Q102 The Queen Bee To Launch In Albany GA
After agreeing to acquire Country “102.1 Nash Icon” WNUQ Sylvester/Albany GA from Cumulus Media’s Mainstay Station Trust in October, Tripp Morgan’s Pretoria Fields Collective Media is preparing to debut a new format on the station in January 2020.
Tara Dyer Stoyle will serve as Station Manager for what will be branded as “Q102 The Queen Bee“. Stoyle told the Albany Herald that the plan is to launch on January 6 from studios at Morgan’s Pretoria Fields brewery.
Stoyle most recently served as OM for Plant Broadcasting in Tifton GA, has also worked at multiple stations in Albany and serves as a columnist for the Albany Herald. She wrote earlier this month describing the new station as “We’re keeping the station’s genre a bit of a secret for now. What I can tell you is that it will be a culmination of hundreds of hours of selecting and loading thousands of songs that were each hand-picked for the listeners.”
She listed additional airstaffers as including Kenny Mitchell (formerly of “Rock 103” WJAD), Nikki Miller (current WJAD midday host), Carlton Fletcher (Albany Herald columnist), and members of local bands BoDean and The Poachers and This Solid Ground.
Pretoria Fields has reserved new WPFQ call letters for when it closes on the acquisition. Prior to its flip to “Nash Icon” in 2014, WNUQ used the “Q102” moniker as a CHR.