Envision Networks® is proud to welcome SummitMedia’s WHZT-FM/Greenville, SC as the newest affiliate of Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™, the daily prank phone call for radio stations’ use on-air, online and on demand. With the sassy Clairissa Jenkins wreaking telephonic havoc on Hot 98.1 listeners, the station joins over 200 affiliates on the Envision Entertainment Network.
“One of the things that is vitally important for any morning show is having strong benchmarks. Tone Hollywood – our morning show host – and I decided that Clairissa Jenkins would add spice and excitement to the show and that is exactly what it has done,” Hot 98.1 operations manager Elroy Smith said. “We have been using Phone Checks for a short time and it stands out in a good way on Hot 98.1. We program the feature twice a morning, in the first and third hour because listeners are tuning in and out and this is such a great feature that I do not want any of our listeners to miss.”
Inciting hilarity with every incoming phone call, Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™ takes phone scams to the next level with her loud, politically incorrect, in-your-face style. No one is safe from Clairissa’s wrath and some of her recent targets have experienced unexpected telephonic calamity including rabid dog attacks, fireplace cremations, and giving birth over the phone.
Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™ is a great benchmark feature or morning show bit, and affiliated stations receive five new phone checks each week. Listeners can set up their friends, family, and co-workers to be phone checked by Clairissa via the web, cultivating listener engagement and driving web traffic to affiliated station websites.
Stations interested in finding out more about Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™ should contact Amber Wade at AmberW@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761.
About Clairissa Jenkins:
Clairissa Jenkins story began at a Red Lobster in Mesa, Arizona where she was working as a hostess. It was there that a radio executive noticed her “style” when dealing with a difficult customer over the phone and thought her attitude would be great on the radio.
Clairissa still holds the record at her local high school as the reigning shot put champion, mostly because recent students have been afraid of challenging and possibly surpassing her milestone. Other career highlights include a “never confirmed” romance with Tupac, being banned from Denny’s due to a parking lot fight in Oakland, CA, and a “best radio host” award from the Parks and Recreation Department in Marysvale, Utah.
About Envision Networks®:
Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-traffic broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.