Press Communications Classic Rock “107.1 The Boss” WWZY Long Branch/99.7 WBHX Tuckerton NJ debuted its on-air lineup this morning.
Mornings will be hosted by Rob Acampora and Wendy McClure with “The Morning Kickstart”. Acampora moves over from nights at sister Country “Thunder 106” 106.3 WKMK Eatontown/106.5 WTHJ Bass River Township and has also worked at Alternative “FM 106.3” WHTG-FM and CHRs 93.7 WSTW Wilmington DE, “B104” WAEB-FM Allentown PA, and “B98.5” WBBO Ocean Acres NJ in his career. McClure previously co-hosted mornings at WBBO from 2002-2004 and has also worked at “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia, WPST Trenton, Total Traffic Network, and Wall Street Journal Radio Network.
Michelle Amabile joins The Boss for middays. Amabile had been hosting weekends at Townsquare Media Hot AC “94.3 The Point” WJLK Asbury Park and working as a freelance writer for Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. She also has worked at WHTG-FM, 102.7 WJSE Atlantic City, 94.1 WYSP Philadelphia, and 95.9 WRAT Point Pleasant NJ.
Press Communications Vice President of Programming and WWZY/WBHX Program Director Jeff Rafter will host afternoons. Prior to joining Press in late 2016, Rafter was PD/Afternoon Host at Greater Media AC “Magic 98.3” WMGQ New Brunswick until the closing of its sale to Beasley Media.
The New 107.1 The BOSS, Classic Rock of the ‘70s, ‘80s, and More, launches its new lineup on Monday, March 27th with the 5:30 a.m. debut of “The Morning Kickstart” with Rob Acampora and Wendy McClure.
Acampora, who previously worked through most of the ’90s at WHTG-FM, is a born and bred Jersey boy, whose stops include WSTW in Delaware, B104 in the Lehigh Valley, and local entities B98.5 and (most recently) Thunder 106. He is joined by seasoned broadcaster McClure, who has an extensive radio resume that includes The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, WPST, B98.5 and Q102 in Philadelphia.
“I have waited a long time for this opportunity, and I am partnered with someone who has the same drive as I do,” says Acampora. “I’m inviting everyone at the Jersey Shore to tune in from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays. I promise you will not be disappointed.”
“I am so excited to be back at the Jersey Shore,” says McClure. “Rob and I want you to want us every morning!”
Taking on mid-day duties is Michele Amabile, formerly of WHTG-FM. Amabile’s previous stops around the dial include morning duties at G106.3 and Digital 102.7 in Atlantic City, shifts at 94.1 WYSP, 95.9 The Rat, and (most recently) 94.3 The Point. Amabile also cut her teeth as a journalist, covering several seasons of American Idol as well as music reporting for Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.
“I missed being on the air every day, and I am beyond thrilled to be back with my old friend, Rob Acampora, who shares the same passion and love of music that I do,” Amabile says. “Rob and I go way back, and coming back to Press Communications feels like home to me. We are going to have a good time.”
Rounding out the lineup in afternoon drive is Vice President of Programming, Jeff Rafter, celebrating his 40th year in New Jersey radio. Rafter’s career also began at WHTG-AM/FM, continuing with a winning streak that included stints at WJLK, WOBM, WJRZ, Seaview 107.1, and (most recently) WMGQ.
“We are live and local! This is the next step in the evolution of the new 107.1 The BOSS. I am thrilled to be back on the radio where I grew up. I thank Press Communications for the opportunity to let us live out our passion and play this awesome music. More surprises to come!”