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WPLJ’s Ralphie & Melony Torres Swap Timeslots

95.5 PLJ WPLJ New York Melony Torres Ralphie AversaCumulus Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ New York is revamping its nighttime lineup.

Melony Torres moves from late nights to the 7-11pm timeslot, while Ralphie Aversa slides to 11pm-3am. Program Director Rick Gillette states in the release that the move was made to allow Torres, who also serves as Music Director, to have more daily collaboration with him and APD Mike Allan and for Aversa to participate in more “high profile entertainment and red carpet events”. Aversa will also continue to track nights for sister CHR’s 92.3 WPRO-FM Providence and 97.1 WBHT Wilkes-Barre.

Cumulus Media announces that 95.5 PLJ Night Host Ralphie and Music Director/Late Night Host Melony Torres will flip shifts beginning tonight, September 26, 2016. Torres will now host Nights on 95.5 PLJ from 7-11pm, while Ralphie moves to Late Nights from 11pm-3am.
 
Ralphie joined 95.5 PLJ in 2012. Melony arrived in December of 2015. 
 
Gillette, Program Director for 95.5 PLJ said: “Melony is an integral part of the 95.5 PLJ programming team, and this flip now assures even more daily collaboration between Mel, APD Mike Allan and myself. In addition, Ralphie will now enjoy the schedule flexibility to participate in even more high profile entertainment and red carpet events, for which he has become legendary. In one move, we have elevated all 95.5 PLJ programming assets: On air, online/social and on-site experiential.”

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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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