Country WYCD-FM 99.5 has announced the hiring of Rachael Hunter as co-host and Steve Grunwald as Executive Morning Show Producer for the 'All New' Dr. Don Morning Show.
Rachael Hunter recently held a successful co-host position on “Jay & Rachael in Morning” at WDRQ in Detroit. Prior to that, Rachael worked as an Air Personality in Detroit at WWWW-FM, and also on WTIC in Hartford, CT. "I'm really excited to return to the country format here in the Motor City. I look forward to reconnecting with my listeners and to many years with WYCD", says Hunter.
Steve Grunwald had been the Executive Producer/on-air talent at WDRQ for the last 4 ½ years with Jay and Rachael in the Morning. Before that, he produced the Danny Bonaduce Show at WKQI, and also produced the Z100 Morning shows in New York. He has also worked on the air in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Washington DC. "I had quite a few offers to do radio outside of Detroit but I didn't want to leave the city I really love", says Steve Grunwald. "I was going to accept another offer when I met with WYCD Program Director Tim Roberts. I loved his vision and energy! Working with Dr Don & Rachael Hunter is very exciting and I can’t wait to get back on the air".
“The staff of WYCD couldn’t be more pleased about the direction of the WYCD New Dr. Don Morning show,” added WYCD Program Director Tim Roberts. “Rachael Hunter and Steve Grunwald bring a wealth of Detroit market and morning show experience to Dr. Don’s show and their chemistry will just add momentum to our brand along with Doc’s proven commitment to entertaining the Motor City”. Roberts added, “Both VP/ General Manager Debbie Kenyon and I have great respect for all of their talents and motivation and we can’t wait for them to get rolling on-air with the new show! We’ve got lots of surprises planned in 2006 with the All New Dr. Don Morning Show and WYCD!”
Rachel Hunter and Steve Grunwald will join Dr. Don and news guru Bob Schuman, on Monday, December 12, 2005 from 5am-10am.
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Mix portions of the old WDRQ-FM (93.1) morning show "The Morning Revolution" with longtime country waker-upper Dr. Don Carpenter and whaddaya get? "The All New Dr. Don Morning Show" on WYCD-FM (99.5) with Rachael Hunter as cohost and Steve Grunwald as executive producer. Newsman Bob Schuman survives -- as he has in virtually every other shakeup at the station... WYCD gets new team, Detroit Free Press