Country stations Nash FM, Kissin’ 92.3 launch new morning shows

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Screen shot 2014-02-10 at 2.51.33 PMHold on tight, cowboy: Country radio stations Nash FM (97.9 KQFC) and Kissin’ 92.3 (KIZN) have tossed their old morning programming off the saddle.

Syndicated “America’s Morning Show,” which originates in Nashville, debuted in Boise today as the new Nash FM morning show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Hosted by Blair Garner, Terri Clark and Chuck Wicks, it replaces the local “Cory and the Waking Crew” show hosted by Cory Mikhals.

Screen shot 2014-02-10 at 2.50.53 PMBeginning Tuesday, Feb. 18, Mikhals will move to the 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekday slot on Kissin’ 92.3, replacing husband-and-wife Kevin and Brenda Mees, a morning-radio staple since 1998. The Meeses’ last day was Feb. 5. Steve Shannon is filling in until Mikhals starts next week.

Unlike his gig at Nash FM, Mikhals will have a morning partner at Kissin’ 92.3, says Hank Aaron, program director for both stations. “It’s going to be a team,” Aaron says. “We’re kind of in the development phase right now. We’re trying to find the best person — we will be looking and hiring.”

Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.

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