Beasley Makes Pair Of PD Changes In Fort Myers
Beasley Media has announced a pair of PD changes in Fort Myers FL.
Matt Mangas will move from the PD/morning host role at AC “Sunny 106.3” WJPT Fort Myers to PD/midday host at Rock “96 K-Rock” 96.1 WRXK Bonita Springs. This is Mangas’ third tour at WRXK as he previously worked at the station in the late 1990s and then hosted nights in 2016-2017. He has been at WJPT since December 2017. He fills the opening created by Jeff Zito’s move to “98.7 The Shark” WPBB Holmes Beach/Tampa in March.
Replacing Mangas as WJPT is Chris Randolph. Randolph comes to Fort Myers from Louisville where he has been hosting nights at Classic Hits “WAKY 103.5” 620 WAKY/103.5 WAKY-FM. Outside of brief runs in Indianapolis and Tampa he has spent much of his career in Louisville including runs in mornings at 97.5 WAMZ and “Max 102.3” WXMA.
Beasley Media Group, LLC., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces the following programming changes at the company’s Ft/ Myers radio cluster:
WJPT-FM Program Director and Morning Personality Matt Mangas will walk down the hall to become the new Program Director and Midday Personality at WRXK-FM. Mangas originally joined WJPT in December of 2017.
Chris Randolph has been named as the new Program Director and Morning Show Personality at WJPT-FM. He most recently served as the Night host at WAKY in Louisville, KY.
Both individuals will officially begin their new positions on May 6th, 2019.
“Both Matt and Chris are proven and experienced programmers,” said Beasley Media Group Executive Vice President of Programming Justin Chase. “These two great radio brands are in the hands of winners!”
“I have worked closely with Matt Mangas for years and have witnessed his passion and programming knowledge first hand,” said Operations Manager Adam Star. “He made it an easy decision to move him cross the hallway from WJPT to lead WRXK as the new Program Director.”
Star added, “Trying to find a replacement for Mangas on WJPT was a challenge until we met Chris Randolph. Randolph’s velvet voice and extensive Major market experience was a perfect fit to win on WJPT as the new Program Director & Morning man.”