Island 106 Brings Jenn Ryan In For Mornings
Magic Broadcasting CHR “Island 106” 105.9 WILN Panama City FL has named Jenn Ryan as their new morning host starting Monday, March 27.
Ryan fills the hole created by Mandy Williamson’s move to LM Communications Hot AC “Your 106.3” WCDA Lexington KY. She will be joined by incumbent co-host/producer Jimmy Phillips.
Jenn Ryan has previously hosted middays at “95.7 The Vibe” KCHZ Kansas City, and mornings at “105.1 Jack-FM” KCJK Kansas City, 98.1 WKDD Akron, and “Kelly 95.3” KLLY and “Big 96.5” KBKO Bakersfield. The addition of Ryan completes a WILN airstaff revamp that included the return of Kato for afternoons to replace Jason ‘Tyler’ Leucht who joined iHeartMedia Hot AC “My 99.5” KJMY Salt Lake City and former intern Alexa Rodriguez for late nights.
It’s official, ISLAND 106 has a new Morning Show! We’re bringing Jenn Ryan in for wake-ups, beginning March 27th. She will join Jimmy Phillips, formerly with Mandy in the Morning who recently departed for Lexington, KY.
Jenn has been a co-host with some great morning shows in large markets across the US, including KCHZ and KCJK in Kansas City, WKDD in Akron, KLLY and KBKO in Bakersfield, and she will be stepping up to the big chair (and Mic), creating a completely new show from the ground up for Island 106
We asked Jenn her thoughts on coming to Panama City Beach, and she said something “about not wanting to say something nice about that a-hole PD Marc Summers.” We reminded her that her new contract required her to paint the company in a positive light… some cursing ensued, then she said “I’ve always said ‘I want to be the host of a morning show’ and now I’ll be doing just that on an amazing heritage station, Island 106! Thank you Marc Summers and Misty Sims for giving me this incredible opportunity! I can’t wait to join the team at Island 106 and start waking up Panama City!”
Marc Summers, Magic Broadcasting’s Operation Manager, and WILN PD, (who is well known for his positive and cheerful attitude) added, “What the hell do you mean she isnt here for 3 more weeks….F–k that… if she drives non-stop she can be on the air tomorrow!”
Fortunately, Magic Broadcasting General Manager, Misty Sims, is always looking on the bright side, adding “After watching Magic Broadcasting lose half our staff to large markets over the last two years, it’s nice to see the big guys paying it back. And what a great talent, too. Spend 5 minutes in a room with Jenn and two things are inescapable; She’s a radio fanatic, and she won’t take Marc’s shit! Really, what more could I ask for?”