Matty In The Morning Host, Matt Siegel achieved radio’s highest honor in 2001 winning the coveted National Association of Broadcaster’s Marconi Award for Personality of the Year. Established in 1989, the Marconi Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio. This grand achievement coincides with the celebration of Matt Siegel’s 20th Anniversary with KISS 108. January 12, 2001 officially marked the 20th anniversary of the Matty in the Morning Show on KISS 108. Then Massachusetts Governor Paul Celluci proclaimed that January 12th, 2001 shall be honored as “Matty in the Morning” Day with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Matt Siegel has been the host of KISS 108’s morning show since 1981. Matty in the Morning is KISS 108’s highest rated show and it’s the leading FM Morning Show in Boston. According to Arbitron ratings, Matty consistently ranks #1 with women 18-49 for the past 20 years.
Matty’s guests have included stars like Oprah, Madonna, Ben Affleck, Dustin Hoffman, Celine Dion, Christopher Reeve, Bette Midler, Ted Danson, Cher, Tom Hanks, Rosie O’Donnell, Harry Connick, Jr., and Michael J. Fox to name just a few.
Matty in the Morning targets over 450,000 listeners per week and is consistently voted one of the nation’s top DJ’s by Billboard Magazine. Recently, Matty achieved radio’s highest honor winning the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award as the Morning Show Personality of the Year-Major Market.
Matt’s first introduction to the spotlight came during high school. He auditioned to emcee the school talent show - a big step since, back then, he was considered quiet and reserved. He got the gig and was told that he was a natural with the microphone. Years later, while student teaching, a professor who was amused by his classes, directed him towards show business.
His first job in radio was a daytime shift in Oneonta, NY, and then in 1972 he got a job with KWFM-FM in Tucson, AZ - a radical underground progressive rock station. From there he worked as a freelance producer and commercial voice-over announcer at Warner Records.
While vacationing in Boston in 1977, Matt stumbled into a job opening with WBCN. He filled in for Charles Laquidera who had taken a leave of absence. After two months on the morning show, he was hired permanently as the midday host, where he stayed for 2½ years. There he created a spoof call-in show called "Dr. Matt’s Advice to the Love Lorn", which in-turn led to a job at Channel 5 hosting a show called "5 All Night". This was followed by a national appearance on "Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments" with host Steve Allen.
Finally, in the summer of 1980, Matt received a call from Richie Balsbaugh, who offered him a morning spot with KISS 108 FM and the rest is history. Matty in the Morning has been with KISS 108 ever since.