Jay Whatley Joins KQHN As Afternoon Host

Q97.3 KQHN ShreveportCumulus Media Hot AC “Q97.3” KQHN Waskom TX/Shreveport LA has announced the addition of Jay Whatley as afternoon host.

Whatley joined KQHN in March after previously holding the same role at Townsquare Media CHR “K94.5” KRUF. Whatley had been with KRUF since 2007 with stints as part of the morning show, overnights, and nights before moving to afternoons in 2015. He has also served as producer for SiriusXM’s and CBS Sports Tim Brando Show and is the longtime in-arena host for Shreveport Mudbugs hockey.

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Shreveport native Jay Whatley as On-Air Host, Afternoons, on Hot AC station Q97.3 (KQHN-FM) in Shreveport. Whatley has been a fixture on Shreveport radio for almost 15 years and joins Q97.3 from KRUF-FM. He is also the emcee for the Shreveport Mudbugs hockey team and has won several “Locals Love Us” awards as best radio personality in Shreveport. Whatley can now be heard on Q97.3 Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Tish Boden, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Shreveport, said: “Team Cumulus Shreveport is so excited to have Jay Whatley join our team! He is loved in the market, and he is a great talent. I look forward to Jay Whatley’s success on Q97.3 in the afternoons and with Cumulus.”

Jay Michaels, Operations Manager, Cumulus Shreveport, commented: “For the last few years, I’ve been impressed with Jay Whatley’s work and talent in the market. The Q97.3 audience already knows and loves him, and I’m glad he’s gone from competitor to being part of our radio family.”
Jay Whatley remarked: “I’m thrilled to join the incredible team at Cumulus Media in Shreveport! The entire cluster has welcomed me with open arms, and after spending nearly half my life on the air across the street, I can’t possibly express how much that means to me. Q97.3 has grown into such a beloved radio station in Shreveport, much due to Jay Michaels leadership. Simply put, this in an incredibly fun radio station to call home, and I can’t wait to see what we can do together!”

This story first appeared on radioinsight.com