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Jim Clerkin Named Play 97.3 Birmingham Program Director

97.3 Play WPYA Easy 102.1 WEZZ 100.1 610 WAGG Birmingham Summit MediaSummitMedia Adult CHR “97.3 Play” WPYA Gardendale/Birmingham AL has named Jim Clerkin as its first Program Director.

Up until now Clerkin has spent his entire career at iHeartMedia CHR “Kiss 108” WXKS Boston where he started as an intern before moving up to Morning Show Producer and finally APD/MD until his exit last fall. He will also host afternoons at WPYA.

SummitMedia Corp, LLC announces the appointment of Jim Clerkin as PD and afternoon drive host for its new Hot AC station WPYA 97.3 Play/Birmingham, AL. Clerkin spent 16 years in Boston at the legendary CHR WXKS Kiss 108. Clerkin will handle Programming duties and host 3-7 PM on 97.3 Play.

Clerkin commented, “I’m so excited to be joining the team at SummitMedia. I can’t wait to head down to Birmingham and dive into Play!”

“I very happy to add Jim to the SummitMedia programming team. Jim’s experience, creativity and talent make him the perfect fit for 97.3 Play,” adds SummitMedia SVP of Programming Bill Tanner.

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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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