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Following his departure from Lansing's 97.5 NOW FM (WJIM-FM) earlier this year, where Josh Strickland hosted mornings for nearly a decade, he joined the statewide Smile FM Radio Network in a capacity that meant a bit smaller profile, but that is about to change.
Strickland is officially stepping into the morning show position at Smile FM. Lansing listeners will again be able to hear Strickland's show, Monday through Friday from 5am to 10am, on 88.1. The network has frequencies all across the state -- more than twenty five stations from Detroit to Marquette in the western Upper Peninsula.
Strickland will continue in his now-evolving role of Director of Localism, with a continued task of better connecting individual stations to their own markets.
At NOW FM, Strickland's solo morning show, regularly ranked inside the top three between 2007 and 2015, became the #1 morning show in Lansing in 2016. The Lansing market is Smile FM's flagship. 88.1 signed on the air in 1996, then known as "The Light."
Prior to his time in Lansing, Strickland spent time on Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Owosso and Flint radio stations.
The new Josh Strickland morning show is broadcast from the new Shiawassee Radio studios in Durand.
Listen to 88.1 Smile FM in Lansing. Listen to 88.3 Smile FM in the Tri-Cities. Listen to 88.3, 88.9, 89.5 and 103.9 Smile FM in and around Detroit. Listen to 89.7 Smile FM in Flint. Listen to 90.9 and 99.9 Smile FM in Grand Rapids.
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Josh Strickland is also Publisher of Uplift Shiawassee.