Audacy Announces New Afternoon Show on 102.5 KSFM in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CA – August 4, 2023 – Audacy announces “D-Lo & KC” as the new afternoon show for KSFM 102.5 (KSFM-FM) in Sacramento. The show, starring Damien Barling and Kenny Caraway, will be heard weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT beginning August 14. The duo will continue to host middays on sister station ESPN 1320 (KIFM-AM).
“Since launching their show over three years ago, D-Lo and KC have built an incredibly engaging program fueled by an extremely passionate audience,” said Stacey Kauffman, Regional Vice President, Audacy Sacramento. “We have no doubt this show’s rapid growth will be a welcomed addition to KSFM’s afternoon drive.”
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to join KSFM and bring our passion for music and the culture to that heritage brand,” said D-Lo & KC. “We’re very thankful for the vision ‘Complex,’ Aaron and Stacey share with us.”
Barling’s radio career launched in 2001 when he began an internship at KSFM 102.5. Working through the ranks for several years, Barling’s internship turned into a part-time/fill-in host and, in January of 2005, he became part of a morning show that would enjoy huge ratings success over the next several years. In 2009, he launched a sports management company that oversaw the career of several WNBA athletes. He returned to Sacramento radio in 2014 and, in April 2016, he headed up the launch of “The Lo-Down.” The show was a ratings success, consistently finishing in the top five of the 25-54 demographic while rating No. 1 in the 18-34 demographic.
A native of Sacramento, Carraway attended Cal State East Bay, which opened the gateway to his decorated broadcasting career as a podcaster, FM sports radio host, podcast/radio producer and content curator, and co-host for The Athletic’s Sacramento Kings podcast.
D-Lo and KC took the air for the first time on August 17, 2020. Still at the height of the pandemic, the two built their chemistry from their home studios through video conferencing. Less than six months in, the show expanded from two hours to its current four-hour format.
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