Michelle is getting a new co-host as Ron Olson & Karen Perrin move to mornings on 104.5 The River

January 2018

November 15, 2017

Michelle Lewis will have a new partner in the new year as Ron Olson moves down the hall to sister station 104.5 The River with Karen Perrin in 2018

In case you missed the announcement made this morning on FM100:  Entercom Memphis today announced to its listeners that long time FM100 (WMC) morning show host Ron Olson and his former co-host on FM100, Karen Perrin would be reunited in 2018 on sister station, 104.5 The River (WRVR) starting in January. Current FM100 morning show co-host, Michelle Lewis will have a new partner to be named at a later date. 

Ron Olson has been doing mornings on FM100 for over 30 years making people laugh and cry, and from time to time, pulling a prank on the entire city. For ten of those years, Olson worked with Karen Perrin at FM100.  Karen Perrin recently left WREC AM 600 where she has been the co-anchor of the Memphis Morning News program and is ready to join her friend Ron Olson on The River at the end of January.  

“A lot of people remember Ron Olson and Karen Perrin together on FM100 and they have been have been friends for 30 years,” says Dan Barron, VP/Market Manager Entercom Memphis, “They have an incredible chemistry on the air together that made them one of the top morning shows in the region for many years because they have a familiar, local sound.  The response to their reuniting on The River has been very positive and we are excited about the new opportunities coming up in 2018.”

This move follows the exit of The River’s morning show hosts “Mike and Mandy” this October.  “An opening like this doesn’t come along very often and it was the right time to consider a move, says Ron Olson, and I am so pumped to  be back on the air with my friend, Karen Perrin, playing music I grew up with and the artists I listen to today!"  

FM100 Program Director Chris Michaels will name a new co-host for Michelle Lewis on the FM100 morning show in the coming weeks. Michelle just celebrated her fifth anniversary on the FM100 Morning  Show. 

For more information, please contact Dan Barron, VP/Market Manager at  [email protected], or
Cindy DeBardelaben, Director of Marketing [email protected] (901) 384-5900.