|Kris joined KQV in the fall
of 1968. Born in MIlwaukee, Kris graduated high school in Ishpeming, Wisconsin
and got his first radio job at WJPD in Ishpeming in May 1962. In 1963 he
moved on to Gary Indiana and WLTH. In 1966 it was off to the legendary
KOIL in Omaha where he did midday and was music director. Kris was known
as Johnny Mitchell while was part of the KOIL staff. The KOIL staff over
the years also included fellow KQV jocks, Fred Winston, Gary Gears, Sam
Holman, Bob Wilson, and program director Mike McCormick. Kris left KQV
for WLS in February 1969 when Jim Quinn returned to Pittsburgh. Kris's
other career radio stops include CKLW in Winsdor, WQXI in Atlanta, WCFL
in Chicago, and KIIS in Los Angeles.
Today Kris owns Kris
Stevens Enterprises. His work is heard all over the world. His Christmas
programs, including "Christmas In The Air", "The Magic Of Christmas", The
12 Hours Of Christmas", and "Christmas In The Country" are award winners.
His is the station voice of many TV and Radio stations across the country.!