Canyon Media and 99.9 FM KONY Country, announce the return of the Carl & Marty morning show, reuniting the award winning duo of Carl Lamar and Marty Lane. Lamar and Lane were together for 10+ years on KONY Country, which has also added Amy Chesley to the morning show lineup. Lamar is currently in his 29th year as host of the morning show on KONY, and is a 43 year veteran of radio.
Lane has been in radio in the St. George market since 1996, relocating to the area from Powell, Wyoming. Lane started in radio in Powell in 1988. He was the original HAWK Rocker on 95.9 FM (also a Canyon Media property) having spent his first 3 years as afternoon personality on KONY.
Lamar is thrilled to welcome back Marty and indicated that their first show was a happy reunion. “Love the rock, don’t get me wrong, but it’s great to be back home with Carl in KONY Country!”, commented Lane. Reaction to the new lineup was overwhelmingly positive, and many listeners chimed in on social media posting “It’s about time!”, “Finally!”, “This truly is the #1 morning show!”, “Yeah!! My favorites!” and other welcoming messages.
Chesley’s career in radio started on the HAWK morning show as a guest DJ and she was subsequently hired as Marty’s new co-host. “I’m in my element now…..on cloud 9! I love country music and KONY and honored to be a part of the show!”
Matt Burgoyne, Canyon Media General Manager , referred to the new changes saying “It is an honor to have such a legendary team like Carl and Marty together again in the morning. Carl and Marty, and now with Amy, are lighting up the air waves and the mornings of St. George once again. When you think of radio in St George, you think Carl, Marty and KONY. The Band is back together!”
The new morning show airs 6-10 am Monday thru Friday on 99.9 FM in the St. George area, 96.9 FM in Cedar City, and can be streamed online at 999konycountry.com
For more information, contact Canyon Media at 435-628-3643
This article was written by CARL LAMAR