Here's your lineup of talented and award-winning local social influencers on KCLR.
A born and bred Missouri boy, Scotty has been with Zimmer Communications for 30-plus years, and on-air with Clear 99/KCLR FM for more than 20 years. His work has been recognized nationally with multiple awards from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB), the Country Music Association (CMA), and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). He has also won many awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association for not only. his on-air work, but also promotional and commercial writing and production. During his 20+ year tenure, the Clear 99 Morning Show has consistently been ranked by Arbitron/Nielson as the "most listened to" morning show in the market.
Scotty has also dabbled in some related fields, including stand-up comedy and songwriting. For the last 10 years, Scotty has also been the producer of the Mizzou Radio Network's college football broadcasts with Learfield/IMG. He is an avid bicycler, spending many afternoons enjoying local parks and trails. Scotty is also a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld and James Bond, and an unapologetic fan of Seth McFarland!
Liz and Scotty in the morning also won "On-Air Personality of the Year" at the 57th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards!
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Club Car Wash
Born in Nashville, TN, Liz has always had country roots. Her family later moved to the place that she now calls home...St. Louis, MO. Liz graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and an emphasis in broadcasting. She says she always loved radio and really wanted to work on a country morning show, but her first job after graduation was in a newsroom. It didn't take long to realize that the news wasn't for her. Starting with Zimmer Communications part-time, Liz filled in on different stations before landing her dream job as co-host on Clear 99’s morning show. She and co-host Scotty Cox have already been voted Inside Columbia Magazine's ‘Best Local Radio Show’ and won "On-Air Personality of the Year" at the 57th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards!
When she's not at the station, Liz splurges on LOTS of reality t.v., and spends time with her two corgis. She also spends time working out at Orange Theory, probably so that she is free to hunt for her favorite food..the best french fries in town!
Hailing from St. Louis, Josh took lots of creative writing classes in high school. He’ll tell you he was one of the weird kids in school who loved being creative and making people laugh. Josh later graduated from The Broadcast Center in St. Louis and launched his career in radio. He’s been in the business now for over 14 years.
When he’s not on air, writing copy, producing ads, or practicing different character voices, he’s hanging out with his family. As a dad with 2 daughters and a big kid himself, he is all about having fun with his family. His oldest daughter plays softball and he’s very into that sport and watching her excel. He’s also a massive hockey fan (go Blues!) and loves reading Stephen King novels.
His favorite part about being in radio is that every day is different. He loves working with clients and getting results with their radio campaigns. “These people, these business owners, have dreams and marketing is a huge key to helping those dreams come true,” Josh says. “It’s about building relationships with them and seeing them have success."
Culligan of Columbia
Aric fell in love with radio when he was just 9 years old and landed his first radio "gig" when he was just 15 years old. He's been on the air in some capacity ever since. Aric has been the voice of Clear-99's afternoon drive for over 25 years.
An MU grad (Bachelor of Arts in Communications) and die-hard Tiger fan, you may also recognize Aric's voice at Mizzou Arena as the announcer for the Missouri Tigers Men's basketball and the MU volleyball teams. He'll challenge anyone to Cardinals baseball trivia, and his favorite country music stars are Keith Urban and Garth Brooks.
More than a talented voice, Aric also understands business, as he has consulted businesses in marketing for Zimmer for as long as he's been in radio. He's a passionate marketer and an extremely goal-driven person. He takes his client's success very seriously and his clients will tell you they see him as a partner, friend, and an invaluable resource.