CBS Radio CHR KEGY (Energy 103.7) welcomes Tonya Gonzalez and Sean “Sonic” Leckie as co-hosts of the new Tonya and Sonic morning show. The show officially launched on Tuesday, September 12 and airs weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 AM.
Tonya began her radio career in 2007 at KHTS/San Diego when she worked as an intern, gradually moving up through the ranks of promotions and programming including working alongside AJ Machado as co-host for 10 years. Growing up in Chula Vista and having a personal connection with San Diego makes the opportunity to be a voice on the radio and on San Diego’s airwaves, her dream come true.
“I am beyond thrilled to officially kick off something new, something local, something fresh for our listeners here in San Diego with my partner Sonic who I have worked with in many ways in these past 10 years. His fire, his heart and determination is contagious and makes me excited to begin this journey with him. I’ve been one of Energy 103.7’s biggest cheerleaders since the beginning and I’m so grateful for this opportunity to do real radio every morning here in my hometown,” she says.
“There’s no mistaking the drive and passion Tonya and Sonic have for winning. Their chemistry together is undeniable and they know this city and the Energy listeners. We’re excited to bring everyone along for the ride,” adds PD Chris Patyk.
Sonic began his radio career in 2006 as an intern for AJ’s Playhouse on KHTS. After a successful stint in Atlanta, helping launch WWPW (Power 96.1) as afternoon host, Sonic returned to San Diego as afternoon drive host on Energy 103.7, developed a Mix DJ Team and two online video series – #TacoShoppin, and #SingleInSanDiego.
Leckie says, “What a radio ride I’m on right now! I’m proof that if you set goals and put your mind to it, you can do anything. Starting as intern in this market with huge morning talent, I never imagined I would be co-hosting Morning Drive in San Diego. Thank you to Tonya for believing in me to team up and share the airwaves with her. Big thank you to Peter Schwartz, Chris Patyk, and everyone else behind us in the building. It’s a good feeling!”
An official launch party will take place Thursday, September 28 at Lair Nightclub in the Gaslamp Quarter.