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Kinzbach Joins WONE

By Rich Heldenfels Published: February 1, 2013

The official word: It’s a brand new morning on 97.5 WONE.  Veteran morning personality Jeff Kinzbach has joined “The Home of Rock n’ Roll” as the new WONE morning show host (6a-10a, Monday-Friday) effective immediately.

Jeff is very excited about joining WONE stating: “WONE is a great radio station. I’m excited to join the excellent staff and play the outstanding music that we all grew up with.” 

Program Director Tim Daugherty is also excited to welcome Jeff to the staff. “I cut my teeth listening to him and I’m looking forward to the knowledge and energy this radio icon is bringing to WONE.”

Kinzbach is a life-long resident of Northeast Ohio. He spent over 20 years on Cleveland’s WMMS radio, was the voice of WOIO-TV and appeared on many of their programs.  He has produced several albums, authored a book and has helped countless charities.

Jeff was a major force in getting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located in Cleveland.  In 2002 he received the Cleveland Area Broadcasters “Excellence in Broadcasting” award and in 2004 he was inducted into the Radio Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Jeff, his wife Patti (a native Akronite) & their daughter, live in the Akron area. He enjoys anything outdoors including biking & hiking on the towpath trail, as well as grilling food and listening to music with friends.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring Jeff back to the air in Northeast Ohio.  He’s funny and creative.  People want to hear what he has to say.  He is, simply, an icon,” says WONE General Manager Thom Mandel. 

97.5 WONE is part of the Rubber City Radio Group family that includes 1590 WAKR and 94.9 WQMX in Akron and 107.3 WNWV (The WAVE) in Cleveland.
 

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