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Lisa Dent joins Big 95.5 as weekend host

Lisa Dent joins Big 95.5 as weekend host.

iHeartMedia Chicago announced today that Lisa Dent has been named weekend host for BIG 95.5, Chicago’s New Country, effective June 16. The iHeartMedia Chicago Region has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing six stations comprised of CHR, AC, Hip Hop and R&B, Country and Contemporary Inspirational music formats. Dent will broadcast Saturdays from 12 – 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dent will report to Lance Houston, Program Director for BIG 95.5.

“I am delighted that Lisa Dent is joining our team,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia Markets Group’s Chicago Region. “Lisa is a ‘Chicago Icon,’ a Country Radio Hall of Famer and an amazing addition to our lineup.”

Dent previously co- mornings on WUSN-FM in Chicago for ten years before launching her first business, Lisa Dent Speaks, LLC and building her own studio, The Radio Farm. She is an -winning personality, podcaster, voice actor, speaker, wife, and mother. In 2016, Dent was inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. She currently serves on the PAWS Chicago Board of Directors and Illinois Arts Council.

“I’m thrilled to be working at Chicago’s destination for all things Country,” said Dent. “Nothing sounds more fun than jumping back on the radio at BIG 95.5 and connecting with my audience!” #IheartRadio

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