Wize will also host afternoons at KRQQ leading to an on-air personality shuffle. KRQQ/KOHT Program Director D-Wayne Chavez will move from afternoons on KRQQ to the same daypart on KOHT. Suzette Rodriguez will slide from afternoons to middays at KOHT replacing the voicetracked Angela Cortez.
iHeartMedia announced today that Nick Wize has been named Assistant Program Director for KRQQ, KOHT & KMIY effective June 11. Wize will also take over afternoon drive on KRQQ from 3p-7p. iHeartMedia Tucson has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital —
encompassing seven stations comprised of music, talk and sports formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Assistant Program Director, Wize will be responsible for supporting the Program Directors of KRQQ, KOHT & KMIY. He will report to David Adams, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Tucson. In addition, KRQQ/KOHT Program Director, D-Wayne Chavez, will move to afternoon drive on KOHT and Suzette Rodriguez, shifts to the midday slot from 10a-3p.
“Adding someone of Nick’s caliber to the already strong KRQ lineup is like winning the lottery! Nick will be an extremely valuable addition to the team; both on and off the air,” said David Adams, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Tucson “At the same time, D- Wayne’s return to afternoon drive on KOHT is a game-changer for the station! Born & raised in Tucson, D-Wayne knows his city, his station and the Hot 98.3 audience, which makes him the ideal person for this key role. Finally, moving Suzette to middays brings her star power and charisma to this important daypart as well as enhances our local connection with our listeners.”
“I’m looking forward to Nick joining iHeartmedia Tucson, with his knowledge and background he is the perfect fit to help take our team to the next level,” said D-Wayne Chavez, Program Director for KRQQ/KOHT. “I am also excited to return to afternoons on KOHT for a second time and eager to bring back a live and local show to the station.”
Wize was mostly recently with iHeartMedia Detroit, where his roles included Assistant Program Director & On-Air Talent for WKQI. His background also includes working for stations in New York and Florida. Wize began his career at iHeartMedia Detroit.
“I’m excited to sell my snow blower and join the amazing team at iHeartMedia Tucson!” said Wize. “Special thanks to David Adams, Paul Kelley, D-Wayne Chavez and Mike Saffer for trusting me behind the mic of the legendary 93.7 KRQ.”