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Written by Julie A Myers   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:06
Cedar Rapids/Davenport, IA – January 31, 2012 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today that Mark Manuel and Steve Ketelaar will now host a new show on WOC-AM News Talk 1420 and WMT-AM 600, effective February 28, 2012. The Mark and Steve Show will air live weekdays from 5-9:00 a.m. on WMT-AM and 5:30-9:00 a.m. on WOC-AM. The new show will focus on regional and national news, entertainment and current events. Manuel and Ketelaar will continue to host the afternoon drive on KCQQ-FM Q106.5.

“This is an exciting opportunity to build on the success of these two legendary radio stations,” said Jim O’Hara, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Quad Cities. “The Mark and Steve Show will bring a whole new level of entertainment, news and information to our listeners in the 380 corridor and the Quad Cities.”

Manuel and Ketelaar are two radio veterans who have worked in the Eastern Iowa market since 1981. Most recently, the duo hosted the Mark and Steve Morning Show on KUUL-FM. They also previously worked in larger markets like Miami, FL, Madison, WI and Minneapolis, MN.

In addition to his career in radio broadcasting, Ketelaar has also worked on several national voicing campaign commercials for companies including McDonald’s, Northwest Airlines and the Discovery Channel. He is a stand-up comedian and previously opened for notable acts like Jeff Foxworthy and Louie Anderson. Ketelaar also served as master of ceremonies for several charity events and radio-thons for the Children’s Miracle Network, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and others.

Manuel grew up in Eastern Iowa and hoped to one day follow in Spike O’Dell’s, former WGN personality, footsteps. He began his radio broadcasting career at Iowa State’s college radio station. Manuel later worked at radio stations in Des Moines, IA Macomb, IL and Washington, D.C. He also served as the Morning Show Host on the former WHTS-FM until it was sold in 2006, when he moved to Madison to do mornings at WMAD-FM. Manuel then returned to the Quad Cities and partnered with Ketelaar on KUUL-FM.

Dan Kennedy, Program Director at WOC-AM, and Randy Lee, Program Director and on-air personality at WMT-AM, will work together to develop and produce the new morning show. Lee and Kennedy will also be heard on-air on their respective stations and will continue working with local business and community leaders to keep the stations’ programming topical to their specific markets.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 238 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the  ompany’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a  division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com, clearchanneloutdoor.com and ccmediaholdings.com.

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