Out DJ Casey Reed Now Hosting Q102’s Afternoon Drive

If you’ve been missing Philly radio personality Casey Reed’s voice on the radio since she retired from 96.5 last March, we’ve got some good news: Starting this week she is stepping in as the official host of Q102‘s Afternoon Drive.

The Philly native, Temple grad and outspoken LGBT rights advocate got her start in local radio a decade ago, interning for Q102‘s Chio in the Morning and eventually becoming host of Midday on 96.5, a position she held for nine years. Since her resignation from that post, she hosted New York City’s 95.5, but now she’s back in Philly where she belongs. “Philly’s my hometown, she says. “So to be able to play great music and talk to listeners here every day on their crazy drive home, it’s one of the most amazing outcomes of my career so far.”

Reed was also named Q102 music director, a job that will have her overseeing music content and working with other departments to “enhance the overall sound of the station.”

You can hear her on Afternoon Drive weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. on Q102.