Every once in a while I meet someone on Twitter that touches my life in a way that I know I’ve just discovered a lifetime friend. After exchanging a just a few tweets with the lovely and ever so passionate Twitter Maven Jessica Northey I felt that way. Those few tweets turned into a few phone calls, that turned into a few ways to work together to make the world a better place. I’m super lucky to have her as a friend and thrilled to be able to share with you her exciting news and the fact that Brandon aka @speaktothegeek will be involved.
Here is a copy of the press release. Congratulations Jessica and way to go Brandon!
NATIONALLY SYNDICATED “TONY AND KRIS” MORNING RADIO SHOW PARTNER WITH SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN JESSICA NORTHEY
July 5, 2011 Nashville,TN - TONY RANDALL and KRIS ROCHESTER of TONY & KRIS IN THE MORNING announced their partnership with Social Media Twitterati and Power Blogger JESSICA NORTHEY to bring an Online Correspondent and Digital Daypart to their listeners.
“JESSICA has insight and experience in the industry and vast expertise and success in Social Media strategy; teaming up with her to bring us closer to our audience makes sense.” TONY & KRIS teamed up with NORTHEY to stay connected to their listeners all day long, through their website and expanding Social Media Community.
The TONY & KRIS Show was born when Tony Randall and Kris Rochester met and began working together in the Gadsden, AL. Both have been in the radio business since they were teens worked at different stations in Northern Alabama before meeting in 1991. After meeting they realized immediately that their personal chemistry and launched a morning show. Not long after the they landed the plum assignment as the morning show at San Diego’s legendary country station, KSON-FM. Consistently ranked Top 3 RANDALL and ROCHESTER won the ACM Award for Major Market Broadcast Personalities of the Year, and were nominated in same category by the CMA Awards committee, they formed Tony and Kris Productions and partnered with United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. (USRN).
NORTHEY who will initially cyber-commute from her native Tucson, brings an online community of over 150,000 with second order influence of well over four million, and growing. She is one of Social Media’s Most Influential People Online and currently ranked as the Most Powerful Women on Twitter by TwitterGrader.com. NORTHEY stated, “I am so excited for the opportunity to work with people of TONY & KRIS’ caliber and to be proof that Social Media can help build your own online audience and make you an asset at a time when there are not a lot of radio jobs out there.”
JESSICA NORTHEY brings over 15 years of media experience as a Salesperson, Nationally Recognized Speaker, ALLACCESS.com Columnist, On-Air personality, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist and Social Media power broker.
Along with the addition of NORTHEY comes an exciting revamp of TonyandKris.com highlighting a clear focus on their Social Media friendly community and in a strategic alliance TALENT REVOLUTIONS BRANDON HILL aka @SpeakToTheGeek on Twitter, gives the show a tech-friendly edge with tutorials and website tips. “We plan to highlight HILL along with many other Social Media SuperStars, today’s Country Music Stars as well as tomorrow’s hopefuls” says NORTHEY.
TONY & KRIS IN THE MORNING are heard on 92.9 WLXX Lexington, KY; WWFF Huntsville, AL 93.3 The Wolf; KAYD Beaumont,TX KD101; KTOP Topeka, KS 102.9 KTOP; WKAK Albany, GA K-Country 104; WKOR Columbus-Starkville, MS K94.9; KYKX Longview-Tyler TX 105.7 KYKX; WHMA Anniston, AL The Big 95, WNVW Burnham, PA Star Country 96.7 and KXCM Yucca Valley-Morongo Basin-Joshua Tree, CA KX 96. Reaching over half a million listeners weekly.