For over three decades, WXKS/Kiss 108’s Matt Siegel has been a fixture on Boston’s radio dial, and his "Matty in the Morning" has been the top-rated morning show for most of those years. Tomorrow(1/12), he celebrates 35 years on Kiss 108's morning drive.
Siegel's current contract runs thru the end of 2018(BRW 4/25/14).
Here is IHeartBoston's Press release on Matty's anniversary :
35 YEARS OF MATTY IN THE MORNING
Matt Siegel celebrates 35th Anniversary at KISS 108
(Boston, MA – January 11, 2016) – KISS 108’s Matt Siegel will celebrate his 35th Anniversary as host of “Matty in the Morning” Show on KISS 108 / WXKS FM tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12. Over the years, Siegel has won his share of accolades, including the 2001 and 2009 National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for Large Market Radio Personality of the Year, one of the highest honors in radio. Matty in the Morning is Boston’s leading morning show year after year, according Arbitron.
A staple of Boston’s radio community, “Matty in the Morning” consistently delivers unique interviews and is a source of endless comedy for his loyal listeners. With the aid of his team, Billy Costa and Lisa Donovan, Matty has a listener base unlike any other that continues to span generations. His never-ending charm and unique appeal has made him an unparalleled ratings success story. Combined with a mix of his personal anecdotes and honest to a fault personality makes any listener’s commute a more enjoyable experience.
“As an entertainer Matty has influenced generations of listeners and become a cultural phenomenon in Boston. Off air, his competitive spirit and market leading success continues to inspire the industry’s young talent,” said Dylan Sprague, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Boston. “Congratulations Matty on 35 years at Kiss 108!”
“Matt is a truly remarkable talent. His ratings dominance has spanned decades, which is absolutely remarkable when you consider the dramatic changes in the media landscape in Boston.” said Alan Chartrand, President of iHeartMedia Boston.
"Matty is a truly unique morning show personality. To remain at the top of his craft with such unparalleled rating success is unheard of,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group for iHeartMedia. “To see 35 years of such incredible accomplishment is a testament to his amazing talent, and we are so proud to call him a member of the iHeartMedia family."
"I have a great team that works hard and I consider myself incredibly lucky and fortunate being able to entertain and make listeners laugh over the years,” said Matt Siegel.
About iHeartMedia Boston:
iHeartMedia Boston owns and operates WXKS FM, WJMN FM, WBLW FM, WXKS AM and is part of iHeartMedia. With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers 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 800 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 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. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.