Columbia, SC January 1, 2019 – Brent Johnson, an award-winning local radio personality, returns to local radio January 2nd, 6-10am on 93.1 The Lake. Johnson - who has spent most of his 40-year radio career in Columbia - joins The Lake as program director and morning show host after a five month hiatus.
Midlands Media Group, LLC, led by Columbia residents Kirk Litton and Keith Stover, recently purchased 93.1 The Lake (WZMJ) and freshened the format with ALL-TIME FAVORITES from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. The station offers a blend of “feel good” music from artists such as the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, John Mellencamp and U2 to Matchbox Twenty, Maroon Five, Elton John and Columbia’s own Hootie & The Blowfish. The station can also be streamed via a free mobile app "93.1 The Lake" or online at 931TheLakefm.com
Johnson most recently served as operations manager for five stations in Columbia. He has won the prestigious National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award, and was selected for the 2018 South Carolina Broadcasters Association Merit Award for “Radio Sportscaster of the Year.” In addition to his professional honors and recognition, Johnson has served in numerous charitable and community service roles, such as founder and producer of the annual Radiothon for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital; spokesman for Oliver Gospel Mission Homeless Shelter & Thrift Store; and a popular public speaker, emcee and singer/musician. A resident of Lexington, S.C., Johnson and his wife, Leigh, have two sons and one daughter.
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