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Radio Moves and Media Quick Takes


Angela Yee is set to broadcast her last show on The Breakfast Club on Friday. Cardi B called in to the show on Thursday and suggested that she might like to sit in as guest host. It appears that the replacement plans for Yee are still up in the air. The Breakfast Club will move into new studios in January.


98.7 ESPN Radio New York shakes up their lineup with more local programming. The Michael Kay Show with Hot 97's Rosenberg of Ebro in the Morning remains in place. Bart & Hahn will leave the national ESPN Radio lineup. In January they will be heard exclusively on 98.7 FM discussing New York sports from 12-3pm. ESPN New York trails Sport Radio WFAN in ratings across the board as these programming changes were expected. >Read more...


Amy Robach and TJ Holmes of GMA3 hosted the show today as usual. The anchors on Good Morning America's 3rd Hour that airs in the afternoon on ABC are involved in an extramarital affair as reported by the London based tabloid The Daily Mail. ABC execs have been holding “emergency meetings” to address the mayhem since news broke of the affair. Disciplinary actions could be forthcoming...


CNN boss Chris Licht cut all live programming and has laid-off long time host Robin Meade at its sister network HLN, once known as Headline News. A number of reporters on CNN have lost their jobs as well.


Radio One's R&B station Magic 95.9 lands in second place in Baltimore's radio ratings with a 7.4 share of the audience 6+...


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February 11, 2022

Not on the Sidelines for Long: Kayla Thomas Joins 102.7 KIIS FM After Recent Exit From Pop Crush Nights and 94.5 PST



102.7 KIIS FM, L.A.’s #1 Hit Music Station, announced today that Kayla Thomas will join the station’s on-air talent lineup, hosting over nights and weekends, effective February 14. Thomas will be live on KIIS FM Monday -Thursday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 2- 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m.



“Kayla will be a perfect fit here in Los Angeles/Orange County,” said Beata Murphy, Program Director for KIIS FM. “She is passionate and charming and works hard to establish that ‘Best Friend’ relationship with the audience. Kayla has already accomplished so much in her career, and I am excited to work with her and see her continue to grow here in Los Angeles.”




Kayla is a Maryland native who grew up with a love for music, content creation and making people laugh. After graduating from Liberty University in 2016, she received her first shot in the radio world at a local radio station in Roanoke, Virginia. Kayla went from being an intern to doing weekends, nights, then middays at WXLK-K92. Her powerful voice and sassy personality quickly made her a recognizable voice throughout the Virginia Blue Ridge. In 2018, Kayla got the opportunity to move to New Jersey and become an on-air personality at Townsquare Media. Not only did she do the night show at WPST in Trenton, but she also landed her very own nationally syndicated show at just 24 years old. In just three years, Kayla helped grow ‘Popcrush Nights’ into a number one show with over 50 affiliates across the country. In 2020, Kayla was named one of Radio Ink Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Superstars. Throughout her career, she has also interviewed some of the biggest names in music, such as Adele, BTS, Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus, Lizzo and more. Major publications like People Magazine and Billboard have also featured her interviews.




“I’ve been dreaming of living in Los Angeles since I was a little girl and to be able to do what I love at the legendary KIIS FM is an indescribable feeling,” said Kayla. “Words cannot express how thankful I am to John Ivey and Beata Murphy for this exciting opportunity. Being a world away from home is bittersweet, but it’s still surreal to be living my childhood dream. I’m ready to bring my east coast flavor to this LA heat!”







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