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Dave Hill To Program Big 105.9 Miami

Big 105.9 WBGG-FM Miami Dave Hill iHEartMedia PortlandiHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 105.9” WBGG-FM Miami has appointed Dave Hill as its new Program Director/Night Host.

Hill transfers to Miami from Portland where he served as Senior VP/Programming. He previously programmed Hearst’s “98 Rock” WIYY Baltimore from 2002-2014 and WQBK/WQBJ Albany and WMRQ Hartford during his career. He fills the vacancy created by Michael ‘Mud’ Gross’ exit in April.

iHeartMedia Classic Rock WBGG-FM (BIG 105.9)/Miami names Dave Hill as Program Director, effective August 22. He’ll also host weekday evenings. Hill joins BIG 105.9 from iHeartMedia/Portland, where he had been Senior VP/Programming since 2014. Previously, Hill served as PD of WIYY-FM (98 Rock)/Baltimore and Operations Manager for Hearst Broadcasting’s four stations there beginning in 2002. He’s also programmed and aired in middays on WQBK-FM and WQBJ-FM/Albany, NY and WMRQ-FM/Hartford.

“I want to thank Robert Dove, Andrew Jeffries, Brad Hardin and the entire team in Portland for letting me stand at the helm for the past 2 years,” said Hill. “Now I’m excited for that next chapter of my life in Miami and helping to guide one of the most legendary brands in the industry, WBGG.”

“After an extensive search, we are excited to welcome Dave to the Miami team,” added Regional Senior VP/Programming Alex Tear. “Dave’s programming experience and extensive multiformat knowledge ranging from Top 40 and Rock to News Talk, Country and more make him the perfect person to lead BIG 105.9 to the next level.”

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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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