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Kelly Stevens on his first day back at B98.5 with Vikki Locke

27342_100000904812645_8292_nKelly Stevens made a low-key entrance this morning,  joining Vikki Locke (left) as part of the new Vikki and Kelly show on B98.5.

At 6:11 a.m., he noted that his roommate packed him a lunch, which included a hard-boiled egg, oatmeal with blueberries and peeled grapes. Locke was bemused by the peeled grapes. “That’s some roommate!” she said.

They aired a brief portion of a pre-taped interview with Kendra Wilkinson of “Dancing With the Stars.” Kelly had Kendra say, in a sexy voice, “Good morning, Kelly.”

Each jock then offered 10 tidbits about themselves. First up was Kelly:

1) He is a native Washingtonian (as in state, not D.C.)

2) He spent six years with the Coast Guard,

3) Nobody is allowed in his very messy bedroom (”That’s why you’re single!” Locke said.)

4) He loves blackjack (but isn’t very good)

5) He enjoys riding his Harley in the North Georgia mountains.

6) He owns a dog named Bailey and a cat named Jack.

7) If he wins the lottery, he plans to buy a yacht and go around the world with Anne Hathaway

8- He misses being in love

Kelly-stevens-2009

Kelly Stevens, 2009

9) He was a door-to-door vacuum salesman in the past (”That sucks,” Locke cracked.)

10) On Sunday nights, he plays bingo with some friends, including his adopted mom Midge.

Vikki, who has been at the station since 2008, offered her list of ten:

1) Best thing she ever did was marry her husband Mike Hughes

2) She’s never smoked weed ever

3) She loves to scuba dive

4) She could hold her breath under water in high school for two and a half minutes, longer than any other girl

5) She has never cussed in front of her parents

6) She has an annoying whistle at sporting events

7) She always sets her microwave on an odd number. (Not one minute but one minute, one second)

8) She jumped out of an airplane (while with the Steve & Vikki show on Star 94)

9) In third grade, she laughed so hard, a green bean shot out of her nose

10) “I bleed scarlet and gray.”  (Ohio State)

Kelly was part of the Kelly & Alpha morning team from 1998 to 2008. He re-joined Cox Atlanta radio last year part time but was recently brought back full time to work with Locke.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

26 comments Add your comment

bulldog bubba

March 21st, 2011
5:07 pm

Tech Spanker

March 21st, 2011
5:14 pm

Wish there were girls at GT that looked like Vikki ………actually I just wish there were girls. snort snort

bluto

March 21st, 2011
5:34 pm

So this Kelly person is a guy or girl? It would help if they had a picture.

Petunia

March 21st, 2011
7:00 pm

Maybe Vickie will let Kelly talk tomorrow!

amos

March 21st, 2011
8:08 pm

Sounds about as boring as Steve McCoy and Vickie Locke

Nutmeg

March 21st, 2011
8:39 pm

Bluto, there is a picture. Kelly is male.

Gordon

March 21st, 2011
9:00 pm

They were like a bad first date that didn’t click. Of course they will be forced to work together as a team but this is just going to be plain out uncomfortable!

Melanie

March 21st, 2011
11:04 pm

Cox should have kept Steve McCoy but if not then put Alpha & Kelly back on. Apparently, they think Vicki needs help. I don’t really see what difference it makes…. the news person & traffic person gets more airtime than the morning show. I quit listening when they let Steve McCoy go.

netradiojock

March 21st, 2011
11:49 pm

I hope that Kelly’s roommate a female. Seem like Vikki had a boring childhood…lol.

Eric

March 21st, 2011
11:51 pm

I’m not so sure that I’m really feeling the current morning show with Kelly Stevens as Vikki’s co-host. I loved Steve and Vikki’s morning show a whole lot better… they had great on-air chemistry. B-98 made the worst mistake of letting Steve go. Atlanta morning radio simply ISN’T the same without Steve and Vikki together… and I also miss Tom Sullivan as well.

radiodj

March 22nd, 2011
9:02 am

Sharon

March 22nd, 2011
9:37 am

Vicky seemed to be too bossy to me. She doesn’t seem to happy to be paired up with Kelly Stevens. I have to imagine she would rather have picked her own partner rather than having one “assigned” to her.

Monroe Burbank

March 22nd, 2011
9:39 am

Rodney, thanks for reminding me why I don’t listen to the radio.

Brock

March 22nd, 2011
1:51 pm

I’ve witnessed more exciting people in a casket.

atlguy

March 22nd, 2011
2:29 pm

Just listening is painful, they have zero chemistry. I loved Steve & Vikki, Kelly & Alpha always put me to sleep. ATL has NO great morning programs…..I just keep changing the dial until I can find an update on traffic then put on a CD.

TECHSTER

March 22nd, 2011
4:19 pm

maybe they could get rid of the girl and bring steve back. that way it would not be awkard when the tickle pile starts.

radioBoy

March 22nd, 2011
9:41 pm

geez people, what did your mother tell you — if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all? first off – cox radio knew that steve and vicki would b a ratings winner, but with radio revenues sinking at the time, they made a smart move letting steve go. they now have a ‘kelly and vicki’ show that costs them alot less. sure, its not as good, and ratings won’t be as big, but it doesn’t matter. B98.5 fm is still a top rated FM and will always be.

Rally

March 22nd, 2011
10:42 pm

I didn’t hear the show today, but I miss Kelly & Alpha.

country boy at heart

March 23rd, 2011
9:13 am

Hate to pull a country thing here, but did you notice Atlanta radio went into the toilet when Rhubarb was fired?

mum

March 23rd, 2011
10:41 am

Listen to NPR.

Kennesaw Dave

March 23rd, 2011
11:26 am

It’s always hard to get use to a new voice on the radio when you’re use to hearing pairs like Steve and Vicki. Shoot, I listened to Steve back when he was what was know as Z-93 now Dave FM. It’s just change pain. We get use to something familiar and when it changes we resist it or in this case simply don’t want to accept or like it. If Kelly and Vicki don’t do well they’ll get someone else

Kelly Fan

March 23rd, 2011
11:41 am

Somebody needs to inform Vicki that it is the Vicki AND Kelly show and she needs to stop hogging the mic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the 70's

March 23rd, 2011
12:03 pm

Oh, there is someone new? I have heard the traffic guy refer to him every time he starts his report, but I never hear the new guy actually get to say anything.

Daniel

March 23rd, 2011
7:54 pm

I don’t really mind the personalities, because after all, they need the job, but to call B98.5 a top rated station is being disillusional. Look at their ratings right now. Their music sucks too. Thank God that we can stream music online.

Flowery Branch Commuter

March 24th, 2011
12:40 am

I still miss Steve . . . Now I miss Will, too!

morning commuter

March 30th, 2011
12:13 pm

Yeah, Will is funny- give him more airtime