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B 98.5 FM announces new morning lineup

From our corporate cousins at B 98.5 FM comes a new morning lineup announcement. Resident radio expert Rodney Ho is on vacation and will be back next week with a more in-depth look at the change. For now, here's the announcement:

"Beginning Monday, May 15, B98.5 (WSB-FM/Atlanta) will be waking up Atlanta with a new addition to the morning show, Drex Renner. Tad & Drex Mornings will air weekdays from 5am-9am, continuing to focus on the issues that matter to women in Atlanta, music and celebrity news.

Prior to working at B98.5, Drex was the lead on “Drex, Cassidy and Tingle” on Star 94 Atlanta.  He has also hosted mornings at Kiss 95.1 Charlotte and worked at stations in Memphis and Detroit. Tad Lemire has been with B98.5, co-hosting mornings since February of 2016 and will now be joined by Drex Rener.  Kara Leigh will continue to serve as the producer and co-host for the new show, taking on a larger role and presenting a strong female voice.

Chris Eagan, Director of Branding and Programming, said “I am thrilled to be able to have a talent like Drex join Tad in mornings. I’ve watched these two become fast friends over the last few months. They both have a great understanding of the effort, energy and dedication it requires to be part of a major market morning show, and they’re just great people.  I know Tad and Drex (and Kara) are up for the task!”

Drex said “This is the type of company and gig that you brag to your friends about. I look forward to a long career at Cox Media Group. Thanks to Chris Eagan and Donna Hall for believing in me.”

(CMG also owns the Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

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