Entercom Launches New Morning and Afternoon Drive Shows on V-103 in Atlanta
Kenny Burns Returns to Station in Afternoon Drive and Big Tigger to Join “The Morning Culture”
PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 22, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, today announced a new weekday programming lineup for The People’s Station V-103 (WVEE-FM), the ATL’s No. 1 for hip-hop and R&B. As part of the updates, current afternoon show host Big Tigger will host a new morning show, “The Morning Culture with Big Tigger,” weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET. The station subsequently welcomes Kenny Burns as afternoon show host. “The Kenny Burns Show” will be heard weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Both changes are effective August 17.
“During his time with us at V-103, I have seen Big Tigger take over Atlanta as a premier talent and generous community activist who is connected to the people. We believe he will bring his high energy and creativity to mornings at the station,” said Rick Caffey, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Atlanta. “Just as important, we see Kenny Burns bringing his added years of experience, industry work, and current show success to the station and we’re excited to welcome him back.”
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to wake up Atlanta every morning with good energy, good music, and a good time,” said Big Tigger.
Big Tigger joined Entercom in 2013 as host of “The Big Tigger Show” on V-103. He also currently serves as the official DJ and Music Director of the Atlanta Hawks as well as DJ for Atlanta Falcons tailgates at the Home Depot Backyard in Atlanta. He is also known for hosting multiple BET Network shows including “Rap City: The Basement,” the longest running, nationally televised hip-hop show, “106 & Park,” “BET Awards Post Party Live” and the “BET Awards Red Carpet Show,” as well as the voice and co-host of the 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 “Soul Train Awards.” In 2003, he created and launched “Live in the Den with Big Tigger,” a three-hour, syndicated show that aired for more than 10 years in 67 markets and three countries until ending in 2013. He won an Emmy Award in 2013 for his weekly television show “Direct Access with Big Tigger.”
“I am excited to announce that ‘the people’s champ’ is coming back to ‘the people’s station,’ V-103,” said Kenny Burns. “I am ready to work hard to inspire and entertain Atlanta and beyond and can’t wait to connect with my audience every afternoon.”
Kenny Burns is an entrepreneur, producer and author with over 20 years of experience across the entertainment, music, fashion, radio, television, and marketing industries. The move marks Burns’ second stint with V-103, as he previously served as an on-air host from 2011 to 2013. Early in his career he worked with the likes of songstress Monica, Jay-Z, and his first music concept, Dream – the only female Pop group to debut at No. 2 on Billboard charts. As an executive, he continued to achieve platinum success with Mariah Carey’s Monarch Music, signing international music superstar Akon, discovering fellow Washingtonian hip-hop artist Wale, and becoming Vice President of the iconic hip-hop music label Roc-A-Fella Records.
Listeners can tune in to V-103 (WVEE-FM) in Atlanta on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. With presence in every major U.S. market, and accessible on every device, Entercom delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. The company’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Entercom is the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news and the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S. Learn more at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).