Frankie V. & Geena The Latina To Wakeups At KHTS
A change in the on-air lineup at CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KHTS (CHANNEL 933)/SAN DIEGO finds MD/night stud FRANKIE V. being joined by GEENA THE LATINA, coming in from wakeups with AJ at sister Hot AC KMYI (STAR 94.1), along with producer SEAN “SONIC” LECKIE, to team up to do morning drive at CHANNEL 933, beginning next MONDAY (11/8). They will replace syndicated morning duo JOHNJAY & RICH. In addition, “SONIC” will also handle nights at KHTS.
CC/SAN DIEGO OM JIMMY STEELE told ALL ACCESS, “My hat is off to JOHNJAY & RICH who did a fantastic job for us over the last year, working very hard on behalf of CHANNEL 933. They will continue to spread their success in morning drive at KZZP/PHOENIX, KRQQ/TUCSON, KKRZ/PORTLAND, and KVUU/COLORADO SPRINGS as well as many other markets in the future. We remain big fans of JOHNJAY & RICH.”
“We have a lot of market equity in FRANKIE V. and GEENA,” added STEELE. “Both are great solo talents and together they will bring a fresh approach to mornings moving forward, and along with “SONIC” will be a lot of fun to listen to. And, “SONIC” will bring a lot of energy to nights at CHANNEL 933, as well. All around great moves for us.”
FRANKIE, who was home visiting his family in BOSTON when the good news was announced, told ALL ACCESS, “I’m excited for this dream opportunity. Hard work and commitment to the station continues to pay off. We have an amazing team with GEENA as a co- host and SEAN “SONIC” LECKIE as our producer. MONDAY can’t come soon enough!”
ALL ACCESS grabbed a nice quote from GEENA, too: “I feel really blessed to be given this opportunity. FRANKIE is a true professional and having SEAN “SONIC” LECKIE as our Producer, I am confident that together we will make an awesome team. I’m excited to start MONDAY!”
Source: All Access Music Group
Morning Show Shuffle At Clear Channel San Diego; Latina Returns To Channel 93.3
Star 94.1 San Diego’s Geena The Latina is crossing the hall to Channel 93.3 where she’ll join night-timer Frankie V for mornings, replacing CC syndicated Johnjay & Rich. The show will be named—ta-dahhhhh— Frankie & Geena in the Morning. This is a return trip to Channel 93.3 for Latina. As part of AJ’s Playhouse, she worked there before moving to Star 94.1, where they followed Jeff & Jer. No word yet on who, if anyone, will replace Latina on AJ’s show. In the meantime, this marks the second time in less than a week that CC replaced a syndicated show with local. This past Monday, Chino replaced Johnjay & Rich at 95.7 Denver (Jockline 11.1). In both moves, the infamous “move to more music-intensive direction,” has been cited as the basis.
Source: The Morning Mouth
Channel Changes In The Morning
Using existing elements found around the house, Clear Channel Top 40 KHTS (Channel 93-3)/San Diego is assembling a new morning show: Frankie & Geena in the Morning, consisting of Channel 93-3 APD/night jock Frankie V and Geena The Latina, who returns to Channel 93-3 from her co-host slot across the hall with AJ in the Morning at Hot AC KMYI (Star 94.1). They will replace the syndicated Johnjay & Rich effective next Monday, Nov. 8 — not an easy decision for OM Jimmy Steele, an admitted “huge fan” of the show: “Based on the uniquely competitive landscape of this market, we decided to move in a more music-intensive direction,” Steele tells RAMP. “We had the pieces of the puzzle right here in the building: Frankie V is killing it for us at night, and Geena has huge market equity; it’s a perfect fit for both of the m, and it’s strategically advantageous for this station. That being said, Johnjay and Rich have done an incredible job for us. They are one of America’s best morning shows, and they will continue to be an important part of Clear Channel’s business model.”
Sean “Sonic” Leckie, who had been the local morning show producer and part-time air talent, will now find himself busier than ever, since he will produce Frankie & Geena in the Morning, then return later in the day to inherit Frankie’s red-hot night show.
Source: RAMP: Radio and Music Pros
Source: DiscoverSD online article by Michelle Guerin
Geena the Latina to Go Under Knife
The DJ, who has been sharing her personal struggle with fibroids, has to undergo surgery
Source: Geena the Latina to Go Under Knife | NBC San Diego