Jay Kruz is the Director of Branding & Content and Afternoon Host at Mix 94.9 in Cincinnati. He is also hosts afternoons on Warm 106.9 in Seattle as well as “Jet with Jay,” a series of travel videos and articles for the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Kruz got his start at the age of 14 at his high school radio station, WSDP/Plymouth, MI. At age 18, he was hired as afternoon drive host at WTWR in Monroe/Toledo, Ohio. He has a diverse media background including stops at MTV Networks in New York City and radio stations in Detroit, Cincinnati and Cayman Islands. He has worked as a program director, on-air personality, imaging director, emcee, and voiceover artist. Kruz helped develop the first MTV podcasts, hosted a nationwide afternoon show on XM Satellite Radio, and has been the voice of multiple radio stations & syndicated radio specials.
Kruz has served as a member of the Board of Directors and is a Past President at the Music Resource Center in Cincinnati where he helped start a low power FM station for teenagers, 95.7 MRC. When he’s not on the radio, Kruz serves as emcee for the Cincinnati Cyclones professional hockey team. He enjoys collecting vintage radios, traveling around the world with his wife, and playing hockey.