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WGCI Taps Johnnie D As WGCI Program Director

107.5 WGCI Chicago Johnnie DFor the first time since the end of 2014, iHeartMedia Urban 107.5 WGCI Chicago has a dedicated Program Director.

Johnnie D, who has served as Assistant PD of WGCI and Urban AC “V103” 102.7 WVAZ since June 2015 has been promoted to Program Director of WGCI. Derrick Brown, iHeartMedia Chicago Director of Urban Programming, had been overseeing the station’s programming directly. Prior to joining WGCI/WVAZ, he served as APD/Morning Show Producer at CBS Urban “V103” WVEE Atlanta.

iHeartMedia Chicago announced today that Johnnie D has been named Program Director of 107.5 WGCI-FM, effective immediately. He’ll work closely with Derrick Brown, Director of Urban Programming for iHeartMedia Chicago.

“Johnnie has made a significant impact since joining WGCI in 2015,” said Brown. “[His] passion and vision for our brand has enhanced our signature concert events like Big Jam and Summer Jam, plus his work in helping launch the city’s only live and local urban morning show has made the Chicago Morning Takeover a dominant force in the market. It’s a pleasure to recognize Johnnie’s hard work with this promotion and it certainly comes with great expectations as he manages all facets of the 107.5 WGCI-FM brand.”

Johnnie D most recently served as the Assistant Program Director of 107.5 WGCI-FM and V103/WVAZ-FM. Prior to joining iHeartMedia, he was the former Music Director and Executive Morning Show Producer of The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith at WVEE-FM in Atlanta.

“This is like a dream come true, and I am humbled to be chosen as Program Director of my hometown radio station 107.5 WGCI-FM,” said Johnnie D. “My top priority is to maintain the legacy of 107.5 WGCI-FM through impactful ratings and unparalleled support of the Chicagoland community.”

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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