Johnjay & Rich Inducted into Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

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LOS ANGELES, October 11, 2018 – iHeartMedia Phoenix 104.7 KISS FM morning duo and Premiere Networks-syndicated personalities Johnjay Van Es and Rich Berra were inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame today, October 11, at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Selected for their outstanding contributions to broadcast journalism, Johnjay and Rich joined fellow 2018 inductees Art Brooks, JD Freeman and Donna Rossi.

Entertaining Arizonans since 2001, The Johnjay & Rich Show debuted in Tucson on KRQ and was an instant success. The show moved to Phoenix in 2006 to join their current flagship iHeartMedia’s 104.7 KISS FM, and is now syndicated by Premiere Networks in 20 markets nationwide, in addition to being heard worldwide on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service.  

In 2010, Johnjay and Rich founded the Johnjay and Rich Cares for Kids Foundation, offering assistance to disadvantaged, at-risk children. The foundation’s annual Christmas Wish program provides thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts to deserving families in need during the holiday season. Johnjay and Rich continue their community work throughout the year with the Johnjay and Rich #LoveUp Foundation, a non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable children in our communities, with a primary focus on children living in the foster care system. Johnjay and Rich also raised funds for #LoveUp’s sister foundation, #LovePup, by hosting adoption and fundraising events. To date, more than 500 rescue dogs have found forever homes through #LovePup’s ongoing efforts. In addition to serving children and pets, the radio hosts raise thousands of dollars for other worthy causes including disaster relief efforts nationwide. 

Pictured: Johnjay Van Es and Rich Berra pose with their Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame trophy during the induction ceremony at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., on October 11, 2018 

About the Arizona Broadcasters Association
Founded in 1952, the Arizona Broadcasters Association functions as a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation, and is the official trade association serving all free, over-the-air radio and television stations in Arizona. The ABA’s mission is to serve, educate and advocate for its members as well as the general public. For more information on the ABA, please visit

About The Johnjay & Rich Show
Airing Monday through Friday from 5 to 10 a.m. MT, The Johnjay & Rich Show is a non-stop blend of pop culture, news and events, welcoming a wide range of music artists, newsmakers and celebrities. Joined on-air by Kyle and Suzette, the show is a special brand of “reality radio,” with listeners engaged and interacting with the crew via every form of social media - Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, email and text messaging.  Their style means humor comes from any and every direction.  For more information or to find a station in your area, visit  The Premiere Networks-syndicated program is also available via iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s industry-leading digital radio service.

About #LoveUp Foundation
#LoveUp is an accidental movement started by Johnjay Van Es, after auto correct changed his friend’s text from “love it” to “love up,” and the phenomenon was born. Started as a social media campaign to remind people to pay it forward and spread the love, the #LoveUp Foundation was then created as a nonprofit organization that primarily provides assistance to foster care programs. Sponsorships and proceeds from the sale of #LoveUp T-shirts raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the #LoveUp Foundation. Visit  In 2015, #LoveUp Foundation was expanded to #LovePup Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for rescue dogs. 

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