People Moves 4/17: Tony Lorino Out As Star 94.1 Atlanta PD
Tony Lorino has exited his role as Program Director of Hot AC “Star 94.1” WSTR Smyrna/Atlanta after nearly three years
Lorino joined WSTR in July 2015 from Entercom’s “99.7 The Point” KZPT Kansas City upon the company’s acquisition of the station. He also has served as APD of “99.1 The Mix” WMYX Milwaukee for Entercom and has worked in Des Moines and Fargo.
NIA Broadcasting Urban Oldies 1150 WTMP Egypt Lake/97.5 W248CA St. Petersburg FL has appointed Albie Dee as Program Director. Dee most recently served as Operations Manager for Adams Radio Group in Salisbury MD and is known for his long run in the Baltimore/Washington DC markets most famously at 95.5 WPGC and 102.7 WXYV.
Gary Williams is stepping down as Program Director of Cox Media Group Soft AC 105.5 WDUV New Port Richey/Tampa FL after just three months to focus on his position in Miami running Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ and to allow extra time take care of his sick mother. Cox Media Tampa Operations Manager Rick Thomas will add programming at WDUV to his duties overseeing the cluster and programming CHR “Hot 101.5” WPOI.
Entercom CHR “103.3 Amp Radio” WODS Boston has announced it has signed a multi-year contract extension with “The TJ Show”. TJ Taormina, Loren Raye, and Producer Matt Shearer will remain in place hosting mornings. Taormina and Raye joined WODS in April 2013 as its first morning show following its 2012 flip to CHR from the Elvis Duran Show.
Entercom Communications, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced today that “The TJ Show,” hosted by TJ Taormina, Loren Raye and Producer Matt Shearer, will remain on Boston’s 103.3 AMP Radio (WODS-FM) through a multi-year contract extension with the show’s hosts. The show airs weekday mornings from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET.
“‘The TJ Show’ is Boston’s next-generation morning show,” said Mark Hannon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Boston. “We are thrilled that TJ, Loren Raye and Producer Matt will continue to entertain Boston morning listeners for years to come.”
“We’re grateful to continue our relationship with 103.3 AMP Radio here in Boston. I’m excited to continue growing the show with my co-host Loren Raye and Producer Matt Shearer,” said TJ. “Many thanks to Chris Oliviero, Pat Paxton, Mark Hannon and Steve Salhany for this amazing opportunity. They’re great guys who deeply value the power of local radio.”
TJ and Loren joined 103.3 AMP Radio in April 2013 and along with Producer Matt Shearer, have created comedy segments, developed dynamic promotions and have hosted numerous concerts with today’s top artists to entertain Massachusetts’ capital.