Detroit, you ask and we deliver… Start your mornings LIVE and LOCAL with Mason & Starr Detroit’s New Morning Show!
MASON is the iconic morning host on 105.9 KISS-FM in Detroit and the renowned public address announcer for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. He’s a highly in- demand emcee and is credited with coining the popular chant “Deeeeee-troit Basket-Ball!”
Detroiters wake up each morning to MASON and long-time colleague Angie Starr on 105.9 KISS-FM. They play the Motor City’s best blend of Smooth R&B and Old School while providing their unique, fun take on the people and happenings in the area.
Mason’s flamboyant voice has been showcased at many sporting events including the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas and the international ALL-STAR game in Cyprus & Turkey in 2005. He was courtside as the PA announcer as his beloved Pistons won back-to-back NBA Eastern Conference titles in 2004 and 2005, and most notably saw them win the NBA title in 2004, upsetting the Los Angeles Lakers in 5 games. When a Pistons home game is featured on national television, you can bet the ESPN or TNT cameras will be focused on Mason multiple times during the broadcast.
The FOX network comedy hit, Martin, starring Martin Lawrence that ran from 1992 to 1997, was based on the radio career of John Mason. Other characters in the show, such as Gina Waters, Bruh Man, Tommy Strawn, and Sheneneh Jenkins, were also loosely based on Mason’s own friends as well as characters from his Detroit radio show.
Mason won a television Emmy for Urban Chartbusters on Detroit’s NBC – WDIV-TV. He’s also an acclaimed motivational speaker!
Angie Starr is the ultimate party starter and entertainer! With her energetic personality, she’s known for her natural ability to connect with people from the community and serve as a voice.
Born and raised in the D, Angie was a former foster child for 18 months before being adopted by her forever family. She has a special place in her heart for the foster community and is committed to helping foster kids find their forever homes.
Angie has 20 plus years in the radio industry, and has a background in advertising, sales, and has held a Promotions Director title. She has a deep love for animals, enjoys fishing, eating at local restaurants and connecting with the community.
She first fell in love with radio back in the 80’s when she won a record from WDRQ – the Pinball Wizard, by being “caller number 10!” That specific moment has made a lasting impact in her life to this very day. Because of that experience, Angie takes pride in creating memorable, winning moments for KISS FM Detroit listeners to ensure that they will never forget their radio experience!