Audacy Welcomes Johnny “DJ Koolout” Starks to Power 93.5 in Wichita

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 5, 2022 – Audacy announced the addition of Johnny “DJ Koolout” Starks as afternoon drive host on Power 93.5 (KDGS-FM) in Wichita, KS. Starks will be heard weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT, effective January 10.

“Johnny is a real pro,” said Greg Williams, Brand Manager, Power 93.5. “His talent and abilities both on and off the air make him a perfect addition to our team. Johnny will elevate this daypart as we continue to maintain KDGS as the number one contemporary music choice in our market. I am confident that DJ Koolout’s show will be a big hit among our audience.”

“I’m tremendously excited to work with Greg and the whole team at Audacy,” said DJ Koolout. “I’m looking forward to creating something very special while loving and learning the city and community of Wichita, Kansas. When life puts too much on your plate, don’t stress, Koolout.”

Johnny “DJ Koolout” Starks is a radio veteran with an extensive resume that has taken him through many platforms entertaining, informing, engaging and creating – from Ebony/Jet Magazine’s Bachelor of the Year to TV and film roles in “Nothing Like the Holidays,” “Godfather of Green Bay,” “Barbershop,” “I Got the Hook-Up 2,” “Ransum Games” with Wood Harris and Elise Neal, and more. Koolout’s credits stretch in front and behind the camera as he has worked with Sharon King casting, State Street Films and production crews on films such as “Spiderman,” “Of Boys to Men,” “Roll Bounce” and others. DJ Koolout launched his on-air radio career at Kennedy-King College on WKKC 89.3. From there, he has held various roles in promotions, production and on-air, including afternoon drive personality in various markets.

New Power 93.5 weekday lineup is as follows.

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CT:“The Hitman and Carla”  
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT:Carla Ayala  
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT:Johnny “DJ Koolout” Starks  
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. CT:R Dub!

Listeners can tune in to Power 93.5 (KDGS-FM) in Wichita on air, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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