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Mornings with Kev and Brian

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Keven Cohen is a 25 year veteran of talk radio. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he started his radio journey in Gainesville, Florida. Kev moved to Columbia in the summer of 1994 planning on a short stay before leaving for a bigger market. First, he fell in love with Columbia; then, he fell in love with a Columbia girl.

Add it up and Kev has spent 21 years doing talk radio in the Capital City. 15 of those years were spent as host of “The Afternoon Drive with Kev.” He also served as host of The 5th Quarter Postgame Show following University of South Carolina football games for 19 seasons. Many people won’t remember this but Keven actually first arrived in Columbia doing the morning sports. Now, he’s back to setting the alarm early as host of Mornings with Keven Cohen.

When Keven lost his job in 2012 after 19 years with a corporate radio station, he desperately wanted to stay in Columbia and continue doing local talk radio.  In the end, nothing local was available so Keven set out to start his own radio station.  The POINT was born on October 28, 2013.

Community and military support have been focal points for Keven both publicly and privately. He has hosted 13 “Radiothons” for the South Carolina Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raising over $1.1 million dollars for children with blood cancers. He’s heavily-committed to the U.S. military and works closely with several local charities.

Keven and his wife (hero) Laney have two wonderful children. They live in the Harbison area.

Brian Leonard is co-host of Mornings with Kev.  He was born April 8, 1981 in Darlington, South Carolina.  Brian is the youngest and best looking of 3 boys.  In 1993, Brian and his family moved to Atlanta Georgia where he found his love and desire to be an on air personality.   He attended Morris College in Sumter  and finished in four years with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Broadcast Media.  Since graduating in 2004,  Brian has been working in communications in some form or another, whether it be producing and co-hosting with Keven or hosting his own web based radio show.  After a brief 4 year absence from terrestrial radio, Brian was hired on as producer on The POINT in 2013.