Audacy Names Abe Kanan Afternoon Host on 98 Rock in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA – January 9, 2024 – Audacy appoints Abe Kanan as the afternoon host of 98 Rock (KRXQ-FM) in Sacramento. “The Abe Kanan Show” will air on weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT beginning January 10.  

“Abe is a well-rounded on-air talent with an incredible understanding of this industry, including the technical skills behind the mic,” said Stacey Kauffman, Regional Vice President, Audacy Sacramento. “We’re excited to bring him aboard and have him lead afternoons for this legendary local favorite through his humor, creativity and insight.” 

“I am so excited to create the show I’ve always wanted to do on one of the most iconic radio stations in the country,” said Kanan. “There aren’t many heritage rock stations left, and 98 Rock is alive and well. The station is everything a rock station should be – covering every era –  and I’m excited to play new rock music. My compliments to all of the fantastic people at Audacy for making this happen. Now, I need to find the best burger and sub sandwich in Sacramento.”

Kanan most recently co-hosted mornings on Rock 95.5 (WCHI-FM) in Chicago. With over 22 years of experience, he was the voice of “The Abe Kanan Show” on SiriusXM Howard 101, as well as a radio personality for Q101 (WKQX-FM) and K-Love (previously The Loop 97.9) (WLUP-FM) in Chicago, Big 105.9 (WBGG-FM) in Miami and 93.9X (WNDX-FM) Indianapolis.

Listeners can tune in to 98 Rock (KRXQ-FM) in Sacramento on-air and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via X, Facebook and Instagram.

David Heim
About Audacy

Audacy, Inc. is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company that connects with 200 million consumers. Powered by its exclusive, premium audio content that includes unrivaled leadership positions in news and sports radio, Audacy operates one of the country’s two scaled radio broadcasting groups, a rapidly growing direct-to-consumer digital audio platform, multiple audio networks, a major event business and a leading, award-winning podcast studio Learn more at, Facebook (Audacy Corp), X (@AudacyCorp), LinkedIn (@Audacy-Inc), Instagram (@lifeataudacy) and Threads (@AudacyCorp).

Ready to Make Audio Work for Your Brand?