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Len Shackelford Named PD Of 103.1 The Wolf Orlando

Len Shackelford Murph Dawg 103.1 The Wolf WOTW Orlando JVC Media Country “103.1 The Wolf” WOTW Orlando has named Len Shackelford as its new Program Director.

Shackelford recently programmed Cox Media’s “K92” WWKA Orlando until 2012 and also spent many years programming Curtis Media’s 94.7 WQDR Raleigh. Murph Dawg, who had been programming WOTW will become Assistant Program Director and remain as afternoon host.

JVC Media, one of the leading independent and locally owned radio broadcasters in the country, announces the addition of Country Radio veteran and former WWKA, Orlando Program Director Len Shackelford for programming duties on Orlando Country station WOTW – 103.1 The WOLF. Len is a radio legend with over 30 years of experience in markets from Raleigh, NC, Columbus, GA and most recently Cox Media Group, Orlando as Operations Manager and Country Format Coordinator. Len has a long list of successful radio victories under his belt and has developed many market leading stations during his tenure at Cox and Curtis Media Group. During his oversight of WWKA Orlando, the station was a top performing Country station in rank and revenue.

Len will take over programming duties on WOTW, 1031 The WOLF on Tuesday January 19th and adds, “I am thrilled to be coming back to Orlando and I am extremely excited about getting into Country radio again, my favorite format, I’m ready to take this great radio station to the next level.” Len continues, “Thanks to John Caracciolo, Vic Canales, and Shane Reeve for the opportunity to do radio the way it was supposed to be… local, entertaining, and FUN!”

Afternoon Drive host Murph Dawg, will remain in that slot and will handle APD duties.

JVC’s Executive Vice President Shane Reeve says, “Since the launch of 103.1 The WOLF the feedback from the community has been fantastic, we have been tweaking and changing, working to give our Orlando listeners a great Country station. With the addition of Len at the helm programming 103.1 the WOLF, JVC will be even better equipped to do what we do best… super-serve our clients, listeners, and communities with great promotions, events, music, and FUN!“

President and CEO of JVC Broadcasting John Caracciolo adds, “We are 100 percent committed to Country radio in Orlando and with one year under our belt we are ready to bring in an industry pro, a market expert, and a programmer that can take this station to the next level, 2016 will be a breakout year for the WOLF!”

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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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