Beasley Announces Format Captains

Beasley Media Group Greater Media Philadelphia Boston Detroit Charlotte New Jersey WMMR WMGK WRIF WCSX WBOS WKLB WMJXBeasley Media has appointed four programmers to the new position of Format Captain for the company.

Bill Weston, Program Director of Rock 93.3 WMMR and Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK Philadelphia will help oversee the company’s Rock stations.

Cadillac Jack, Boston Operations Manager and PD of Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 96.9” WBQT and AC “Magic 106.7” WMJX will work with CHR and AC formatted stations.

John Candelaria, Las Vegas Operations Manager and PD of Rhythmic AC “Old School 105.7” KOAS and Hot AC “Star 107.9” KVGS will support Urban stations.

DJ Stout, Charlotte Operations Manager and PD of Country 103.7 WSOC and Talk 1660 WBCN will work with Country stations.

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) has designated WMMR-FM/WMGK-FM Program Director (PD) Bill Weston, Boston Operations Manager & WMJX-FM/WBQT-FM PD Cadillac Jack, Las Vegas Operations Manager & KOAS-FM/KVGS-FM PD John Candelaria and WSOC-FM/WBCN-FM Charlotte Operations Manager & PD DJ Stout to the newly created positions of Format Captains on behalf of the company.

Under the new structure, Cadillac Jack will be working with CHR/AC, Candelaria will be helping Urban, Weston will be supporting Rock, and DJ Stout will be collaborating with Country.

“This is the next step in the evolution of Beasley’s new programming structure,” said Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley. “The Format Captain positions will serve as another valuable layer of corporate resources for our stations.”

“Not only will these programmers offer additional insight and assistance for our other PDs, they will also create more synergy and leverage in order to better compete in the markets we serve,” said Justin Chase, executive vice president of Programming. “We feel this team, with their unique strengths, will provide incredible support when situations arise.”

Added Vice President of Programming Buzz Knight, “We believe the abilities of our new Format Captains will result in more creativity and proactive problem solving at Beasley which will ultimately make us stronger.”

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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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