Audacy Announces New Morning Show for Big 94.5 in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ – June 2, 2023 –  Audacy welcomes J.D. as the new morning show host for BIG 94.5 (KOOL-FM) in Phoenix. “J.D. in the Morning!” will air weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT beginning June 5.

“We’re excited to welcome J.D. to set the tone for our weekday programming on BIG 94.5,” said Dave Pugh, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Phoenix. “J.D. is no stranger to this market, and we’re confident he’ll give our listeners a fresh, exciting way to start their mornings.”

“I’m beyond thrilled to be back in Phoenix and joining the team at Audacy,” said J.D. “I have so much history here, and I’m looking forward to making a difference not only for the BIG 94.5 brand but also in the community. I started my radio career here in Arizona, so it feels right to give back to a place that has given me so much. I can’t wait to get started with Dave, Larry and Chris on building something BIG!”

J.D. joins BIG 94.5 after previously spending eight years in Boston hosting one of the top night shows for former Audacy station 103.3 AMP Radio. He began his full-time radio career in Arizona doing nights at KZON-FM in Phoenix and grew to become the No. 1 rated night show from 2010 to 2012. In 2013, he joined “The Lady La Morning Show” as a co-host, which was consistently among the city’s top three-rated morning shows and the No 1. cumed morning show.

Listeners can tune in to BIG 94.5 (KOOL-FM) in Phoenix on air and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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