JoJo to KYGO
The No. 1 DJ at Colorado Springs’ No. 1 one radio station is headed north to join the morning crew at Denver’s top station.
Country station KCCY (96.9 FM)’s morning host and program director JoJo Turnbeaugh will switch to KYGO (98.5 FM), Denver’s dominant country station, beginning Feb. 5.
“It’s kind of an honor when you think about it,” Turnbeaugh said.
Turnbeaugh and his morning show partner, Willie Fisher, have worked together for more than a decade at five different radio stations, including two in Denver. They came to Colorado Springs two years ago, first in the afternoons at KVUU (99.9 FM) and then in mornings at KCCY. Fisher plans to stay at KCCY with a new partner.
KCCY, owned by Clear Channel, has been rolling high for the last year, with competitor KKCS (104.5 FM) laying off most of its staff. In recent months, however, Citadel Broadcasting launched KATC (95.1 FM) “Cat Country” to take on KCCY.
“There’s a part of me that’s like, ‘Oh my god, we’re in the heat of the battle and I’m the general of the radio station — leaving,’” Turnbeaugh said.
But, he said, things will be fine at KCCY.
“This is one of those gold-plated situations for anyone to walk into,” Turnbeaugh said.