Beloved S.A. radio host ecstatic over new job

CaptionCloseKeep clicking to see San Antonio's radio legends that are long gone.Keep clicking to see San Antonio's radio legends that are long gone.DREXKnown as Dr. Drex during the '90s and early 2000s, his KTFM show was a top ratings earner for years....

Beloved S.A. radio host ecstatic over new job

CaptionCloseKeep clicking to see San Antonio's radio legends that are long gone.Keep clicking to see San Antonio's radio legends that are long gone.DREXKnown as Dr. Drex during the '90s and early 2000s, his KTFM show was a top ratings earner for years....

20 Nisan 2017 Perşembe 04:52
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Beloved S.A. radio host ecstatic over new job

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DREX

Known as Dr. Drex during the '90s and early 2000s, his KTFM show was a top ratings earner for years. Here he's seen with his old morning crew: Miss Ree, Dr. Drex, and Roberta Varela. Photo by JOEY GARCIA/STAFF

DREX

Known as Dr. Drex during the '90s and early 2000s, his KTFM show was a top ratings earner for years. Here he's seen with his old morning crew: Miss Ree, Dr. Drex, and Roberta Varela. Photo by JOEY

Donna Cruz 

The rockin' blonde was a popular KZEP personality in the 1990s. 

Donna Cruz 

The rockin' blonde was a popular KZEP personality in the 1990s. 

"Danny B" (left) and "Rude Dogg"

The DJs of hip-hop radio station KBBT "The Beat" were the hottest morning duo among young S.A. listeners in decade 2000. 

"Danny B" (left) and "Rude Dogg"

The DJs of hip-hop radio station KBBT "The Beat" were the hottest morning duo among young S.A. listeners in decade 2000. 

'Hot' Henrietta Hernandez

The Highland High School grad at work during her S.A. radio heyday on KTFM in the late '90s.

'Hot' Henrietta Hernandez

The Highland High School grad at work during her S.A. radio heyday on KTFM in the late '90s.

Lee Woods

Another iconic name from S.A. radio's golden years, he was best known for his years doing mornings on 'golden oldies' KONO during the  ’70s and ‘80s.


Lee Woods

Another iconic name from S.A. radio's golden years, he was best known for his years doing mornings on 'golden oldies' KONO during the  ’70s and ‘80s.

Popular San Antonio radio personality Russell Rush, who has spooked and entertained locals for years with his signature Halloween favorite, "Haunted Tour," now dons another hat: programming boss. 

According to an iHeartMedia announcement, Rush has been promoted to program director for Mix 96.1, San Antonio's hit music station.

He will continue to serve as weekday afternoon on-air personality for the station, a press release states, but now also will be responsible for the day-to-day programming operations of Mix 96.1.

"Eleven years ago when I came to San Antonio, I had no idea what I was getting myself into," Rush wrote in a Facebook message. "Now, I can't imagine being anywhere else! So it's very exciting to be able to grow my career in the city I love at the station I love."

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His new duties include working closely with personalities and sales to oversee the station's on-air content, digital footprint and music programming.

"Russell is extremely talented, and we are thrilled to have him leading our Mix 96.1 team," Matt Martin, President of iHeartMedia's Central Texas Region, states in the news release. "Russell embodies the CHR lifestyle and is tuned into the San Antonio market. It's hard to imagine anyone more passionate about this station and its listeners!"

"I am beyond excited for the opportunity to grow my career with iHeartMedia in San Antonio,"  Rush stated in the release. "This is such a vibrant and amazing city that deserves the best radio we can deliver and I look forward to continuing Mix 96.1's dominance."

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Rush has been with iHeartMedia since 2005, most recently as assistant program director and host of "The Russell Rush Show" on Mix 96.1. In addition, he helms a weekly public affairs show that airs on all seven stations in the iHeartMedia San Antonio market.

In 2008, he was named Radio Personality of the Year by the San Antonio Media Alliance.Rush also hosts "The Russell Rush Haunted Tour," a web-based show that follows Rush and his co-stars as they hunt ghosts in and around San Antonio. Check it out here.

Of his local "Haunted Tour" staple, Rush said he'll continue it, and added it may go national: "We're in talks with a few networks right now who are interested in picking the show up. Fingers, toes, and legs crossed!"

jjakle@express-news.net

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