Cumulus Media CHR “105.3 Hot FM” WHTS Grand Rapids debuts a new all-female morning program, “The Gray and Green Show,” with Rachael Gray and Jackie Green. The new show will launch Monday, Aug. 26, with Green moving from afternoons to join Gray for wakeups. Ken Evans was previously paired with Gray in mornings.
“The Gray and Green Show” is being marketed as the only morning radio show in West Michigan presented by two female hosts. “We are so excited to present this one-of-a-kind show to the West Michigan audience,” OM/PD Lori Bennett said in a release. “Rachael and Jackie are two of the most dynamic personalities I’ve ever worked with and their emotional connection as part of the West Michigan community is unmatched. Sure, they’re about ‘girl power,’ but actually, it’s ‘people power.’”
Gray, who has been heard in mornings at “105.3 Hot FM” for the past seven years, added, “I have never been more thrilled in my entire career. It’s an exciting time for our industry, and I feel beyond grateful that I get to sit ‘across the board’ from one of my closest friends, who also happens to be an amazing woman.”
Green, who started her radio career at Townsquare Media crosstown rock WGRD-FM (97.9), previously hosted “On the Scene with Jackie Green” on the local Fox TV affiliate. She returned to radio in 2016, hosting afternoons at “105.3 Hot FM.”
“Since I began in radio, my dream was to be part of a morning show,” Green remarked. “I’m so happy to make the move to work with Rachael, who’s not only an incredible talent but a great friend.”