Jon Ballard

Jon Ballard joins Lotus Radio classic rock KOZZ-FM Reno (105.7) for mornings, effective August 5. Ballard was most recently PD/afternoon host at co-owned rock “105.1 The Blaze” KKBZ Fresno. He replaces Tina Smash, who exited in June.

“Jon Ballard’s unconventional on-air delivery, ability to distill creative topical content into intriguing breaks with his warped sense of humor, along with his prior programming and management acumen will be a welcome addition to our veteran staff of professionals,” OM/PD Jave Patterson said in a release. “Jon should fit well into our existing culture within the building. We are excited to bring him aboard.”