Former Aida Star Lands Morning Radio Gig

News   Former Aida Star Lands Morning Radio Gig Micky Dolenz, who played Zoser in the final cast of Broadway's Aida, will begin hosting a radio program for WCBS-FM Jan. 10, 2005.
Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz

Dolenz has been named the new morning-show host for Infinity Broadcasting's WCBS-FM, 101.1 FM. Dolenz, best known as a member of the pop group "The Monkees," will host the 6-10 AM show Monday-Friday. He previously guest-hosted the show Oct. 7. In a statement, WCBS-FM's Vice-President and General Manager Chad Brown said, "Micky is a renowned entertainer whose diverse background and overall upbeat view of life makes him the perfect person to host morning drive on the station. Following his October appearance we immediately realized that Mickey had a special connection with our listeners. The phones never stopped ringing and people were still reminiscing about him days later. We knew we had something special that day and we're thrilled to add Micky to our lineup permanently."

Actor-singer Dolenz added, "When I was 12 years old, I soldered together a Heathkit radio transmitter in my garage and broadcast a weather report to my mother in the kitchen. Ever since then, I have fantasized about having my own radio show. This is a dream come true and a thrill beyond words to be associated with CBS-FM, Infinity Broadcasting and the entire Viacom family. I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship."

Micky Dolenz was one of the stars of the sixties TV show "The Monkees," about a rock-and-roll band. The group sold over 65 million records, and their albums included "The Monkees," "More of the Monkees," "Headquarters" and "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd." Dolenz also starred in the West End musical The Point and later became a producer-director for the BBC and London Weekend Television. In 1996 the Monkees reunited for a 30 year summer tour around the U.S., and Dolenz recently directed the hit TV show "Boy Meets World." His other theatre credits include Grease, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Tom Sawyer.

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