After 38 Years, Hagerstown Morning Duo Rick & Lisa To Retire


Alpha Media’s Mix 95.1 (WIKZ) in Chambersburg, PA/Hagerstown, MD is bidding farewell to morning show hosts Rick Alexander and Lisa Harding at the end of February. The duo announced their impending departure on Friday, capping a 38-year run on the station.

Alexander, who is also Operations Manager for the cluster, celebrated his 40th anniversary with WIKZ in May 2023. Starting at overnights, he transitioned to nights within the same year, followed by a shift to afternoon host the year after. In 1985, he rose to Program Director and morning host.

Harding joined WIKZ to take over Alexander’s former PM Drive slot, but she was moved to the morning show in 1986. Their chemistry clicked off-air as well, and they were married in 1990.

During the announcement, Alexander assured listeners this was his decision and he wasn’t being forced out by Alpha Media. He discussed how decades of early mornings had taken a physical toll, and he found he lacked energy for activities outside his job.

Harding felt differently, saying, “I’m still good to go,” but ultimately chose to leave with Alexander and preserve their coupled brand as opposed to going it alone. She added that the time away from work would be good to, “Refuel and retool.”


  1. You will be so very missed. I truly enjoyed the show, the laughs listening to Jonathon growing up. Now we will not know when he gets married and has children 🙁
    Wishing you both the very best of health and a very happy life.

  2. Sorry to see them go. They were my morning go to on the way to work. Have retired but still tune in on way to appts. and other chores. Wish them both the best and THANK them for their entertaining and informative broadcasts. Job well done.


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