Cumulus Launches KKND (106.7 The Krewe) New Orleans
|RADIO ONLINE | Friday, January 4, 2019|
Cumulus Media announces that its New Orleans radio station KKND debuted on Thursday, January 3rd, as KKND - 106.7 The Krewe. The new Classic Hits station plays hits from the 70's and 80's, and is programmed with a sound that is distinctly New Orleans. The station previously broadcast as an Urban AC station, Old School 106.7, which moved to its new position on the dial at 102.9 in early December.
Cumulus New Orleans also announces KKND - 106.7 The Krewe's new morning show, The Spud Show, hosted by New Orleans icon, Spud McConnell. The Spud Show will debut on Monday, January 14, 2019, and will air weekdays from 6am - 10am. McConnell, a performer with international acting credits, was also the #1 Radio Talk Host in New Orleans for 10 years. His live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath was part of a team effort that won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcasting Excellence. Spud is also an award-winning satirical cartoonist and will be contributing content to KKND's digital media.
Pat Galloway, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus New Orleans, said: "Everything about this radio station will be New Orleans! Incredible Classic Hits from the 70's and 80's, a logo like a Mardi Gras doubloon, and a morning show that features a New Orleans icon, Spud McConnell! New Orleanians will love it!"
Paul Cannell, KKND Program Director, said, "What a great way to kick off the New Year! This 100,000 watt Classic Hits station, featuring incredible personalities like Spud - and the best music ever made - is sure to be a hit here in New Orleans. We couldn't be more excited, and we know that listeners and advertisers will love the way 106.7 The Krewe sounds!"
Spud McConnell said: "Glad to be back on the radio at KKND. Nobody knows New Orleans like The Krewe from right here at home! I'm riding ‘shotgun' with y'all every morning - getting the day started with your phone calls on the top news stories, a couple laughs, and great tunes to rock rush hour. Plus, time, traffic and weather to keep you on track. The Krewe 106.7 is Where Y'at, Baby!"