Disc jockey Jeff Pope to return as an Inland Empire morning show host
By Peter Larsen
Radio personality Jeff Pope will return to the air in the Inland Empire when he takes over morning show duties for both Hot 103.9 and 101.3 The Mix starting Monday, Nov. 27.
Pope, who hosted the morning drive time at KGGI-FM/99.1 in Riverside from 2000 to 2013, is returning to his roots after three-plus years on the air in San Jose.
The Jeff Pope Show brings the popular disc jockey back to the Inland Empire to how the morning shows on Hot 103.9 (KHTI-FM) and 101.3 The Mix (KATY-FM) starting Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo courtesy of All Pro Broadcasting.)
Both Hot 103.9 (KHTI-FM), based in San Bernardino, and 101.3 The Mix (KATY-FM), based in Temecula, are owned by All Pro Broadcasting, which announced it made the hire and will run “The Jeff Pope Show” on both stations from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays. To celebrate his arrival on the stations he’ll be giving away tickets to Disneyland on the hour between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
“I grew up in the IE, and this is where I began my radio career – and I can’t believe I get to return,” Pope said in a written statement. “And not to some soul-sucking corporate station, but but to an independent station that clearly wants to win.”
According to Pope’s Facebook page he grew up in Upland, graduated from Upland High School and went to California State University San Bernardino.
According to his Twitter page, he loves his wife, Sarah Turnbull, his dog, and the Los Angeles Kings, though his bio also says he “once made out with the Stanley Cup,” so who knows?