PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 20, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., welcomes veteran radio broadcaster Kevin Battle as morning show co-host for News Radio 1020 KDKA (KDKA-AM) in Pittsburgh. Battle will join the “The KDKA Radio Morning News with Larry Richert,” weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET, effective March 9.
“As we celebrate the centennial of KDKA Radio, the world’s first radio station, we were focused on adding a host that can reflect the energy and pulse of where Pittsburgh is in 2020 and beyond,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. “Kevin Battle is the perfect person to join Larry Richert on the KDKA morning show and tell the story of our great city.”
“There have been three morning hosts at KDKA Radio in my lifetime – Jack Bogut, John Cigna, and Larry Richert, and I am thrilled I get to work with one of them,” said Battle. “Larry is part of the fabric of Pittsburgh. I have been a fan of KDKA for a long time and fondly remember listening with my family each morning. I cannot wait to help our listeners start their day off well-informed.”
Battle, a Pittsburgh area native, is a news anchor, journalist and a member of the inaugural staff of “Fox News Headlines 24/7.” Previously, Battle served as Program Director and on-air personality for sister station 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM) in Baltimore. He has also held the roles of Director of Marketing and Promotions and on-air personality for WDVE-FM and WRRK-FM in Pittsburgh and news anchor for WNEW-FM (now WDCH-FM) in Washington D.C.
Listeners can tune in to News Radio 1020 KDKA (KDKA-AM) in Pittsburgh on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
News Radio 1020 KDKA is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).