Rich DeSisto Named WJBR PD As Charlie Maxx & John Hanson Exit

99.5 WJBR WilmingtonBeasley Media AC 99.5 WJBR-FM Wilmington DE has appointed Rich DeSisto as Program Director.

Desisto joins WJBR from sister Variety Hits “95.7 Ben-FM” WBEN-FM Philadelphia where he served as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon host as well as weekend host at sister Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK. He has also programmed WAMX/WFXN Huntington WV and 103.7 WMGM Atlantic City NJ during his career and spent ten years as Production Director at Rock 94.1 WYSP Philadelphia.

With DeSisto’s entrance, previous Program Director and morning host Charlie Maxx and co-host John Hanson have departed the station. The duo produced a farewell video to their listeners from a local Dunkin Donuts after being notified.

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces Rich DeSisto has been named Program Director at WJBR-FM in the Delaware Valley. He will begin his new position on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.

The 30 year radio veteran has spent most of his career in the Tri-state area, most recently serving as the Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Drive Personality at Beasley Media Group Philadelphia’s BEN-FM and as a weekend personality on WMGK-FM, where he will continue to work.

Previous to that, DeSisto worked on the air at WYSP-FM, Q104.3-FM, WPST-FM, WZXL-FM and WSJO-FM. In addition, DeSisto served as the Director of Programming of the WMGM-FM/WJSE-FM/WTKU-FM cluster in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as well as was responsible for launching and programming WAMX-FM in Huntington West Virginia.

“I have learned to hire people brighter than myself, and Rich is one of those people!” said AJ Lurie, Vice President/Market Manager at Beasley Media Group’s WJBR-FM.” We are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

“This is a very exciting opportunity for which I am incredibly grateful and excited, said DeSisto, “I want to thank Bruce Beasley, Justin Chase, Joe Bell, Buzz Knight, Cadillac Jack and AJ Lurie for their support as well as Chuck Damico for his leadership, influence and direction. I look forward to continuing to work with the Beasley Media team in this exciting next chapter and building on WJBR’s impressive 60 year heritage in Wilmington.”

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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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