Tucson Metro Chamber

News Release: 3/02/2017

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February 22, 2017

Listeners can still wake up with Shmonty in the Morning on Rock 102.1 KFMA
Tucson, Arizona, February 22
nd, 2017
- TUCSON, AZ – Arizona Lotus Corp. Operations Manager, Larry Mac announced that Eric Ashmont, host of Shmonty in the Morning, will be staying with Rock 102.1 KFMA .
Rock102.1 KFMA is happy to announce that Shmonty in the Morning will continue broadcasting on the station.
Eric Ashmont "Shmonty" is still moving for family reasons, but will still host his show with Producer/2nd Mic Beef Vegan. He will broadcast his part of the show from the east coast, while Beef will take on a more prominent role in the studio back in Tucson. He will fly back a few times a year to do the show live in Tucson, and help host our signature Music Festivals Fall Ball and KFMA-Day.
"I am very excited that with today's technology we don't have to lose this great talent and a great guy. He can be with his Wife on the east coast, and we will still have him waking Tucson up with Beef every morning on Rock 102.1. I was saddened that it looked like he had to leave just as the show was starting to find its groove as a team and with the ratings. I am grateful that our GM Ken Kwilosz, and Engineer Scott Fregoso found a way to make this work. I am very excited for the future of the show." Larry Mac - Operations Manager
"Thank you to Ken Kwilosz and Larry Mac for this opportunity and believing in the show. I'm excited to continue working with my partner in crime, Beef Vegan and to contribute to the ongoing success of KFMA from my home in Rockville, MD. "
About Lotus Communications Corp.
Lotus Communications Corp. is one of the largest privately owned Radio Station Groups in the United States. It was founded in 1962 by Howard A. Kalmenson with the purchase of KWKW, one of Los Angeles’ original Spanish-language radio stations. Lotus currently owns and operates a total of 34 radio stations in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The formats consist of 16 English, 15 Spanish, and 1 Farsi. Lotus also owns two low-power television stations in Phoenix and Houston. Additionally, the company owns four e-commerce sites under its subsidiary, Lotus Internet Corp. Based in Los Angeles, the company employs more than 400 people. For more information, visit www.lotuscorp.com.