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Cooper Lawrence Show Takes Mornings At WBLI

Cooper Lawrence Anthony Michaels 106.1 WBLI Long IslandFollowing the exit last week of Dana Didonato and Jayson Prim, Cox Media CHR 106.1 WBLI Patchouge NY has hired Cooper Lawrence and Anthony Michaels to fill their spot.

Lawrence most recently spent four years as co-host of 95.5 WPLJ New York’s Scott & Todd (later Todd Show). Michaels previously programmed Greater Media Hot AC “107.9 The Link” WLNK Charlotte where Lawrence originated her former syndicated “Cooper Lawrence Show”.

Cox Media Group’s WBLI-FM Long Island announces a new morning show, “The Cooper Lawrence Show,” featuring Cooper Lawrence and Anthony Michaels, beginning Monday, July 11. A radio vet known for her syndicated show (Dial Global) aptly named “The Cooper Lawrence Show,” Lawrence spent four years co-hosting the Big Show with Scott and Todd from 6-10am on WPLJ-FM/New York. Michaels has two Gracie Awards, one Crystal Award for Best Radio Show, a Marconi nomination and a two-time Greater Media employee of the year award.

“We’re excited to have Cooper and Anthony join us here at 106.1 BLI,” said BLI Director of Branding and Programming Jeremy Rice. “We’re looking forward to our listeners getting to know them and having them be a big part of the Long Island community.”

Lawrence also worked for WHTZ, KTU and WOR where she produced the Joan Rivers Show. On television, she co-hosted VH1’s “Confessions of a Teen Idol” with Scott Baio, spent two years as the relationship expert on “The Tyra Banks Show” and was one of the original co-hosts of Dish Nation. She is currently an entertainment reporter and writer for SheKnows.com and “Fashion Police” contributor at Us Weekly.

“I am beyond excited to join the incredible Cox Media Group family and to represent the legendary call letters, BLI,” added Lawrence. “What a dream come true to work with John Shea, Jeremy Rice, Nancy Cambino, and Steve Smith. How thrilling to do mornings on a powerhouse station that has been such a part of the fabric of long island for so long and in the market where I grew up. More women need to run more morning shows, especially with a primarily female audience. In this vein, once again, BLI and the CMG team prove they are trailblazers who are keenly in touch with their audience.”

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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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