People Moves 3/29: A Pair Of On-Air Exits At 105.1 The Bounce
Comedian Foolish joined The Bounce in July 2017 to co-host “Bigg & Foolish” in mornings after previously hosting mornings at 97.9 WJLB and “Hot 107.5” WGPR in the market. His presence has been eliminated from the station with the morning show rebranded as “The Morning Bounce” with Bigg and Shay Shay remaining in place.
Original “Bounce Ambassador” ‘Reggie Reg’ Davis is also out. Davis originally served as a weekend host at WMGC-FM and then joined DJ Dinero in nights last September.
Midwest Communications CHR “Y94” 93.7 KOYY Fargo ND has promoted morning co-host Corey ‘Zero’ Schaefer to Program Director. Schaefer fills the opening created by Jake Kelly’s exit last month and will remain part of “The Morning Playhouse” with Rat and Maiyah.
Adams Radio Group has announced that O.J. Jackson will retire as VP/General Manager of its Northwest Indiana cluster on March 31 and be succeeded by Director of Sales Jennifer Finnerty-Figg.
Jackson has served as GM of the cluster that includes Classic Rock “X-Rock 103.9” WXRD, Country “Indiana 105.5” WLJE, and AC “107.1 The Z” WZVN since 2012 after previously serving as Sales Manager for previous owner Radio One Communications.
Adams Radio Group is announcing the retirement of accomplished and award-winning broadcast executive O.J. Jackson, Vice President and General Manager of Adams Radio Group of Northern Indiana.
Jackson’s retirement goes into effect on March 31st, 2018. Jennifer Finnerty-Figg, Director of Sales for Adams Radio of Northern Indiana, will become Vice President & General Manager of the Adams Northern Indiana cluster. President and CEO of Adams Radio Ron Stone says “OJ Jackson has enjoyed a fine career and will be missed by me and everyone at Adams Radio. He deserves an amazing retirement given his contributions to radio over the past 40 years. I have learned a great deal from OJ and it has been a pleasure to work with him. I, and all of Adams wish him all the best in his new adventures!” Ron added “Jennifer has been trained by OJ of 15 years for her new role and I have no doubt whatsoever that she will be amazing in it! I am very excited for her and look forward to working with Jen as our newest VP/GM”.
Jackson’s career started in the late ‘60s, including radio and television stations in Indiana and Michigan as on-air host, weatherman and producer. Jackson moved into sales and management in Northwest Indiana with Porter County Broadcasting, owned by the late Country Disc Jockey Hall of Fame member “Uncle” Len Ellis. He was responsible for the design and building of a station in Wabash, Indiana for the company, then went on to other executive positions in radio, television and advertising in Valparaiso and South Bend before returning to Northwest Indiana to become Vice President and Sales Manager with Ellis-owned Radio One Communications. In 2012, Jackson became General Manager of the company, and stations WLJE-FM, WAKE-AM, WZVN-FM and WXRD-FM, retaining the position when the properties were acquired by Adams Radio Group in 2014.
During his career in Northwest Indiana Jackson helped lead the way in creating a regional presence for WLJE-FM and its sister stations. He created the “Chicago to South Bend” moniker for WLJE, which is still used today. He also launched the Region News Team brand used by all stations owned by Adams Radio Group of Northern Indiana.