Matt Mangas Replaces Matt Mangas As WJPT Program Director; Ralph Marino Named APD/Morning Host
Beasley Media Group AC “Sunny 106.3” WJPT Fort Myers has found a replacement for former Program Director Matt Mangas in Matt Managas.
Mangas moved from programming and hosting mornings at WJPT in April to move over to sister Classic Rock “96 K-Rock” WRXK as PD/midday host. At the time the company announced the hiring of Chris Randolph to replace Mangas at WJPT, but he had a change of heart and never started with the company. Mangas will now program both stations.
But he will be joined by Ralph Marino, who joins WJPT as APD/morning host. Marino joins Beasley from Cape Cod Broadcasting where he was hosting mornings at Hot AC 99.9 WQRC and middays at “Cape Country 104” WKPE-FM. He also did weekend and fill-in hosting at Beasley’s “Country 102.5” WKLB Boston. Marino has also worked at WJMN and WQSX Boston, WERZ Portsmouth NH, and WKTU and WQHT New York during his career.
Matt Mangas has officially returned to programming duty at Beasley Media Group’s WJPT-FM, while maintaining his role as Program Director (PD) and Midday Host on WRXK in Southwest Florida.
He has been with the Ft. Myers radio cluster since he joined the company as an On-Personality in October of 2017.
“Matt has been serving as Program Director for both stations in the interim and has been doing a tremendous job. It was an easy decision for us,” said Operations Manager Adam Star.
“Brad Beasley and Adam Star have shown a tremendous amount of confidence in me,” said Mangas. “I’m surrounded by great talent on both stations and look forward to continuing as PD for Sunny 106.3 as well as jumping back into the rock world at 96K-Rock!”
Ralph Marino has been named Assistant Program Director and Morning On-Air Personality at Beasley Media Group’s WJPT-FM in Fort Myers, Florida. He will begin his new position on Monday, July 15th, 2019.
Marino was most recently heard on the air doing Mornings at 99.9 WQRC-FM and Middays at Cape Country 104 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He also did weekends and weekday fill-in shifts at Beasley’s Country 102.5/WKLB-FM in Boston. Previously, the Long Island native did stints at Star 93.7 in Boston, 107.1 WERZ-FM in Portsmouth in New Hampshire, 103.5 WKTU in New York, JAMN 94.5 in Boston and Hot 97 in New York City.
“In the radio business, it’s RARE to be able to put family first,” said Marino. “Thank you to Beasley/SWFL for giving me the privilege of being able to do just that. My family is thrilled. I cannot wait to get started and be a positive contributor to my new community!”
“Ralph’s great attitude and major market delivery is exactly what we were looking for Morning Drive on WJPT,” said station Operations Manager, Adam Star. “We are very excited to have him come down from our Boston cluster and join the Fort Myers team!”