Jason Spicoli Joins Nikki Oswald In Mornings At Sweet 98

NRG Media Hot AC “Sweet 98” KQKQ-FM Council Bluffs IA/Omaha NE debuted a new morning show today.

Jason Spicoli, who had hosted mornings at Iowa Western Community College’s Rock “89.7 The River” KIWR Council Bluffs/Omaha since July 2004, has joined KQKQ to accompany Nikki Oswald in mornings. Spicoli fills the opening created by Laura Blenkush’s departure in July for personal reasons.

Oswald joined KQKQ-FM in October 2018 from the Music Director/afternoon host position at NRG Media Country “Froggy 98.1” KFGE Lincoln NE.

Hot AC KQKQ (Sweet 98.5) announced the launch of “Nikki & Spicoli Mornings” to debut on Monday, September 27th at 6 a.m.

The new show pairs current KQKQ morning host, Nikki Oswald, with Jason Spicoli who joins from crosstown non-comm, 89.7 The River, where he was the host of “Spicoli’s Morning Fiasco” for the past 18 years. Oswald has been hosting Sweet 98.5 mornings since late 2018 and was previously with NRG Media in Lincoln, NE.

NRG Media OM and KQKQ PD, David Adams, commented, “Jason’s passion and creativity, partnered with Nikki’s enthusiasm and authenticity as well as their undeniable chemistry should make for a very engaging show! Nikki & Spicoli Mornings is sure to connect with the Sweet 98.5 audience in an impactful and meaningful way.”

Oswald added “I’ve known Jason for a hundred years (15, actually) and I am PUMPED to have an old radio friend join me in the mornings on Sweet 98.5. As two Nebraska kids who grew up listening to Sweet 98.5 – this is the dream. Super excited to bring high energy back to morning radio in Omaha.”

Spicoli remarked “Ecstatic is an understatement! I grew up listening to Sweet 98.5 and this is THE STATION that got me hooked on radio. I’m grateful to be here, teamed up with the highly talented Nikki Oswald to shake up your mornings! Thank you to GM Mark Shecterle and David for giving me this golden opportunity!”

This story first appeared on radioinsight.com