The Kicks Wake Up Krew

Weekday Mornings 5:30 - 10:00


When we found out that Kicks 99 was the CMA Station of the Year, I was obviously thrilled (to the point of sobs, actually.) It was a highlight of my career in radio, to be sure…but THIS is every bit as cool, to be honest.

A reporter from my hometown newspaper reached out and asked to talk about Kicks 99’s recent CMA win. I thought it was very cool that they wanted to feature the story – what I WASN’T expecting was a full spread on the front page!

Coming from a Mayberry-like small town, the Sunday paper is a HUGE deal. Everyone reads the Mooresville Tribune, and the thought of all my friends & family seeing it is a pretty surreal feeling.

Check out our big moment on the front page of the Mooresville Tribune here.

Jenny Bender is one third of the Kicks Wake Up Krew on Kicks 99 in Augusta, Georgia, along with Cash & Dub. She's married to Chris Bender and is doting dog mom to their two rescue fur babies, Mary Poppins Bender & Truly Scrumptious Bender. Jenny is a karaoke queen who loves Jesus, country music, cheese, and the color pink.