WBAV/WPEG Charlotte Revamp On-Air Lineups

Jeff Anderson V101.9 WBAV Power 98 WPEG Charlotte Beasley MediaBeasley Media Urban “Power 98” 97.9 WPEG Concord and Urban AC “V101.9” WBAV Gastonia/Charlotte have made changes to their on-air lineups.

At WPEG, MD/afternoon host Brian ‘Mr. Incognito’ Robinson moves to mornings as part of the “Maddhouse Morning Show”. He will be supplanted in afternoons by local music promoter John ‘Sport E. Odie‘ Adams. Rounding out the changes, WPEG brings Ya Girl Nikki in for nights from weekends at sister “Foxy 99.1” WZFX Fayetteville.

At WBAV, all dayparts other than the syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show will see new occupants although the station will bring former afternoon host Derrick ‘Fly Ty’ Jacobs back to host local morning inserts. Music Director Cortney Hicks will move from afternoons to middays from 10am-3pm. Former WPEG morning co-host/comedian Tone X returns to the market as afternoon host from 3-7pm. The lineup will be rounded out by the addition of Stu ‘Hanna’s Baby Boy’ Robinson to voicetrack nights. Robinson previously worked in the Charlotte market at 92.7 WCHH and most recently hosted afternoons at iHeartMedia’s “95.7 The Beat” WBTP Tampa.

Kenneth ‘DJ Rham’ Blackmon will join both stations as Production/Imaging Director. Blackman was APD/Production Director at Radio-One’s Charlotte cluster until moving to Atlanta in 2012.

Beasley Media Group’s V 101.9/WBAV-FM “Your Favorite Throwbacks and Todays R&B!” announces details of recent staff alignments.

Cortney Hicks, who has served as afternoon talent, will shift into her new role as the Daytime announcer from 10am – 3pm. She will also continue her duties as V 101.9 Music Director.

“The on air finesse that Cortney brought to afternoons, will be the jolt that we need in middays. She has a unique ability to make every listener believe she’s their personal friend,” noted Operations Manager Jeff Anderson.

With Cortney Hicks moving to middays, this means that the afternoon position will be filled by a familiar friend, named Tone X. Tone X has performed on a wide array of platforms. He was a mainstay as writer and talent on BET’s “The Mo’Nique Show”, and currently still tours with comedian and Academy Award winning actress Mo’Nique. Tone-X was previously one of the co-host of “No Limit Larry and the Morning Madd House” on WPEG Power 98 FM for 12 years, and is now making his return as the new Afternoon host on WBAV from 3pm – 7pm.

WBAV also welcomes back Derrick “Fly Ty” Jacobs. Fly Ty was previously on WBAV as afternoon drive co-host, and has also worked within the Charlotte market, but now “The People’s Host” is back with Beasley. Listeners may hear Fly Ty during programming, Monday – Friday 6am – 10am.

“It feels good to welcome back someone like Fly Ty, who has made his mark in the community,” added Anderson. “We’ve missed him during his brief absence from radio!”

Kenneth “DJ Rham” Blackmon makes his way back to Charlotte after being away since 2012 when he was Assistant PD / Production Director for Radio One WQNC/WPZS. He recently worked with CBS in Atlanta and also worked independently with his personal production company. DJ Rham is now back as the Production/Imaging Director for WBAV/WPEG.

“Rham has always had an ear and the originality for production, and has managed to be a creative genius in story-telling, through imaging and production,” commented Anderson.

After taking an extended break from radio, Stu “Hanna’s Baby Boy” Robinson has made his return to the Carolinas. Stu was most recently afternoon drive talent / Music Director for WBTP Tampa. Stu also previously worked in Charlotte for Radio One’s WCHH when it was Hot 92.7. Stu is now back on air with WBAV, tracking evenings, 7pm – Midnight.

“All of these positive changes are a reminder that I am thankful to my GM Bill Schoening,” said Anderson. “I have been given a chance to build a team of talented radio professionals who can raise the bar of radio excellence in the Queen City.”

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Beasley Media Group’s Power 98/WPEG-FM “Charlotte’s Plug For New Hip-Hop and R&B!” announces details of recent staff changes.

After an extensive search, Jeff Anderson has hired Ya Girl Nikki for the Evening host on Power 98, heard weekdays from 7pm – Midnight. Nikki most recently served as a part-time on air announcer at WPEG’s sister station (WZFX) in Fayetteville, NC.

Nikki’s talent has caught my attention for years!” said Operations Manager Jeff Uzi D Anderson. “I’m totally convinced that Nikki’s impressive work ethic, excellence in production, and outstanding energy will bring a needed boost to Charlotte’s airwaves.”

Additionally, Brian Mr. Incognito Robinson, who has served as afternoon talent, will shift into his new role as a new member of The Maddhouse Morning Show. He will also continue his duties as Power 98 Music Director.

“Mr. Incognito has proven himself as a creative and multi-talented team player, said Anderson. “His addition to the morning team is not only a major move, but he also compliments the team for a thriving future as an elite live and local morning show.”

With Mr. Incognito moving to mornings, this means that the afternoon position will be filled by newcomer John Sport E. Odie Adams. Sport E. Odie is well known in Charlotte and has established a highly respectable and reputable street presence in the Queen City. He will host the afternoon shift from 3p.m.-7p.m., Monday through Friday.

“Sport E. Odie brings his impressive work ethic and passion for branding which he has already seen major success with in Charlotte,” Added Anderson. “With his infectious energy and work he is already doing in the community, he is more than ready to take our team to new levels of success!”

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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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