ST. LOUIS – Radio personalities and listeners are welcoming back a St. Louis native on his return.

Dustin “Haze” Monroe is joining iHeartMedia as an assistant program director and on-air personality in the afternoons, according to a release.

Monroe went to school in Dallas at the American Broadcasting School and has worked in Kansas, Texas, and Virginia before making his return to the Gateway City.

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“Wow. 18 years ago, I left the East Coast to come back to the Midwest to work at the legendary Z-107.7. Since then, I have built a life in St. Louis and call the city my home. My son was born and raised here; I have deep relationships and I wouldn’t want to be in any other city. I am honored to be back. It’s time to make some noise in afternoon drive again,” he said in a statement.

Listeners can hear Monroe on-air from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday on Z-107.7.

“Haze is an amazing personality who electrifies every event or show that he appears in. Having held major on-air positions in St. Louis, including here at Z-107.7, Haze has a close relationship with this city and the people in it. We are so excited to welcome him back!” John Beck, market president for iHeartMedia St. Louis and Indianapolis, said in a release.