Plus, Dauler and Hobby both have a long heritage in the market and management hopes that translates into more listeners.
This is a big financial gamble for Entercom, which owns Star 94.By picking up Dauler and Hobby, the station now has two pricey shows on the payroll.And it’s going to invest in billboards starting mid month featuring the new morning show.The hope is that with changes going on at the other three pop station morning shows (Power dropping Scotty Kay, B98.5 bringing in a new male co-host Tad Lemire and the Bert Show replacing Dauler with Brian Moote), Star will find some listeners seeking another outlet. After his contract was left in limbo, Dauler left in early November to go to rival Star, surprising Bert Weiss. It includes a short interview with market manager Mike Fowler and Dauler and Hobby gabbing with mid-day host Heather Branch and program director Tony Lorino. Hobby, pregnant with her first child at the time, moved to sister station Kicks 101.5 as a mid-day host for three years.
” Dauler and Hobby worked for a decade together on the Bert Show from 2002 to 2012.
(Mid-day hosts at most music stations generally can’t talk much.) “We’re like giddy little kids,” Hobby said. Kim Zolciak Biermann was there with her “Don’t Be Tardy” reality show cameras. One caller said she literally cried when Dauler left that show in November.
By RODNEY HO/ [email protected], originally filed Thursday, March 3, 2016 In conjunction with a new logo and adding a 1 at the end of its name, Star 94.1 introduced its long-awaited new morning show Thursday morning featuring two familiar faces: Jeff Dauler and Jenn Hobby. Immediately, rumors floated around that he and Hobby would reunite. A week later, it happened: Hobby and Dauler were back together with today the start date. During their first live opener, they took several calls from fans.
“We feel the love,” said Hobby this morning during the first live break. Our families decorated the studio and sent flowers and notes. because so many people are up at that time (and it was what the Bert Show used to do as well.) “Everything here is new,” Hobby said. Three weeks later, Hobby put in her resignation at Kicks, fueling even more speculation. They emphasized the fact that the callers were from cities in metro Atlanta, something they couldn’t do on the Bert Show when it went into syndication in 2010.
All your comments, your well wishes have been well received. The Drex, Cassiday and Tingle morning show, which has been on Star since early last year, is now on in the afternoons. They then played a special song for Dauler: “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors. Then coincidentally, the bosses flew the show to New York to meet with advertisers and had that band play that very song during a cocktail hour.
We’re going to do our best to make you happy.” The Jeff and Jenn Show will normally air from a.m. (Dauler choked up when he talked about this.) Hobby joked after a few minutes that she had just talked more than she did at any time on Kicks 101.5. ” They also played clips from a comedy show Dauler did Tuesday night before 400 people at 37 Main in Johns Creek where they made their first official appearance together as a morning show. hour, Dauler noted how connected people felt when they were on the Bert Show.