JD Garfield Joins WDJX Louisville As Program Director

Chelsea Thomas Robyn Banks 99.7 WDJX Louisville Bob 93.3 WEROJD Garfield is leaving the Program Director/midday host position at Impact Radio Group Rhythmic CHR “Wild 101.1” KWYD Parma/Boise ID to join Alpha Media CHR 99.7 WDJX Louisville.

Garfield will fill the Program Director/Afternoon host position vacated in February by Jeremy ‘Otis” Maher’s move to iHeartMedia Country “94.9 The Bull” WUBL Atlanta. Garfield has programmed KWYD since early 2015. He previously has programmed in Bloomington IL, Madison WI, and Springfield MO.

Alpha Media, Louisville names JD Garfield as Program Director of WDJX. JD will also host Afternoon Drive.

JD is a 20-year radio vet with most of his time being spent in the Midwest. His career started in the Country format but he has since spent time in Rock, Alternative, Classic Rock, CHR, R/CHR and AC. Previously, he served as PD of WJQM in Madison, Wisconsin, and Operations Manager for KQRA and KOSP in Springfield, Missouri. JD comes to Alpha most recently from KWYD in Boise, Idaho.

Alpha Media VP of Programming, Phil Becker commented on the announcement, “I’ve been a fan of JD’s brands for some time. I’ve enjoyed watching him in some very competitive radio battles and I look forward to fighting alongside him.”

Alpha Media, Louisville SVP/Market Manager, Bill Gentry added, “We are pleased to attract someone with JD’s experience and programming expertise to lead 99.7 DJX. Anticipate a fresh coat of paint on Louisville’s top-rated, heritage CHR station!”

“JD is a leader who brings a wealth of programming experience, a strategic approach, and loads of personality. I believe he’ll have no problems fitting in with this crew. I’m excited to welcome him to Louisville and watch him put his unique stamp on DJX,” stated Alpha Media, Louisville Operations Manager, Ben Davis.

“Working with the likes of Ben Davis, Bill Gentry, Scott Mahalick and Phil Becker will certainly be a landmark achievement for me. They are some of the best programming minds in the business. WDJX is legendary in Louisville, and to be given the reins for this amazing brand is both humbling and exciting for me. Big things are coming,” remarked JD.

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