Chadd Thomas Upped To B98.7 Tampa Program Director

B98.7 WBRN-FM Tampa Chadd Kristi Today's HitsBeasley Media AC “B98.7” WPBB Holmes Beach/Tampa has promoted morning host Chadd Thomas to Program Director.

Thomas and wife Kristi joined the station as its morning show when it launched in January from Cox Media AC “Magic 94.9” WWRM. Tee Gentry, Operations Manager of Beasley Tampa and PD of Country 99.5 WQYK had been serving as WPBB Program Director.

Tampa’s long running, top-rated Morning Show host Chadd Thomas has been named Program Director of b98.7.This new position has been added to his co-host role on the Chadd & Kristi Morning Show, which airs each weekday.

“I’m thrilled to serve as Program Director for our family-fun morning show and our entirely new b98.7! I’m looking forward to continue co-hosting with Kristi, my wife and morning show partner,” said Chadd. “We’re having so much fun taking Tampa Bay’s newest radio station on the path to tremendous success, thanks to the guidance of our great leaders, including Executive Vice President of Programming Justin Chase, Tampa General Manager Kent Dunn and Tampa Operations Manager Tee Gentry.”

“Everything about Chadd defines a natural leader who loves radio!” noted Operations Manager Tee Gentry. “I’m absolutely certain Chadd will shine in this new Program Director role and we’re proud to place him at the helm of programming at b98.7, effective immediately.”

Chadd began his radio career in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with a stop in Gainesville before settling into Tampa Bay, where he has hosted mornings with his wife, Kristi for the past 17 years.

This new WPBB/ b98.7 Mainstream Adult Contemporary station was launched by Beasley Media Group on January 5, 2017.

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