Steve Harper Joins JVC Media Long Island

Oldies 98.1 WPTY-HD3 Long Island Suffolk CountyLongtime Long Island morning host Steve Harper is joining JVC Media as afternoon host on “Oldies 98.1” W251BY Patchouge/WPTY-HD2 Calverton-Roanoke and to work with the company’s events business.

Harper most recently spent a just shy of a decade in mornings at Connoisseur Media AC “K98.3” WKJY and is best known for his near 25 year run starting at the age of 17 at Cox Media CHR 106.1 WBLI Patchouge where he co-hosted mornings from 1998 until his exit in 2006.

JVC Media, one of the leading independent, locally owned radio broadcast companies with over a dozen stations in New York and Florida announces the addition of Long Island Radio veteran Steve Harper to JVC and Long Island Events team. JVC has been in rapid staff expansion mode company wide, continuing the JVC strategy of live, local and fun radio. JVC has been hiring and staffing the company with radio pros and industry veterans and Steve Harper is no exception.

Steve Harper has been a part of Long Island radio mornings for decades and now he will be part of afternoons on JVC’s Oldies 98.1! Steve’s voice has been heard around the world on many radio and television commercials and nationally syndicated shows. He has even been called upon to host for many including the legendary Dick Clark. Steve has also had the pleasure of helping launch many notable performers. He was one of the first to bring to radio Mariah Carey, Psychic John Edward and New Kids On The block.

Steve’s career began at age 17 on Long Island, where he became the youngest afternoon drive announcer in the U-S on WYFA, 1580. From there it was onto WBLI, where he reigned for over two and a half decades, followed by 101.7 The Beach and 92.9 WEHM and mornings for almost a decade at Long Island’s K98.3.

JVC NY General Manager Bruce Shepard said, “Steve is a great addition to our staff”. “He will not only be on the airwaves of JVC he will also work with the team of Long Island Events, the JVC NTR Company to develop new and exciting live events and festivals, I am thrilled to have him on board”.

JVC Media’s President and CEO John Caracciolo added, “Having someone like Steve with his talent and skill set is a complete win for us, his job will be to use that contact list that he has developed over the years to help JVC create new and exciting opportunities both on the air and on site. This is live, local and hometown radio the way it is supposed to be. Steve will work very closely with our sales team and our on air team. This is a huge win for JVC, we are so lucky to have him”.

“I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic, live and local radio organization like JVC Broadcasting. I am looking forward to helping JVC continue to grow and prosper” said Steve.

In addition to his on air duties Steve will also work with the creative team at JVC To develop new digital opportunities at various facilities JVC controls.

JVC Media has been in a rapid growth mode, recently expanding in Florida and Long Island with its entertainment and broadcast division adding jobs, staff and working hard to make radio local and community friendly once again.

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