CMT/Paramount Senior Executive Leslie Fulham reunites with Steve Burns as co-host of 99X Atlanta’s morning show. Burns and Leslie’s Morning XThe radio broadcast had its first success through alternative rock stations in Atlanta from 1994 to 2003 and now airs weekdays from 6am to 10am.
Fram will also retain his role at CMT/Paramount.
In 1994, Brian Philips, now chief content officer of parent company Cumulus Media, originally paired Barnes and Leslie. Barnes, Leslie, Jimmy and Morning X (Baron). The show was well received in the Atlanta market and the team was nominated as: billboardIn 1996, he appeared on Radio and Records’ national major market morning show, and in 1999 on Radio and Records’ national major market morning show.
In October 2022, 99X’s ‘museum’ website was launched to mark its 30th anniversary, sparking an explosion of fan interest and passion. Cumulus Media acquired the station’s traditional call letter and reopened his 99X WNNX in Atlanta in December. The station’s ratings have doubled for him in the first month since it started airing. Barnes has hosted a revamped program since January.
popular podcasts pop culture show, The duo, which was founded during the outbreak of the pandemic, is now The Morning X with Barnes & Leslie Join the Cumulus Podcast Network. Episodes are released weekly and feature both new programming and classic material from the legendary radio show.
“This ‘new original 99X’ was destined — it’s a passion project, a labor of love. “No one has stopped being friends, loving the same music, laughing at the same jokes,” Phillips said in a statement. We demanded a revival.Only in Atlanta, the will of our loyal 99X audience has made the impossible possible.To be able to completely recreate a classic station with members of the original cast is unprecedented.”
“99X has been my home for 17 years and is forever in my DNA. We are ready to understand,” Fram added in a statement. “It is enough to glimpse a comment from a 99X listener reminiscing about their favorite music or memories to understand the role this radio station has played in their lives. If only it could be this real, if only something could be this good again…and it turned out to be possible. Excited to be working with 99X again. He also thanks the Paramount/CMT family for allowing him to keep his lock hat on at Cumulus in his off hours. ”
“It’s a thrill to be back ‘home’ for The Morning X and 99X,” Barnes added. “Fans have called for a return to Atlanta Broadcasting Station, and I’m amazed that Cumulus has given us the opportunity to reassemble the team and rebuild this franchise.”