Kent Jones

Kent Jones

    Totally Awesome 80s with Kent Jones

    It’s a five-hour tour through the pop, rock, and party hits of the 80s. The songs and artists that defined the decade including Madonna, Pat Benatar, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, John Cougar Mellencamp, Hall & Oates, Huey Lewis & The News, George Michael, Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, Billy Joel, Bangles, Go-Gos, J. Geils Band, Culture Club, Prince, Pointer Sisters, Journey, and many more. Feature artists, themes, and years highlight the fun accented with requests, current info about the artists, and the 80s movie and TV quiz.

    About Kent:
    A 45-year radio veteran, Kent’s career has taken him to New Jersey, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Washington. In the 80s, he hosted the award winning “Hit Magazine” on WTVN, Columbus. He went on to be morning personality and Program Director at Classic Hits stations in Indianapolis and Oklahoma City. He programmed the legendary Classic Hits KOMA for more than three decades, consistently achieving top-5 ratings. Kent was also named medium market Program Director of the year by Radio and Records magazine.

    Kent now resides in Spokane, Washington where he manages 6 radio stations and hosts mornings on Classic Hits, KEYF (Key 101). Kent says, “The 80s was a decade that was really fun for me in radio. The music was great and life was good. We had great movies, classic video games, the advent of CDs, VCRs, and the personal computer revolution was just beginning. It was an exciting time and the music of the 80s brings it all alive again!”