WKSC 103.5-FM is adding a new voice to Christopher “Fred” Frederick’s morning show on the iHeartMedia Top 40 station known as Kiss FM.
Kristie Graybill, just in from St. Louis, has been named a full-time contributor to “The Fred Show,” which airs from 5 a.m. to noon weekdays. Her hiring is effective immediately.
Graybill succeeds Angi Taylor, who shifted in September from Frederick’s co-host to solo morning personality at iHeartMedia mainstream rock WCHI 95.5-FM.
“Kristie is bold and fierce,” James Howard, regional senior vice president of programming for iHeartMedia Chicago and program director of Kiss FM, said in a statement.
“She is masterful at social media and can contribute to our station’s success through content creation and listener engagement.”
Until November Graybill had spent two years as morning co-host at KSLZ in St. Louis. A native of Louisville, Ohio, and graduate of Kent State University, she began in radio at WDJQ in Canton, Ohio, and later worked for WKFS in Cincinnati.
“I am thrilled to be working with Fred on such a legendary station,” she was quoted as saying. “This is the best show for my type of unfiltered personality, and I am excited to join the team.”
In the latest Nielsen Audio survey, Kiss FM ranked 16th in mornings with a 2.2 percent share and cumulative weekly audience of 215,400.