Our On-Air Team
Zack: Weekdays 7pm-11pm
He grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania, getting his start in radio in 2002 at a small Top 40 station in St. Marys, PA – B94 WKBI-FM, where he held down evenings for 6 years. Then he voice tracked for another station in the radio group, Revolution 101.1 WGMR in State College, PA.
After a very brief stop in Johnstown, PA on Hot 92 & Hot 100, Zack entered a contest and won an air shift until the end of the summer on legendary Top 40 station, B94 WBZW in Pittsburgh, PA. After 2 years at B94, he was moved to another station in the same building, 100.7 STAR WBZZ.
In June 2012, Zack moved to Savannah and began working at Hot 98.3.
Zack is an avid sports fan, mainly following his Pittsburgh teams! Let’s Go Bucs!
Tripper: Overnights 11pm-2am
Tripper is the crazy one of the group, and comes to us from Greensboro, NC! He has made the trucker hat a staple to any wardrobe! Catch Tripper Overnights 11 pm to 2am on Savannah’s NEW Hot 98-3!
Josie: Saturday 9am-12pm
Josie come to us from Greensboro, NC and is what we here at Hot 98-3, like to call a “Southern Bell”. When Josie says, “Bless your Heart” she actually means it! Catch Josie every Saturday from 9-12pm on Savannah’s NEW Hot 98.3!
Jared: Mornings 6-10am
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His first jobs came in television in the late 1980s. He made his big-screen debut in 1989’s horror film Cutting Class and his role in 1994’s Legends of the Fall helped secured his place as a Hollywood staple. More recent film credits include Fight Club (1999), Babel (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Moneyball (2011) and World War Z (2013). He is also a two-time winner of People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”….oh wait that’s Brad Pitt’s bio.
Jared started with Dick Broadcasting as an off-air producer in 2007 and worked hard on getting celebrity guests on the show such as John Mayer, Miley Cyrus, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, etc. In 2012 he became the host of Jared and Katie in the Morning.
Jared is a huge fan of the Washington Commanders, Carolina Tar Heels and loves going to the movies! He married up big time when he married Kelli Pike in December of 2015! He has two wonderful kids Ava and Eli and looks forward to adding to his family in the not too distant future. He can be found at a Chinese buffet near you! Watch out Savannah!
Katie: Mornings 6-10am
Baby Katherine was born on the 4th of September in the mega-metropolis known as Washington DC but grew up among the Amish community in Pennsylvania until her 15th year of life (No, she’s not actually Amish but did grow up in a farmhouse and knows how to milk a cow and raise a barn in a day)
After an awkward teenage-transition into 4 years of high school in North Carolina, Katie consistently found herself on academic probation at Appalachian State University but graduated in a quick 5 years. It was in Boone that Katie found her true passions in life: booze, non-medical marijuana, bluegrass music (to which she dances barefoot) and bearded men. The hippie lifestyle felt like home, a nod to her near-Amish upbringing.
During her final year of college (her senior-senior year as Katie likes to call it) she realized she’d needed to pick a career and she needed to pick it quick. If Katie graduated without some sort of job plan in place, she knew her parents would suffer even more disappointment and Katie just couldn’t live with herself if that happened.
Katie found an unpaid internship at Kiss 95.1/K1047 in Charlotte, after a summer of concerts, free tshirts and a restraining order (she got too close to Jessica Simpson once, so what?) Katie knew radio was for her but also knew that living with her parents after college made her look like a loser.
Katie was hired by Dick Broadcating in 2005 and has been embarrassing herself on air, daily ever since.
Katie’s life was forever changed when her now-husband Ben walked in to her life -fairytale style (they met in a bar!) They married in October of 2014, welcomed a daughter named Nora in 2015, a son named Henry in 2016 –and their Chocolate Lab, Maizie completes the family. Whew!! Over-achievers!
Katie prides herself on having champagne taste on a beer budget. She lives for all things Anthropologie, is a total foodie and dreams of throwing adult dinner parties, complete with fine wine and artisan cheeses. Did she mention she loves wine?? Yeah, lots and lots of wine. Hello Savannah!
Man Kisser Matt: Mornings 6-10am
Matt began his broadcast career at High Point University, a small liberal arts university in North Carolina that has been described as “Disney World on Steroids”. After stumbling into the college radio station late one night, Matt and his friends became the hosts of “The Tuesday Night Juke” which was the most popular show on the station among Matt’s small group of friends and fraternity brothers.
While at High Point, Matt became a party animal. He consumed enough alcohol his major should have been Mixology. And while there are more stories than anyone can recall from these days, he was guilty of kissing a man at a party. He hated it so much, he vowed to kiss no more than 4 more guys in his life!
The man now so fondly referred to as “Man Kisser” Matt started working with Jared and Katie in the Morning in April of 2014. Putting his Master’s Degree to good use, Matt has since gotten a Brazilian wax, posed nude as Kim Kardashian and seen another man completely naked. His family, loving mother, and wonderful wife Hannah are so proud.
Jason Goodman: Mornings & Saturday 3-7pm
Jason Goodman became a regular member of Jared And Katie in the Morning in 2012. He thinks women are like ovens (a theory of his) and he likes cherry popsicles (another theory) the most. At 4’1 he holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s shortest DJ. Jason Goodman is married with two kids and enjoys sharing clothes with his son Landon who was born in 2007. If you have something nasty to say about Jon Bon Jovi or Frankie Vallie keep it to yourself or he might whip out a small ladder, climb it and slap you in the face. Jason Goodman is the “biggest/smallest” Patriots fan and spends a lot of time staring at pictures of Tom Brady.
Fun fact: Jason Goodman has something in common with Post Malone…both have embarrassing tattoos, luckily Jason’s embarrassing tattoo is not on his face!
Mia: Weekdays 10am-2pm
I’m from the ATL, am ride or die for Savannah and live to connect to others. I put my family first, love my UGA man and have one demanding fur baby named Diva. I try to channel my inner Beyonce on a regular basis! I tune out the world with good music, I have packed on pounds because of the amazing food in Savannah but I’m a mean cook too! I consider shopping and looking for sales a sport.My go to fashion is a good dress and a Kate Spade bag. I binge watch “Power”, “Wags”, “The Kardashians” and anything about Suge Knight. I think Tupac’s lyrics saved my life and I am a pusher for southern Hip Hop! When you see me out please stop me to say hi and give me a hug I need your energy. Keep up with me @MiaontheRadio on Instagram & Twitter!