New York City’s Country Station NASH FM 94.7 Brings Back Kelly Ford as Morning Drive Host

Kelly Ford

Cumulus Media’s NASH FM 94.7/WNSH-FM, the organization’s flagship country station in New York City, is set to launch a new morning drive show “Kelly Ford In The Morning” on Feb. 4. “Kelly Ford in the Morning” will air weekdays from 6am-10am on NASH FM 94.7.

The move issues in a return to New York City and to NASH FM 94.7 for Ford, who was previously the Nashville-based co-host of Westwood One’s country morning show Ty, Kelly and Chuck (now The Ty Bentli Show).

Ford helped launch NASH FM 94.7 in 2013 as its first Midday Host, before moving to Nashville in 2015 to join “America’s Morning Show” for Westwood One. An advocate for women, Ford has been honored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation with a national Gracie Award for her work on “Ty, Kelly and Chuck.”

Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus New York, said, “We are thrilled to have a talented, recognizable name in country music at the helm of our New York–centric morning show. We welcome Kelly back to NYC in a big way, and so will our loyal and passionate country music fans and advertising partners.”

John Foxx, Program Director, NASH FM 94.7, said, “Kelly has built amazing relationships and has created a strong bond with our listeners in New York and New Jersey. Her history in the format and passion for the music really sets Kelly up to create a fun and unique experience around Country Music and this city. It’s exciting having Kelly Ford lead Morning Drive at NASH FM 94.7.”

Kelly Ford said, “When Chad Lopez and John Foxx first proposed the idea of Kelly Ford in the Morning, of course my reaction was “What the Ford?!” And my second was, “Truck yeah!” I can’t thank Chad and John enough for bringing me back and Mike McVay for making it happen. It’s like a full circle moment for me as I was the first LIVE voice heard on NASH FM 94.7. To be able to work again with the New York NASH team, especially Katie Neal and Jesse Addy, it’s like having the (country) band back together again. I respect and trust them as broadcasters and friends. I’m also beyond grateful for so many of the passionate NASH FM 94.7 listeners who fought to bring me back. It’s a great opportunity for them to have the local morning show they deserve with insider access to Nashville and the country stars we love. I’m also excited for Pizza Suprema.”

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