Whitey Gleason

Kevin "Whitey" Gleason returned to Sacramento in July of 2014 after two and a half years at Entercom sister station KGMZ, 95.7 The Game in San Francisco.  Prior to that, he'd spent nearly 13 years hosting the Rise Guys Morning Show in Sacramento, including 6 of those at KRXQ/98 Rock.

Originally from Vallejo, Whitey graduated from San Francisco State and launched his career in San Francisco before moving his family to Sacramento in 1991.  His wife, Cina, is a licensed speech therapist. Their oldest daughter, Lani, earned a PhD in Marine Biology from UC San Diego, while younger daughter Janelle is a competitive hiphop dancer.  Reports suggesting she learned all her moves from Whitey are unconfirmed.  Besides, he still says "bust a move", and nobody says that anymore.

Whitey and former partner Justin Case earned a pair of "Best Morning Show" awards for the Rise Guys from the Sacramento News and review, one in the '90's and one in the '00's.  Song parodies have long been a hallmark of the show, and several of Whitey's ridiculous tunes have been featured on SI.com and Foxsports.com.
 Whitey and author/columnist Mark Kreidler have worked together for six years now, and the move to afternoons has brought continued success and much less sleep deprivation.  They plan to keep it rolling for as long as Kreidler can tolerate the frequent cries of "Hey, let's go play wiffleball in the parking lot!"