Radio One has made personnel moves in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Kelly Mac joins the company as PD/Afternoon Host of Urban AC 106.7 WTLC-FM Greenwood/Indianapolis and PD of Gospel “1310 The Light” WTLC Indianapolis. Mac most recently served as APD/Afternoon Host for Summit Media’s “107.3 Jamz” WJMZ-FM Anderson/Greenville SC and has also served as APD for WGCI Chicago and WDAS-FM/WUSL Philadelphia during her careet. DJ J1 has been promoted to PD/Midday Hots of Urban “Hot 96.3” WHHH Indianapolis and PD of Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 102.9” W275BD Greenfield. J1 most recently served as APD/Mixer at Radio One’s “Hot 107.9” WHTA Atlanta. Both Kelly Mac and DJ J1 take the programming positions made open by Operations Manager Kar...[Read More]
Indianapolis has become the next market to gain multiple Classic Hip-Hop stations as Radio-One launched “Boom 102.9” W275BD Greenfield/WNOW-HD2 Speedway. The new format gives a direct format competitor to Cumulus’ “93.9 The Beat” WRWM, which had a near worst to first rise earlier this year before dropping back down the market’s ratings. The new “Boom” is Radio-One’s sixth Classic Hip-Hop station and launched at 3:00pm with NWA’s Straight Outta Compton. W275BD will run commercial-free through January 11, when it will add the new Ed Lover & Monie Love morning show Radio-One’s Reach Media is debuting for Classic Hip-Hop stations.
After running their Classic Hip-Hop Weekend (and forcing Radio-One Urban “Hot 96.3” WHHH to do the same), WRWM is making the move permanent. The station will retain the “I94” branding with the move but has gone jockless for now. Jay Michaels remains in place as Program Director of WRWM and sister Classic Hits 104.5 WJJK. Original Report 12/19: Here’s a pairing you don’t see every day… After hyping a major announcement for 3pm today, Cumulus Hot AC “I94” 93.9 WRWM Lawrence/Indianapolis launched a “Classic Hip-Hop Holiday Weekend”. The station is promoting its regular format is returning on Monday morning. https://twitter.com/indysi94/status/546033161013321728 INSTANT INSIGHT: Interesting that this move comes the day after Rad...[Read More]