Shan Berries returns to the Bay Area as the new afternoon host at Alpha Media hot AC “Mix 106.5” KEZR San Jose, CA, effective Feb. 5. Berries previously served as morning and midday host and producer at Bonneville CHR “99.7 Now” KMVQ San Francisco, exiting in 2019. She has also been an entertainment correspondent for various CBS and CW programs.
“Shan is a special talent, and we are impressed with what she has accomplished personally and professionally. She’s wildly compelling on air, and online – and a good person,” OM/Content Director Bo Matthews said in a release. “We are excited for what she will provide to Bay Area listeners on Mix 106.5 San Jose.”
During her time away from radio, Berries launched a makeup brand, Shades By Shan, and helped single parents in need through her nonprofit, The MamaBerries Nonprofit Foundation, while raising two children.
"Stepping back into the world of radio feels like I’m coming home. The past four years brought forth immense blessings—two little miracles, the adventure of entrepreneurship, and nurturing a thriving cosmetics brand,” Berries remarked. “The universe has a way of working and my love for music and the radio community remains an unbroken thread in my life. Broadcasting is more than a passion; it's a part of my soul. To my followers who messaged me daily asking when I was going to return to radio, your persistence is the heartbeat behind my return. I owe this journey to you.”
Market Manager David Drutz added, “We at Alpha Media and Mix 106.5 are incredibly excited to be able to return Shan to the Bay Area’s airwaves. Shan has a unique gift for connecting with her audience both on air and online and it’s going to be tremendously rewarding for Mix 106.5’s audience to bring Shan into their daily listening habits.”