Well hey!

My name is Jon Rineman, and I am excited, thrilled, and honored to be the new morning host for The Shark.

I’ve been in the offices all summer, meeting with various mentors and advisors to come up with a name that best embodies the spirit of the show – something that really tells you, the listener, what it’s all about. A way to say that it features me, Rineman, and airs live every morning.

Finally, after much deliberation, we nailed it: “Rineman in the Morning.”

I am a North Hampton native, and a graduate of Winnacunnet High School in Hampton and Emerson College in Boston. After graduating, I began writing jokes for Jay Leno and Seth Meyers, and in 2009, was hired as a writer for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

I was there for nine years – including our transition to “The Tonight Show” – and supervised the monologue while also performing standup on the show. My personal highlight, however, is writing a bit for WWE Superstar and New Hampshire Native, Triple H.

I have a 5-year-old daughter who loves anything and everything about music and comedy, so if you hear me repeatedly mention Sadie, I’m talking to her (and if you hear me repeatedly mention Vigo from “Ghostbusters II,” please call me an ambulance).

Here’s what you can expect each day on the show: the same great music you’ll always hear on The Shark (plus a few surprises), some fun interviews with big-name acts coming to the area, and we’ll talk about three or four big stories you need to know about each day.

And don’t worry – anything we don’t cover you’ll hear about in News on the Nines – at 6:09, 7:09, 8:09, and 9:09.

So, download the Shark App so you never miss a second, or keep it tuned to 102.1 or 105.3 if you live in the area.

I hope you enjoy it, and we get to be friends for a long time. And if it doesn’t work out, I’ll probably do something that's lower profile, like run the Red Sox.

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