Listeners in the Whitewater Valley wake up with Angie and Buddha every morning. This unlikely pair teamed up in 1999 and have been entertaining listeners for 13 years. Angie’s quick wit and Buddha’s unforgettable laugh is how the Whitewater Valley loves to begin their day. Angie & Buddha work hard to entertain their audience, they’re not interested in entertaining themselves. Their morning show is complimented by news with Jeff Lane and weather from WHIO-TV.
Angie & Buddha are winners of the 2011 Indiana Broadcaster’s Association Best Morning Team Market Size 3.
Steve Baker is a Richmond native, which is a great help when it comes to his position as Program Director of KICKS 96 – a heritage county station serving Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. Listeners at work are entertained with “the best music and most fun.” Humor, quick wit and knowledge of what listeners living in the American heartland want makes Steve popular with listeners. The request lines are opened for The Lunch Break with Bake”. Steve generates an hour and a half of constant calls when he interacts with listeners who have a song they’d like to hear. Steve has an infectious laugh that comes through car speakers, office radios, or over the internet letting listeners know, “there’s nowhere I’d rather be than here with you.” Steve is also responsible for the creative videos KICKS 96 fans enjoy on the web site.
Afternoons are busy for listeners, and Sean makes sure listeners have fun as the workday winds down and they are on the way home. There’s no doubt the most popular feature on Sean’s show is “The Impossible Question”. This feature has become a “parking lot moment” for listeners who actually tell Sean they sit in their car waiting to hear the answer. The wild and crazy answers callers give Sean as they try to win “The Impossible Question” make listeners laugh out loud. You can tell who’s listening to Sean by looking at the person next to you at a stoplight as they laugh along with Sean. All afternoon Sean is interacting with listeners by phone, email and texts. Like Steve Baker, Sean is a homegrown talent, which helps him relate to his many listeners. There is no better way to end the workday than with Sean McNally on KICKS 96.
“Evenings are better with Whitney Allen. This fast moving show is filled with great music, you never know who is going to stop by the studio to visit with Whitney. Many of Nashville’s biggest and upcoming stars interact on the phones with Whitney between 7 and midnight. No matter if it’s the end of the workday or end of a school day. “Big Time with Whitney Allen is always entertaining.
There are sleepy overnight shows and then there’s Blair Garner. This is a “morning show for night people.” KICKS 96 listeners who stay up late or get up early count on Blair to keep them up or get them going. After Midnight features great music, interviews with country stars and fun contests. For people who work third shift Blair is appointment listening. Blair “makes the night fly by.”
Marta has been a staple Saturday mornings on KICKS 96 since 1998. A natural born communicator, Marta is a perfect match for Saturday morning on the areas most popular station. Whether listeners are relaxing at home or doing their Saturday shopping, Saturday mornings are better with Marta and a good cup of coffee, at home or prepared by their favorite drive-thru Baristas, after all , who wants to get out of their car when Marta is on KICKS 96. Marta is very active in the community serving on many boards and leaders often call on for help with important projects.
Mark is a radio veteran and member of the Associated Radio and Television Hall of Fame for 13 Western States. Country music is an important part of Mark’s career having worked for Buck Owens radio stations in Bakersfield California. Mark retired in 2010 and return to Richmond where he attended Earlham College. Saturday afternoons have a great voice entertaining them on KICKS 96.