Emily West Makes Midday Move Permanent At WNEW
After holding down middays at Entercom Hot AC “New 102.7” WNEW New York since March, Emily West has been handed the job on a permanent basis.
West took over middays in March after the exit of Shannon Holly from the station. She had been with the cluster since 2017 serving as a fill-in host at WNEW and Classic Hits 101.1 WCBS-FM and traffic reporter for News 880 WCBS. She also serves as a fill-in traffic reporter for WNBC-TV. In the early 2000s she worked on-air at WKIE and WKSC Chicago and WMAX-FM and WPCH Atlanta before moving to television in Atlanta and New York.
Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced the promotion of Emily West to the role of midday host for NEW 102.7 FM (WNEW-FM) in New York. West hosts a music show from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., playing the most commercial free music for the workday in New York.
“Emily has held various roles and done an exceptional job for our collection of New York stations,” said Susan Larkin, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom New York. “We’re thrilled to have her on board at WNEW hosting her own show, featuring shorter commercial breaks to better spotlight our advertisers and offering an improved listening experience for our audience.”
“I’m grateful to see my hard work these last few years pay off and I couldn’t be more excited for this new opportunity,” said West. “Our listeners crave a fresh collection of today’s hottest hits and I look forward to delivering that on a daily basis.”
West joined Entercom in 2017 and has since served as a fill-in on-air personality for NEW 102.7 FM, “Scott Shannon in the Morning with Patty Steele” on sister station WCBS-FM 101.1 (WCBS-FM) and as a traffic reporter for sister station WCBS 880 (WCBS-AM). Prior to joining Entercom, West held various roles for iHeartMedia in Chicago and Atlanta, News 12 Networks in New York and Spectrum News NY1 in New York. She currently serves as a fill-in traffic reporter for WNBC-TV in New York.