Radio personality Ellen K’s story is one of patience, perseverance and pay off. After being a sidekick for 24 years on two popular radio shows—the first with Rick Dees and the second with Ryan Seacrest — Ellen finally got her due. Four years ago she became host of her own gig: the Ellen K Morning Show on KOST 103.5. It airs weekdays in Los Angeles and is I Heart Radio’s number one show in LA. A syndicated version airs nationwide on weekends. Ellen shares why she stayed for nearly a quarter a century as sidekick, when clearly she was qualified to host her own show, and she recounts the blood, sweat and tears (yes, we mean tears) that went into finally getting her due (iHeartMedia Launches ‘The Ellen K Show’).