking for the Earth :  The 21st annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest will take place at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on Saturday, May 17 from 10am - 5pm. The family-friendly event will feature performances from Neon Trees, the Wailers, Smallpools, Morning Parade. More information can be found here.

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