Johnny O Becomes WSSX Program Director

Johnny O O'Leary Q100 Atlanta 95SX WSSX Charleston‘Johnny O’ O’Leary is leaving his APD/afternoons position at Cumulus CHR “Q100” 99.7 WWWQ Atlanta after nine years to program sister CHR “95SX” WSSX Charleston.

O’Leary previously programmed New South Radio CHR “Y101” WYOY Jackson MS prior to joining WWWQ in 2008. He succeeds Yonni Rude who resigned in October.

Cumulus Media announces that Johnny O’Leary (known on-air as “Johnny O’”) segues from his roles as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host on Cumulus Media-Atlanta’s Q100/WWWQ-FM to join Cumulus Media-Charleston’s Heritage Top 40 station, WSSX-FM, as Program Director and On-Air Personality, effective January 3, 2017. Johnny O’ moves to WSSX after nine years at Q100 in Atlanta, GA. Prior to that, he was Program Director and On-Air Personality for New South Radio and was also Imaging Director and On-Air Personality for Q102 in Cincinnati, OH. He holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Ithaca College.

Sherry Dollar, Vice President/Market Manager of Cumulus Media-Charleston said: “Johnny O’ brings a wealth of talent to the Lowcountry and to Charleston’s Heritage Top 40 station, WSSX. His creativity, knowledge of the format, passion to win and great leadership skills will be brilliant additions to the mighty 95sx. We can’t wait to kick off the New Year with Johnny!”

Johnny O’ said: “I couldn’t be more excited about this incredible move.  The heritage of 95sx, the history, the BEACH! Working with the incredibly talented staff in Charleston and bringing the knowledge I’ve gained from Rob Roberts, Mike McVay and the Atlanta team will make an awesome opportunity for some super fun radio! 

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