Dave Hanson Joins Wild 95.5

Wild 95.5 WLDI West Palm Beach Mack Nina Elvis DuraniHeartMedia CHR “Wild 95.5” WLDI Juno Beach/West Palm Beach has announced the addition of Dave Hanson as Creative Service Director.

Hanson joins WLDI from Cox Media Miami where he has served as Assistant Director of Branding/Programming and Music Director of CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC. During his time with Cox he also served as Music Director for Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ and predecessors “93 Rock” WHDR and “Party 93.1” WPYM.

Concurrently, the station has announced the promotion of Carmine Gialanella from nights to afternoons. Gialanella has been with the cluster since 2010 starting as an intern and promotions assistant.

iHeartMedia announced today that Dave Hanson has been named Creative Services Director WLDI – WiLD 95.5 West Palm Beach, effective immediately. iHeartMedia West Palm Beach has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than eleven stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.

iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Creative Services Direct, Hanson will shape and deliver station imaging, and promotional, digital, and social content. He will report to Rad Messick, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia West Palm Beach.

“Dave’s track record across multiple formats in South Florida is outstanding. We’re excited to tap Dave’s skills, passion, and creative energy to create highly entertaining content that deepens our WiLD 95.5 audience connection” said Messick.

Hanson joins the South Florida Region and West Palm Beach from WFLC Miami, where he most recently served as Assistant Director of Branding and Programming and Music Director. He also served as Music Director for WFEZ Miami and WPYM Miami, and Music Director/Morning Host for WHDR Miami. He began his career at WKTU New York and is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to make the move just an hour north, from Miami to West Palm Beach, to grab the creative reins and join such a supportive and innovative team at iHeartMedia WPB! It is an honor to wave the flag of the
legendary WiLD 95.5 – The Palm Beaches’ #1 HIT Music Station!” Hanson commented.

iHeartMedia announced today that Carmine Gialanella has been named 2-7pm host for WLDI- WiLD 95.5 West Palm Beach, effective immediately. iHeartMedia West Palm Beach has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than eleven stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.

iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As 2-7pm host, Carmine will deliver a winning combination of more hit music in the afternoon along with the lifestyle and entertainment Palm Beach/Treasure Coast listeners expect from WiLD 95.5. He will report to Rad Messick, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia West Palm Beach.

“Carmine’s the ultimate team player for WiLD 95.5, his enthusiasm and commitment is second to none. It’s a thrill to reward his performance with this well-deserved new afternoon opportunity” said Messick.

Carmine continues in the South Florida Region and West Palm Beach, where he most recently served as WLDI West Palm Beach 7pm-midnight host. He began his career at WLDI as an intern and later promotion assistant in 2010.

“From the first moment I cracked the mic I knew this was it, my life would never be the same. To be in the position I’ve dreamed of in the place it all started is surreal. Excited for the opportunity and next chapter of my radio life” said Gialanella.

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