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Dan Finn Joins Beasley As New Jersey Market Manager

Another of Greater Media’s senior managers will remain with Beasley Media following the company’s acquisition. Dan Finn, who has served as Regional General Manager and Senior Vice President for Greater Media New Jersey since 2001, will remain in charge of those properties with the new title of Senior Vice President/Market Manager. Finn also served as President/Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Broadcasting prior to Greater Media’s acquisition of the company in 2001. The stations Finn oversees serve three markets in New Jersey: Rock 105.5 WDHA-FM Dover and Oldies 1250 WMTR Morristown are in the Morristown market, AC “Magic 98.3” WMGQ and Talk 1450 WCTC New Brunswick are located in the Middlesex/Somerset/Union market. Rock “95.9 The Rat” WRAT Poi...[Read More]

What’s Going On At Greater Media?

A series of reports this week have come out surrounding Greater Media and its operations. Tom Taylor Now reported last Thursday on talk that the company is seeking to sell News/Talk 1110 WBT/99.3 WBT-FM and Hot AC “107.9 The Link” WLNK Charlotte NC stations and that Beasley may be interested. Taylor followed up this morning with a report that Greater Media has had some of its properties on the trading block for at least a year. DetroitSportsRag.com discusses rumors of a flip potentially coming to “Detroit Sports 105.1” WMGC. DSR states that the station has made no intent to fill the Program Director vacancy open since Dave Shore exited. Current afternoon host Lindsey Hunter is departing to become assistant basketball coach at University of Buffalo and according to D...[Read More]

WJRZ Returns To Classic Hits

Greater Media AC “Magic 100.1” WJRZ Manahawkin, NJ returned to its previous Classic Hits format at 6:00am on Monday, April 22. WJRZ, which covers the Ocean County portion of the Monmouth/Ocean market, previously featured a Classic Hits format from 2000 until November 2009. The move back comes following the musical shift of Press Communications AC “Breeze” 107.1 WWZY/99.7 WBHX to a more current/recurrent direction with a new moniker. Glenn Kalina remains in place as PD, however morning co-host Dianne DeOlivera and afternoon host Tripp Rogers have been let go. The station will run jockless through early May. WJRZ has failed to reach a 2.0 share since the flip to AC. The move gives it a format to itself in an area that skews older with many retirees. The AC format is c...[Read More]