98.7 The Dove is proud to be the home of the premiere local morning show in Springfield. The Kevin & Chris Show from 5am – 10am every weekday. Kevin has been waking up Springfield with fun & games for over 20 years. Plus, if there is a big community event happening you can bet Kevin & Chris will be part of it.
Kevin grew up in St. Pete, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, where he discovered the joy of radio in college. He got his first morning gig in Augusta, Georgia., then moved to Springfield in 1995. He’s been loving it ever since.
He’s excited to be partnering with Chris Louzader, who has been a long time contributor to show . Both absolutely LOVE what they do. “We are especially proud of our work in the community with the Ozarks Food Harvest, The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks and so many others,” he says. “I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I guess you could say, I’m living the dream and I’m super excited to share my mornings with listeners on 98.7 The Dove.”
Kevin met his wife Kelly at a radio contest. “Obviously, I was the winner,” he jokes. Kelly’s a Springfield girl and they’ve been married for 17 years and have two great kids “with attitudes.” Sam is in high school and Lilly is 12. The family loves the beach, Silver Dollar City and binge-watching TV shows. They also love hanging out with their dogs – Bam Bam, Snoop and Doc, a trio Kevin describes as “a handful.”
Chris Louzader here! Born and raised in Springfield, the Ozarks has been my home all my life. I have been in the broadcast world for more than 30 years. I am over the moon to join my friend of many years, Kevin Howard, for all the FUN every weekday morning! I have had the fortune to make my mark as the area’s “Movie Lady,” Chris The Critic. I love all things film. I am a voting member of the Critics’ Choice Association and attend the annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Hollywood. My husband of 23 years is the legendary Don Louzader, News Director, also with Zimmer Communications. Most of my family is right here in the Ozarks, but I do love traveling, hiking beautiful trails, and binge watching their favorite TV shows.