People Moves 1/26: Morning Opening At Power 96 Miami

Power 96 WPOW MiamiEntercom Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM Miami is seeking a new morning host to join Lucy Lopez.

Yojhans ‘JP’ Perez exited the position earlier this month after twelve years at the station. JP joined Power 96 as an intern in 2005 and later moved up to nights and then mornings in 2012.

I started my career at Power 96 back in 2005 as an intern for @joecruisevo soon after I was working the overnight shift and later moved into weekends that’s when I was challenged with the task of just “holding down” the Night Show till the station found the right person for the job. I worked my ass off and brought the station great ratings and @tomcalococci our PD at the time took a chance on a newcomer with passion and a dream and gave me my first radio contract doing nights in Miami, my home town ?working for the station I grew up listening to, what an amazing opportunity, I had great success with the night show then 7 years in @jillstrada our PD at the time gave me an opportunity to reach a goal I had set for myself and my career, doing mornings in Miami !!! Then I had the pleasure of working under the tutelage of a great friend and mentor @pioferro ??? I have learned so much and have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people at Power 96, I would like to thank each and everyone of you at Power 96 for an amazing 12 years, I want to say thank you thank you thank you to all of the AMAZING listeners that have showed me so much love and support through out the years, from talking to you on the phone or meeting you out an about, I was able to have an amazing 12 year career because of YOU so again thank you I am humbled by your love and loyalty??? As of last Friday I have to turn the page on my next chapter in Radio ? and I hope to be back “ON AIR” before you have time to really miss me ? Sincerely J.P.

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Dave Stewart is returning to Classic Hits 101.1 WCBS-FM New York for weekends/fill-in just six months after exiting his position as overnight host. Stewart first joined WCBS-FM in 2012 after spending 22 years at Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ.


Entercom has appointed Brian Rooney as VP/Director of Sales for its New York cluster.

Rooney returns to the cluster after previously serving as Sales Manager for Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM from 2007-2015. He most recently served as VP/Sales for iHeartMedia Talk 710 WOR, Classic Rock “Q104.3” WAXQ, and the New York Mets Radio Network from 2015-2017.

Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced the appointment of Brian Rooney as Vice President, Director of Sales for Entercom New York.

“Brian’s strong leadership and great track record in New York made him the perfect choice to lead our Entercom New York team,” added John Fullam, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom New York.

“To come back to brands I love, now under the leadership and direction of Entercom, is a dream come true,” said Rooney. “I’m looking forward to working with this great team again.”

Rooney most recently served as Vice President of Sales for Q104.3, WOR and the New York Mets Radio Network from 2015-2017. Prior to that he was Sales Manager for WFAN in New York from 2007-2015.


iHeartMedia News/Talk 600 KOGO San Diego has announced it has signed Carl DeMaio to an extension to continue hosting “The DeMaio Report” from 3-6pm.

iHeartMedia San Diego announced today that it has renewed its agreement with Carl DeMaio to host The DeMaio Report for News Radio 600 KOGO, San Diego’s News & Information Station. DeMaio will continue to broadcast weekdays 3 – 6 p.m.

The DeMaio Report features DeMaio candidly discussing the latest in local and national political headlines, policies and reform. The show also features input and commentary from listeners, fueling political conversation and engagement in the larger San Diego community.

“When we started The DeMaio Report, we wanted a forum for San Diegans to share dialogue about important issues and also a vehicle for taking action on problems; I’m thrilled we are accomplishing both goals,” said DeMaio. “I’m excited by the impact we’ve already had on important issues like the California Gas Tax and look forward to tackling many more issues in the years to come.”

Prior to broadcasting, DeMaio built a successful business and political career with a focus on holding government accountable, and offering creative solutions to public challenges. In 2008, he was elected to the San Diego City Council. When the city was facing an uncertain financial future, DeMaio’s Roadmap to Recovery reform plan was instrumental in fixing San Diego’s debt issues. In addition to hosting his daily news and talk show on News Radio 600 KOGO, DeMaio tackles state-wide, fiscal reform policy in his role as Chairman of Reform California and the Transitions in Governance Project at the Performance Institute.

“Carl DeMaio is a staple in the San Diego community and we’re excited that he has agreed to continue making a difference on the airwaves with The DeMaio Report,” said Melissa Forrest, President, iHeartMedia San Diego/Riverside. “The show has engaged and encouraged listeners to take a stand in the political landscape and I’m excited to see what more will be accomplished.”


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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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