Townsquare Media has announced that Laura Hardy joined its WLHT-FM (Grand Rapids) as co-host of the “Big Joe Show.” The Big Joe Show is helmed by Michigan native Joe Pesh, and Hardy joins the show after a nationwide search for a co-host that was epitomized by the idea of ‘Local First.’ Hardy, known as “Regular Laura” to her longtime fans at WSFR-FM (1077 The Eagle)/Louisville, is a Kentucky native that has recently been splitting her time between the Bluegrass state and metro Grand Rapids.
Hardy said she’s excited to finally settle down in West Michigan. “After spending my summers and weekends in Grand Rapids, I fell in love with the area and had to make it my new home. I’m ready to start a Grand new chapter of my career joining Big Joe and Mix 95.7.”
Hardy’s previous stops include KICT-FM in Wichita and KEZO-FM in Omaha. In her seven years at 107.7 The Eagle, where she hosted Louisville’s only all-female morning show, she helped bring ratings success to the station while connecting with the audience on a personal level.
Director of Content Ken Evans is excited for Hardy’s arrival, “Laura’s connection to her local community is unmatched by most talents and her addition to Mix 95.7 will elevate our on-air and digital platforms in West Michigan. She is a perfect fit to join our ‘Local Creators Making Local Connections’ mantra for 2022.”