Tony Randall & Kris Rochester have been in the radio business since they were teens. Both began in 1986, Tony at 18, Kris at 16. The guys worked at several different small stations in the Gadsden-Anniston area of Alabama before meeting in 1991.
They immediately hit it off & decided to put together a morning show. Shortly thereafter, they got a job at WHMA-FM where the two completely inexperienced morning men had great success.
Ten months later they were offered the morning job at country monster KSON-FM in San Diego, CA. Tony & Kris spent a fantastic 10 years there, where they won the ACM award for Major Market Broadcast Personalities of the Year & were nominated for a CMA for the same. They spent 5 more years at a cross-town station.
All the while, their dream was to one day bring their show to a nationwide audience & as owners of Tony & Kris Productions, LLC, initially partnering with Cumulus Broadcasting & under the watchful eyes of Jan Jeffries, they’ll be doing just that.
BIRTHPLACE: Little Rock, Arkansas (NOW you recognize that accent!)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: I started in radio 17 years ago at a small station in Nashville....Arkansas! :) I have done Middays at many stations in the South including Texarkana, Fort Smith and El Dorado, Arkansas, Kennett and Malden, Missouri and I did nights in Tyler and Lufkin, Texas. I love radio and I'm so happy to be in Kankakee!
WHAT I DO FOR FUN: I am a self proclaimed nerd (which everyone else happens to agree with). I love bird watching, hiking, writing poetry and song parodies. I can't sing a lick but that seems to HELP my parodies! ha! I'm all about new adventures and I'm so thankful to be married to my very best friend that loves going on all these adventures with me.
FAVORITE MUSICIANS: Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are some of my favorites but I'm also an Eagle's fan. I haven't found a genre of music yet that I can't find at least one song that I can love.
INSTRUMENTS I PLAY: I am currently learning the Ukulele. I can also play the spoons because I'm from Arkansas and we can all play the spoons. Ok, not really but the Ukulele part is true. :)
FAVORITE PLACES: Hawaii, the Colorado Rockies and any trail that leads me into nature. I love being outside!
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Black coffee in the darkest roast I can get. If I'm ever upset with you, bring me a cup of joe and all is forgiven.
PASSIONS: I love helping raise money for good causes! I've been involved in many fund raisers for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, The National MS Society, local food banks, Toys for Tots and many more. Reach out to me if I can help your non profit!
BAMA DAVE BIO
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, born & raised!
Education: University of Mississippi, The Second City, iO Chicago
Career Highlights: Most recently I was Producer for AM560 The Answer and The Mancow Radio Experience. Before that I was on air in Oxford and Tupelo, MS, Huntsville, AL and Athens, AL
What I do for fun: Improv comedy, stand-up comedy, karaoke, and I DJ weddings on the side, which is always a hoot. I can’t dance, but I throw down anyway
Favorite Musicians: Eric Church, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Tim McGraw, George Strait, , Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and not just country! I also love Bob Dylan, The Band, Elvis, Brian Wilson, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Clash, The Beatles, KISS, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, and anything with an awesome guitar solo
Instruments I Play: Drums, a little guitar, and I played Trumpet and French Horn in middle school band
Favorite Sports Teams: Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Chicago Bears, and the Atlanta Braves are still my baseball team, but even though I’m not supposed to like both the Cubs and Sox, I do. I also enjoy the heck out of listening to people argue about who’s better. I also love hockey and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Favorite Places: Tuscaloosa Alabama, Guaranteed Rate Field, Wrigleyville, any dive bar, anywhere I can play music for good folks who love music as much as I do
Favorite Beverage: SWEET ICED TEA
Pet Peeves: Rude people, slow drivers in the left lane, and folks who request songs for the dance floor, then sit themselves down. Why do that? Show your best moves!