Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hi, I’m Nikki Cruz, rockin’ your workday, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on The Whale. Turn it up and rock with me!
I started my entertainment career in television as a teenager, growing up on a military base in Seoul, South Korea. I first appeared as a singer and dancer on a TV show on KBS, and I hosted an evening rock show on AFN, where I fell in love with radio.
After high school, I moved to San Antonio, Texas, to attend college. I lucked out with a job offer to do the evening show at AC station, KSSR, while still in school. I eventually moved to middays on the classic hits station KONO.
Next stops on the radio train were Nashville, Tennessee and, Tampa Bay, Florida, where I spent nine years co-hosting mornings on the iconic Q105. I went back to school and changed my educational path to psychology, even going one step further to obtain a master’s degree in mental health counseling.
As a newbie to the Northeast, I need help learning the lingo and culture, and in getting used to the winter. (I have a closet full of shorts and flip flops.)