Dial Global hires former WABB Mobile midday personality and veteran air talent Lu Valentino to take over the 7-12 midnight slot on Dial Global’s Classic Rock format effective January 3. Valentino is a veteran of heritage rocker KUPD-FM Phoenix with stints in Tampa, Miami, Buffalo and Orlando. Valentino commented, “This really is the dream job that I’ve been working toward my whole life. What a great holiday present! I can’t wait to entertain this big audience and have every ex boyfriend in the country track me down.”
Dial Global also announced that Jenna (aka Verna) McKay will host the 7-12 midnight show on Dial Global’s Hot AC format, carried by 110 affiliates.
McKay said, “This is better than the iPad I was hoping to get for Christmas. I’m thrilled to be with Dial Global, a growing company that cares about the product and the people. I look forward to mixing great music, good conversation and keeping my family off my back asking for concert tickets.”
Executive VP/Programming Beau Phillips added, “Jukeboxes are fine for diners. But great radio stations win with compelling content and strong air personalities. At Dial Global, we are committed to attracting the best air talent, and we’re thrilled to have Lu & Jenna on our team.”