Jay Dixon To Program WRNB/WPPZ Philadelphia
Dixon has most recently been serving as a consultant to stations including WQHT/WBLS New York and KBLX San Francisco and has previously programmed WILD Boston, WBHK Birmingham, WALR Atlanta, WQHT and WRKS New York as well as national Urban format coordinator for Cox Media Group. In addition to WPPZ and WRNB, Dixon will also oversee Gospel “Praise HD2” WPPZ-HD2.
Radio One Philadelphia, an Urban One station, announces industry veteran, Jay Dixon, has been named as the new Program Director of 100.3 WRNB, Praise HD2, and the all-new Classix 107.9. Dixon is an important addition to Radio One’s strategy of positioning the cluster. WRNB introduced the Quincy Harris Morning Show with K. Foxx in January 2018 and in December 2018, Classix 107.9-FM was launched with Lady B joining in February of this year.
Colby Tyner, Corporate VP of Program, said, “I’m excited to be working with Jay. He’s a seasoned pro who understands the Urban format and has a strong track record of success. We’re glad to have him on the Philly team.”
General Manager of Radio One Philadelphia, Ezio Torres, stated, “Now that the launch of Classix 107.9 is underway, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with someone with such passion and a track record of success in the R&B / Urban AC formats. We are excited to see the continued growth for 100.3 WRNB, Classix 107.9 and Praise HD2 under his programming leadership.”
Dixon’s start date is Thursday, April 4, 2019. He shared, “ I’m excited to be with the Radio One Philly team and would like to thank the Urban One family for letting me lead these amazing brands in a city with such a rich R&B music heritage. There’s work ahead but we have the people and resources to move quickly and make an impact. Listeners will notice right away. Look out for big things ahead for WRNB and Classix 1079”
Dixon began his radio career at the legendary WILD-Boston. Over the course of his career, Dixon has worked in multiple formats including Top 40, Country, Rhythmic and Urban and held various positions with Cox Media as OM/PD of WBHK-Birmingham and WALR-Atlanta. He also worked for Emmis New York at the former WRKS (98.7 Kiss FM), serving as both Production/Creative Services Director and PD during his tenure. Dixon has been consulting for KBLX San Francisco and Emmis New York over the past five years.