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KVIL adds Blake Powers as evening DJ

Posted 4:14pm on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

At the end of 2013, KVIL/103.7 FM dropped Delilah, the touchy-feely syndicated talk-and-soft-rock show that had filled its evening slot for at least a decade.

Now it’s giving the official word about who’s filling that slot.

Blake Powers will be the station’s new 7 p.m.-midnight host, CBS Radio Dallas-Fort Worth announced Tuesday. Powers’ background includes stations in Denver, Pittsburgh, Houston, Cincinnati and West Palm Beach, Fla. (Here are a few airchecks from other markets.)

Among the stations Powers worked at in Denver are KIMN (like KVIL a “hot” adult contemporary station) and KDJM. Byron “Ron” Harell, director of music for CBS Radio DFW, also has those stations in his background. “Blake did a great job for us at KIMN/KDJM, and I'm pleased to have him back on my staff," Harell said in a release.

This is the latest in a series of changes that KVIL has made since January 2013, when it dropped long-running morning-show hosts Gene and Julie Gates, sliding Tony Zazza into the morning slot and in April naming him and Julie Fisk as hosts of the Zazza and Juliemorning show. The next month, KVIL changed its longtime “Lite FM” brand to “Best Variety ... 90s, 2K & Today,” updating the music and giving it a more upbeat “Hot” AC sound.

In November, the station added Kory (a k a Christopher Beale) as its 3-7 p.m. DJ, moving afternoon jock Leigh Ann Adam into the midday slot that had once belonged to Zazza. With Powers on board, the station now has an all-local lineup from 5:30 a.m. to midnight weekdays.

“We respect the level of talent and service Delilah provided the KVIL audience over the years,” Harrell said in an email to dfw.COM. but it was time for a change at 103.7 as we continue to contemporize the sound of KVIL and focus our attention on the Dallas-Fort Worth metro.”

Delilah still airs in DFW -- but you’ll need an HD2 Radio unit to hear her where she moved to, because she airs on Clear Channel’s KDMX-HD2. Or you can listen online or on your smartphone via iHeartRadio.

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