All Access.com reporths that the host of NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly and MTV’s TRL, Carson Daly will be returning to his radio roots early next year! Daly will become the morning show host of CBS Radio’s Top 40 station 97.1 AMP Radop, KAMP FM Los Angeles.
“It is very exciting to be back on the airwaves doing mornings on AMP RADIO and to be back in business with my friends at CBS Radio,” “Now, not only can people fall asleep to my late night show on NBC, but they can wake up with me on the radio too. I’m thrilled to join a thriving new station in my own hometown.”
Before NBC Carson’s radio experieance included being convinced to drop out of college by a then relativley unknown, Jimmy Kimmel to intern under him at KCMJ FM in Palm Springs California. That eventually graduated him to the night shift at Southern California’s Alternative Rock station, KROQ FM soon after.
Daly’s Top 40 experienced includes joining MTV in 1997 and soon after becoming the first and most Pop culturally visable host of MTV’s flagship countown show, Total Request Live, or TRL. Daly was one of the creative forces behind the show, which became the pulse of Pop music for the era of 10 years in which it aired on MTV! Daly continued as TRL’s executive producer and guest host, but left in 2002 to join NBC’s late night team. He started Last Call With Carson Daly.
The show originally tapped in New York City on the same set as Saturday Night Live. It had a very similar feel to a talk show format compared to all the others on NBC late night. However, now in its ninth season, Last Call With Carson Daly was reformatted as an intimate mini documentary style. The show often spotlighting undiscovered musical talent in Hollywood California.
Now it seems his career has come full circle. NBC eventually returned him to his home in southern California, and KAMP returns him to both Top 40 and the radio airwaves at the same time!
“I’m psyched to once again be working with Carson Daly,” said SVP/Programming and PD for 97.1 AMP Radio, Kevin Weathrly. “He is a true superstar with undeniable energy and talent. It’s exciting to be part of the next chapter of his radio career and it’s going to be fun having him wake up LA. He’s got the perfect vibe for AMP RADIO.”
Carson Daly Hosting “Free For All Friday” with his Intern Beer Mug on KROQ FM
Carson Daly on TRL w/Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera
Carson Interviewing Kings Of Leon
Last Call With Carson Daly