(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Micky Dolenz, the former Monkee, will be the new morning show host for Infinity Broadcasting's WCBS-FM, 101, 6-10 a.m show Monday-Friday in New York starting January 10. He previously co-hosted the station's morning show on October 7.
"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," said Chad Brown, vice president and general manager, WCBS-FM. "Following his October appearance we immediately realized that Micky 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."
"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," said Dolenz. "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."
Dolenz most recently starred in Broadway's "AIDA" as the villainous Zoser. He had previously played the role in the touring version of the Disney musical. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen