Beasley Announces New Programming Team For WSOC
Beasley Media Group has announced the appointments of a new Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Music Director for Country 103.7 WSOC Charlotte.
Jack Daniel, who joined the company as afternoon host at AC “K104.7” WKQC and Southern Rock “94.7 Smoke” 1660 WBCN/W234BY in March, will take on the Program Director duties for WSOC and WBCN. Daniel has been a stalwart in the Charlotte market since 1975. He exited WEND in August 2017 after serving as its Program Director since its launch in 1995. He also served as General Manager for Pyramid Broadcasting’s 95.1 WEDJ, 99.7 WRFX and 610 WAQS, Operations Manager and PD for 96.1 WWMG and 102.9 WLKO, and on-air at multiple other stations.
Philip ‘Big Sexy’ Tabakelis, who has been with WSOC since 2006 and evening host since 2009, has been promoted to Assistant Program Director under Daniel.
Mimi Wheeler, who joined WSOC in June as Assistant Digital PD and Associate Morning show Producer, has been tabbed as Music Director. Wheeler previously served as MD for iHeartMedia’s “B93.9” WNCB Raleigh and
“Q104.1” WTQR Greensboro as well as Curtis Media’s 94.7 WQDR Raleigh.
Daniel succeeds DJ Stout who departed as OM/PD in August, while Tabakelis and Wheeler take on the duties that were held by Rick McCracken from 1993 until his exit in September.
Beasley Media Group, LLC; a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) is pleased to announce the following staff promotions at the new 103.7 WSOC-FM in Charlotte, North Carolina:
Jack Daniel has been named as the new Program Director at The New 103.7 WSOC-FM and 94.7 SMOKE. He will continue his role as the afternoon on-Air personality on K 104.7 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Daniel has been on the Charlotte airwaves since 1975 and has more than 47 years of experience in the radio industry, having spent much of his career in the Charlotte radio market. He has served in a variety of capacities, including as program director, vice-president & general manager, operations manager, music director and on-air personality.
Philip Tabakelis, a.k.a. “Big Sexy” has been named as the Assistant Program Director for The New 103.7 FM. Big Sexy began his career at the station back in 2006, when he was hired to work in the promotion department. It didn’t take the radio personality long to move to the nights and weekends air shift. In August of 2009, he became the permanent night show host of “The Big Sexy Show,” which has consistently ranked in the top 3 night shows in the market.
Mimi Wheeler has added the title of Music Director to her duties at the new 103.7 WSOC. In addition, she will continue in her roles as a co-host of the Tanner in the Morning Show and as the Assistant Digital Program Director. Wheeler has over eight years of experience in the radio industry, having also served as an on-air talent, music director and promotions director in the Raleigh/Greensboro markets.
“This is going to be an incredible team who will work hard, have fun and continue the long-running legacy of the radio station,” said Beasley Media Group Charlotte Vice President and Market Manager Bill Schoening. “I am looking forward to seeing all of the exciting and creative work they will all produce.”
“After an exhaustive nationwide search, we found the most ideal and experienced programming team for WSOC within the walls of the station,” said Executive Vice President of Programming Justin Chase. “At Beasley, we always look for ways to promote from within. I’m proud that we were able to this time with Mimi, Phillip and Jack.”