Following the dismissal of Steve McCoy in October for recycling an old Donald Trump interview as new, Cumulus News/Talk “NewsRadio 106.7” WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta GA has named Rob Stadler as the new Executive Producer and Host of the station’s morning news block.
Stadler is well known in the Atlanta market for his nearly three decade run as News Director at Entercom Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR.
Cumulus Media Atlanta announces that Rob Stadler will join News Radio 106.7/WYAY-FM as Executive Producer and host of The Morning News. Stadler will make his inaugural appearance for News Radio 106.7 as host for the “Making Miracles Marathon” on Friday, December 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. He debuts as host of The Morning News the following Wednesday, December 16, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Stadler was the voice for morning news and information on Star 94 (WSTR-FM) in Atlanta for nearly three decades. During his tenure there, he was named “Atlanta’s Best Newscaster” an impressive ten times by the Achievement in Radio Awards (AIR) while serving as the station’s News Director. Stadler earned two prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio-TV News Directors Association for broadcast journalism excellence, and was also recognized by the Georgia Associated Press for “Best Newscast”. Stadler’s extensive news and information background includes News Anchor/Reporter posts at WIOD-AM in Miami and at WNCI-FM in Columbus, Ohio. He also previously served as News Director for WSNY-FM in Columbus.
Greg Tantum, Program Director for Cumulus Media’s News Radio 106.7/WYAY-FM said: “Rob has been a part of the Atlanta morning landscape for nearly three decades; not only on the radio, but with his community involvement. Rob has the unique ability to blend his deep news background with the understanding of how to keep an audience engaged and entertained while dealing with nightmare commutes in Atlanta.”
Stadler said: “This is one of those exciting and rare opportunities in the radio news business. I can’t wait to join Program Director Greg Tantum, Assistant News Director Jackie Howard, co-anchor Cheryl White and the rest of the Newsradio 106.7 team.”