Cumulus Media has made a change in mornings at AC “Warm 98” 98.5 WRRM Cincinnati.
Exiting after nearly six years are husband & wife duo Bob Goen and Marianne Curan. The former Game Show Network hosts (and he of Entertainment Tonight fame) joined WRRM in 2012.
Jim Day and Amanda Orlando will take their places starting Monday, August 20. Day had been serving as morning show producer at WRRM for the past year and previously hosted mornings at WHKO-FM Dayton, KWEN-FM Tulsa, and WSM-FM Nashville. Orlando had been serving as APD/midday host at sister “Nash-FM 94.1” WNNF and has previously hosted mornings at WUBE Cincinnati and WFMS Indianapolis.
CUMULUS MEDIA announces that WRRM-FM/WARM 98.5 will be waking up Cincinnati radio listeners in a whole new way starting Monday, August 20, when its new morning show “The WARM Morning Show with Jim and Amanda” debuts from 5:30am-10:00am. The program features Co-Hosts Jim Day, top-rated WRRM personality and morning show producer, and Amanda Orlando, who joins WARM 98.5 from sister station WNNF-FM/NASH FM 94.1 in Cincinnati, where she has been Midday Host and Assistant Program Director.
Day has hosted popular morning shows at WHKO-FM in Dayton, OH; KWEN-FM in Tulsa, OK; and WSM-FM in Nashville, TN, prior to joining WRRM last July. Before taking the Midday hosting spot at WNNF, Orlando was an award-winning morning show host at WUBE-FM in Cincinnati and at WFMS-FM in Indianapolis, IN.
Dave Crowl, Regional Vice President and Market Manager, CUMULUS MEDIA-Cincinnati, said: “We are thrilled to debut WARM 98.5’s new morning show with Jim Day and Amanda Orlando, two dynamic personalities WARM listeners are going to love waking up to. We want to thank Bob Goen and Marianne Curan for their contributions to mornings on WARM, and wish them all the best.”
WRRM Program Director Brian Demay said: “Sometimes you just know! Jim and Amanda have obvious chemistry, they have both been a part of very successful morning shows – it’s time to put them together on Warm 98.5. Being able to move Amanda over from a few doors down the hall is an amazing coup!”
Amanda Orlando said: “I’m very excited to officially join the WARM family. We have all been friends and co-workers for years – heck, I’ve even been in some of their weddings! It feels like a very natural move and I cannot wait to start each day at WARM 98.5! I’m looking forward to many more lunches with Jim Day and family where we talk radio and bore our children for 3 hours!”
Jim Day said: “Man, I count myself blessed. My family and I love living here and now I get to hang out with Amanda, too! She’s funny, her stories make me laugh and she is so West Side. I can’t wait to start the day and share that laughter with the Tri-State!”