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WBAB’s Roger & JP To Pull Double Duty At The Bone Tampa

102.5 The Bone WHPT Tampa Roger JP 102.3 WBAB Long Island Billy Madison Shannon BurkeCox Media Classic Rock 102.3 WBAB Babylon, NY morning hosts Roger Luce and John “JP” Parise are adding middays at sister Hot Talk “102.5 The Bone” WHPT Tampa.

Roger and JP have hosted mornings at WBAB since 1999 and will remain in that slot along with adding the 11am-2pm shift at WHPT. The Bone will also rearrange its evening lineup as 99.5 KISS San Antonio based Billy Madison will slide from middays to 6-8pm and the locally based Shannon Burke exits. The Mike Calta Show from 6-11am and Drew Garabo from 2-6pm stay in place.

Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa is adding talk show Roger & JP to 102.5 The Bone, REAL.RAW.RADIO WHPT-FM. The show will air on The Bone weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Roger & JP are a great fit for the BONE and the Tampa Market,” said Director of Branding and Programming John Brennan. “The team is excited to have them, and we’re looking forward to a fresh sound in Tampa Bay.”

Prior to joining the Bone lineup, Roger (Luce) and John “JP” Parise have entertained listeners in the morning on WBAB with male-driven, aggressive hot-talk.

“We’ve wanted to work in Tampa and at THE BONE for a long time,” said Roger and JP. “Joining THE BONE family with Mike Calta and Drew Garabo, we feel it’s a great team and can’t wait to start. Our goal is to become Tampa radio fixtures for many years to come. By the way, we both canceled trips to Hawaii for this gig, so it better be awesome!”

“Roger & JP are a Rock morning show franchise,” said CMG’s VP of Programming Steve Smith. “They offer tremendous content and are a perfect fit for the raw unique format of The Bone.”

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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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