WXKS 107.9/Kiss 108 announced that Medha Gandhi, great-great-granddaughter of one of the world's best known historic figures, Mahatma Gandhi, will be the new executive producer of one of Boston's top-rated morning drive shows -"Matty in the Morning Show". She replaces Kendra Petrone, who exits the show and Kiss 108 after 8 years.
Gandhi joins the "Matty in the Morning Show" from IheartMedia's Top 40 station WNCI 97.9 Columbus, Ohio where she has served as executive producer of the Dave and Jimmy show and their syndication network for the past eight years. She is an accomplished comedy writer, parody song producer and voice talent.
Here's the official release :
KISS 108 WELCOMES MEDHA GANDHI TO THE MATTY SHOW AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Boston– July, 2015 – WXKS-FM 107.9 KISS 108, Boston's Number One Hit Music Station, announced that Medha Gandhi will be the new executive producer of the Matty in the Morning Show from 6a.m. to 10a.m. beginning today.
“I can’t wait for Medha to join the team here in Boston,” said Matt Siegel, host of the Matty in the Morning show. “She has great passion and energy and will be a great addition to the show.”
“Medha will bring a new dimension to the Matty in the Morning Show! She is a talented comedy writer and content creator who’s not afraid to speak her mind. Plus she is wickedly funny! No doubt she will energize the Matty team.” said Dylan Sprague, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Boston.
Medha joins the Matty in the Morning Show from WNCI in Columbus, Ohio where she has served as executive producer of the Dave and Jimmy show and their syndication network for the past eight years. She is an accomplished comedy writer, parody song producer and voice talent. Medha is the great-great-granddaughter of Gandhi and is very involved with various charitable organizations like the MDA, The Alzheimer's Association, and many others.
"Being a part of Dave & Jimmy was an amazing, life-changing experience. I will forever love them like family, but I can't even express how excited I am to get such a HUGE opportunity to work with guys like Matty, Dylan and the KISS 108 team," said Medha. "I'm SO GEEKED, and I've been working really HAHD on my accent."
Fans can also listen to KISS 108 FM on the station's website, www.KISS108.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one music streaming and digital radio service. iHeartRadio is available across web, mobile phones, tablets, automotive partners, smart TVs, gaming devices and more.
iHeartRadio is free for listeners to use and delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: Instant access to thousands radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations "Perfect For" any mood or activity, and a Podcast feature giving users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.
About iHeartMedia Boston:
iHeartMedia Boston owns and operates WXKS-FM, WXKS-AM, WXKS-HD, WJMN-FM, WBWL-FM, WKOX-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 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 tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 500 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 60 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. For more company information visit iHeartMedia.com
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BRW Notebook :
Seacrest in : In related Kiss 108 news, Ryan Seacrest has reupped with iHeart Media for three more years, keeping the radio component of his media empire intact.
Terms of the deal were not announced, but it is believed to include a healthy raise from his last contract, which ran about $25 million a year.
Seacrest, 40, who is heard mid-days(10am-2pm) on Kiss 108, will keep his daily show and his weekly features, including "American Top 40 Countdown" which is heard on Kiss on Sundays(8am-Noon).
He also will continue as a corporate adviser with iHeart, working on special events and corporate branding.
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