Philip Teresi and Skip Echeverria are the new hosts of the KMJ Afternoon Drive show. Photo via KMJ
Written by Gabriel Dillard
There’s a new voice at KMJ 580AM with the addition of “Skip” Echeverria, joining Philip Teresi on the 2-6 p.m. shift.
She joins Teresi in the Monday-Friday slot formerly occupied by Fresno radio veteran Chris Daniel, who announced his departure in September from the popular “Christ Daniel Show” that started in 2008.
Echeverria is a nearly 20-year veteran in radio, spending the last nine years hosting mornings at rock station KFRR 104.1 FM with “The Morning After” show.
A product of Central Unified School District and Fresno State, Echeverria is also a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice as well as an adjunct professor at Fresno State in the graduate counseling department.
She is excited to start her new job at KMJ.
“You’d be hard pressed to find someone in this valley that doesn’t know the legend that is KMJ. When I started radio in 2001, I didn’t anticipate this opportunity. But having been born and raised in Fresno, a graduate from Fresno State, and having chosen to raise my own family and base my mental health practice locally, I have a vested interest in the continued success of my community. I absolutely love this valley and its people. I’m honored and excited to join the KMJ team and am looking forward to conversations about topics that are important to us,” Echeverria said in a statement.
“The Morning After” show on New Rock 104.1 is among the most popular in the Valley, which was a factor in Echeverria’s hiring, said Patty Hixon, vice president and general manager for KMJ parent Cumulus Radio Fresno.
“We are very excited to welcome Skip to the KMJ family. She’s already established herself as a star in our market, which means KMJ’s future just got a lot brighter,” Hixson said in a statement.