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Johnny Maze Named WZBH/WGBG Program Director

Adams Radio Group Cheryl Salamone Salisbury Ocean CityAdams Radio Group has hired Johnny Maze as Program Director of Active Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH and Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG in the Salisbury/Ocean City MD market.

Maze joins Adams from Scripps’ Wichita cluster where he programmed Active Rock “T95” 95.1 KICT and Classic Rock “104.5 The Fox” KFXJ. He will also host afternoons on WGBG.

Adams Radio Group has named radio veteran Johnny Maze as the new Program Director for WZBH “The Beach” and WGBG “Big Classic Rock” in Salisbury-Ocean City. Maze will also serve as PM drive for WGBG.

Maze most recently programmed rock/classic rock combo KICT and KFXJ for E.W. Scripps in Wichita, KS. Under his leadership, both stations achieved success in their target demo and in the most recent Fall 2015 ratings. KICT was #1 Adults 25-54 and KFXJ placed 3rd. Prior to his time in Wichita, Maze programmed rock stations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Maze began his career on air in his hometown of Houston, Texas with KTBZ. He is a supporter of the JDRF, the Humane Society, where he has adopted his dogs from area shelters, and local promotions to help area food banks, Goodwill and anything that brings smiles to kids in need. Born in New Jersey, raised in Houston, TX, Maze received his BFA in Communications from Sam Houston State University. He’s a huge college and pro football fan, loves baseball, playing golf, poker and spending time with his dog SJ. Growing up on the water, he is looking forward to again being close to the ocean. “I can’t wait to get there, roll up my sleeves and work with the talented staffs of both WZBH and WGBG and closely with newly appointed VP/GM Cheryl Salomone. I am excited to be part of the team working hard to expand our service to the local communities and bring these heritage stations to new heights in ratings and revenue. Plus, it’s been 16 years since I’ve lived near the ocean, so that doesn’t hurt!”

Ron Stone, CEO of Adams Radio Group said “Johnny is the final piece of the puzzle and he will be instrumental in solidifying our positon in the market. His participatory management style and leadership will provide everyone at our cluster a chance to be part of the building blocks that will no doubt astonish us all.”

Adams Radio Group owns WOCQ-FM, “OC104”; WZBH-FM, “93.5 The Beach”; WGBG –FM “Big Classic Rock 98.5 and WKHI-FM “Your Country K107.7”. Adams is also acquiring new signals in Ocean City from Bayshore Media: WIJK AM 1590 and two translators: FM 104.3 and FM 105.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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