102.7 New York

People Moves 7/23: Lineup Changes Across New York City

Following the relaunch of 102.7 WNEW New York last week, pieces of the on-air puzzle have begun to be revealed. Social media posting indicate that Karen Carson remains in mornings solo following the exit of co-host Jeffrey Jameson with the format change. Midday host Christine Richie has moved to nights from 7pm-12am. Mike Adam remains in afternoons from 3-7pm. Former night host Cane Peterson is moving across the hall to mornings at Alternative “Alt 92.3” WNYL. The move marks a return to the 92.3 frequency as he previous hosted nights and afternoons at the station during its “K-Rock” heyday along with Lee ‘Crazie Cabbie’ Mroszak. Peterson also has worked at VH-1, multiple outlets in the Minneapolis market and had been with WNEW since 2014 with stints in m...[Read More]

A New Day For WNEW New York

Entercom’s revision of 102.7 WNEW New York is complete as the station drops its “Fresh” moniker for “The New 102.7“. With a slight musical tweak, WNEW is now positioning itself as “Upbeat Variety For Your Workday” as it takes its expected move against iHeartMedia’s market-leading AC “106.7 Lite-FM” WLTW. The station is launching jockless for now and promoting it will have multiple commercial-free hours from 9am to 5pm. The 6am hour of The New 102.7 featured: Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) Zedd – The Middle Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back Magic – Rude Julia Michaels – Issues Lifehouse – Hanging By A Moment Liam Pa...[Read More]

Mike Adam Joins Fresh 102.7 For Afternoons

Mike Adam has returned to CBS Radio to host afternoons at Hot AC “Fresh 102.7” WNEW New York. Adam most recently held afternoons at CHR “96.5 Amp Radio” WZMP Philadelphia until the end of 2016 just before it flipped to AC “Today’s 96.5” WTDY-FM. He has also worked at iHeartMedia CHR “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia and “Kiss 95.7” WKSS Hartford-Meriden CT. Adam also worked weekend and fill-in shifts in recent months for CBS’ “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York. With the addition of Adam for afternoons, Cane Peterson moves to nights. Cane had just moved from mornings to afternoons last December. Matt Sneed moves from nights to weekends.

Fresh 102.7 New York To Debut New Morning & Afternoon Shows

CBS Hot AC “Fresh 102.7” WNEW-FM New York will debut new morning and afternoon shows on Tuesday, January 3. Former 106.1 WBLI Patchouge/Long Island morning co-host Jeffrey Jameson will join incumbent Karen Carson for mornings as Cane slides from mornings to afternoons. Cane fills the vacancy created by Trey Morgan’s departure for mornings at Cumulus Country 99.5 KPLX Dallas in October. Cane is best known for his long run in the market at “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK and his VH1 hosting gigs. Christine Richie remains in middays and Matt Sneed at night. Fresh 102.7 (WNEW-FM) is unveiling new morning and afternoon shows on the station. Beginning Tuesday, January 3, Jeffrey Jameson joins Karen Carson as co-host of the morning program airing weekdays from 6:00AM-10:00AM. For...[Read More]

Trey Morgan Joins KPLX Mornings

Trey Morgan is exiting afternoons at CBS Hot AC “Fresh 102.7” WNEW New York for mornings at Cumulus Country “99.5 The Wolf” KPLX Dallas. Morgan will join fellow New York transplant Lisa Taylor on the “Wake Up With The Wolf” show. Prior to joining WNEW in August 2015, Morgan hosted late nights at “Z100” WHTZ New York and was APD/MD/Midday host at “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles. His WNEW co-host Ghia quietly exited in July. Morgan replaces Skip Mahaffey, who left in August to join Educational Media Foundation’s Christian AC “K-Love“. Cumulus Media announces that it has named on-air personality Trey Morgan as Co-Host, Mornings on 99.5 The Wolf/KPLX in Dallas/Fort Worth. Morgan joins longtime 99.5 The Wolf morning co-ho...[Read More]

WNEW-FM Call Letters Return To 102.7 New York

As first hinted in this morning’s Tom Taylor Now, CBS Radio has moved the WNEW-FM call letters back home to 102.7 in New York. The WNEW call letters heritage in New York dates back to their use on 1130, 102.7 and TV Channel 5. WNEW-TV became WNYW upon its sale to Fox in 1986 and then 1130 became WBBR when sold to Bloomberg in 1992 and the FM adjusted from WNEW-FM to WNEW until its change to WWFS to match its then-new “Fresh 102.7” identity in January 2007. The calls were then parked on then CBS owned 106.3 in Jupiter FL until moved to 99.1 Bowie MD/Washington DC for its launch of “All News 99.1” in December 2011. With CBS now leasing 99.1 Bowie to Bloomberg, the company is now moving the WNEW-FM call letters home to New York, while that station becomes WDCH-FM...[Read More]

Fresh 102.7 Names New Morning & Afternoon Teams

CBS Hot AC “Fresh 102.7” WWFS New York has filled its lineup with new morning and afternoon shows. Cane Peterson, who joined WWFS last fall for the morning slot after Jim Douglas was let go, will be joined by current midday host Karen Carson for “Carson & Cane”. Former co-host Kim Berk was let go in July as part of CBS Radio’s cuts across the country. Peterson is best known in the New York market for his many years in afternoons at the former “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK and as a VH1 VJ. Matt Sneed moves from weekends to fill the midday slot. Two newcomers to the station will take the afternoon slot that has been vacant since Dylan exited the station earlier this year. Trey Morgan, former late night host at CHR “Z100” WHTZ and most recently ...[Read More]

CBS Cuts Hit Miami & Pittsburgh

The names of the people who have been cut from CBS Radio in the past week continue to make their way out. Sports 560 WQAM Miami has dropped Adam Kuperstein and former Miami Dolphin Channing Crowder from their 1-3pm show. Orlando “Big O” Alzugaray adds an additional hour to run 10am-2pm, Marc Hochman with Zach Krantz slides up an hour to run 2-6pm, while Alex Donno will host 6-10pm. PBRTV.com reports on some names let go in Pittsburgh. Morning co-host Jimmy Roach is out at Country “Y108” 107.9 WDSY. Hot AC “100.7 Star” WBZZ loses veteran midday host Scott Alexander and night host Lindsay. Update 7/15: More names from the CBS cuts: In Los Angeles, Freddy Snakeskin is out as PD/on-air at “ROQ Of The 80’s” KROQ-HD2 and “Jack Of All Tr...[Read More]

Net Gnomes: Changes Coming In The Big Apple?

In Wednesdays edition of the New York Daily News, radio reporter David Hinckley hinted of changes coming to struggling Rhythmic AC “Mix 102.7” WNEW. One of the many rumors is that it could become “Fresh,” an adult contemporary format that would challenge the city’s No. 1 station, WLTW (106.7 FM). Other speculation, which has surfaced regularly and futilely for 10 years, is that country could return. Web domains fresh1027.com and country1027.com have been registered in the last week – neither to WNEW or its parent CBS. While Hinckley is correct that fresh1027.com is not registered to CBS, a number of domains including country1027.com were registered by CBS on December 12. The whole list of domains includes many URL’s which are clearly designed to th...[Read More]