Backtrax USA with Kid Kelly, the original 80’s and 90’s show heard across North America and on radio stations around the world, has announced iHeartMedia’s Toby Knapp has joined the show’s team as a 90’s music curator and fill-in host for both the 80’s and 90’s versions of the show.
Knapp, who also joined iHeartRadio’s Mainstream AC WASH-FM in Washington, DC’s morning show after 11 years as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Host across the hall at CHR WIHT-FM (Hot 99.5) DC, was Kelly’s morning producer/sidekick at CHR WBHT-FM (Hot 97) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the mid-90’s.
According to Kelly, “These days, there are only a handful of Top-40 jocks that were also students of the golden era of Pop radio. The kind who have the discipline to study and work hard at perfecting the craft and art of being word efficient, while being able to mix in relevant information and entertainment in a unique and engaging way in 20 seconds or less and Toby Knapp is definitely one of ‘em! After over a decade of major market afternoon domination we waited until he successfully segued into his new major market morning gig and seized the moment to secure him as our “official” Backtrax USA fill-in host; ahem … “Hello Toby!”
Knapp’s other stops included WIOQ/Philadelphia; WFLZ/Tampa Bay; WLAN-FM Lancaster, PA and he has been heard on iHeartRadio stations across the country, including iconic CHR KHKS-FM Dallas among others in multiple formats.
“Kid’s been a mentor and a friend literally every step of the way through my career since the day he hired me back in the day, and to be able to work with him and the Backtrax USA team really means so much to me personally,” Knapp said. “I’m excited to help him continue the legacy he’s built with Backtrax USA so it can continue to entertain fans with hits from the 80’s and 90’s, while continuing to inspire people like me who got into this radio game because of people – and personalities – like Kid.”
Backtrax USA premiered in December 1992. The show originally highlighted hit music from the 80’s, and launched a 90’s version of the show in 2003 and is distributed by Westwood One.