Freddy Rivera will be the new afternoon drive-time host on Dallas-Fort Worth radio station 102.9 Now starting on Feb. 5. 

Freddy Rivera will be the new afternoon drive-time host on Dallas-Fort Worth radio station 102.9 Now starting on Feb. 5. 

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Dallas-Fort Worth radio station KDMX 102.9 will get a new afternoon drive-time host starting Feb. 5.

Freddy Rivera will be on the air from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Fridays, radio giant iHeart Media announced Thursday. Rivera will play songs in the radio's format, "from 90's to  Now," and talk about entertainment news and pop culture.

Rivera will move to Dallas from KIIS-FM in his native Los Angeles. He hosted that station's late-night show for four years. Neat note: His first job in broadcasting was as an intern for star DJ Rick Dees ("Disco Duck"). 

He'll fit right into Dallas' food scene. His Instagram is food-focused; he even calls himself a "food explorer."

Buffalo chicken taco at #velvettaco #domain #austin

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"I am very excited to write the next chapter in my radio career with 102.9 Now in Dallas/Fort Worth," said Rivera via news release. "I have heard so much about the food, nightlife and community. I can't wait to jump right in."

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