Following two rebrandings so far this year, Cumulus Media Hot AC “Q105.5” WQQO Toledo now has a new Program Director. John ‘Johny D’ DiModica, who currently serves as afternoon host at WQQO and middayer at sister “98.3 Nash Icon” WMIM Monroe MI adds the PD title at WQQO. DiModica joined then “Star 105” in 2014 following a long run at Clear Channel Toledo. He takes the PD duties from Tim Graves who has exited. Russ Ryder is concurrently named APD/Middayer for WQQO. Ryder joined the cluster earlier this year from mornings at Swick Broadcasting’s 100.3 WLKI Angola IN. Cumulus rebranded “Star 105” WWWM to “Channel 105.5” on April 1. It then became “Q105.5” WQQO in June. Cumulus Media announces that it has...[Read More]
For the second time this year Cumulus Hot AC “Channel 105.5” WWWM-FM Sylvania/Toledo is rebranding itself. The station relaunched this morning as “Q105.5” after picking up the “Channel” moniker on April 1 in place of “Star“. New WQQO call letters are now in place with the former WWWM-FM ones being parked on the former 105.7 WGVZ Eden Prairie MN. Regional Vice President Andy Stuart told morning host Denny Schaffer on-air that market research told them that listeners like letters of the alphabet with the letter Q constantly coming up and that “nobody knows what Channel meant”.
Cumulus CHR “Star 105” 105.5 WWWM Toledo rebranded this morning as “Channel 105.5“. No on-air changes accompany the rebranding. The move follows the station’s evolution last year from Hot AC to CHR, which did little to help the station against iHeartMedia’s competing “92.5 Kiss-FM” WVKS. In the Fall 2015 Nielsen Audio ratings, WWWM’s 3.4 share trailed WVKS’ 7.5.
Denny Schaffer is returning the market where he spent the majority of his radio career. Schaffer is joining Cumulus Hot AC “Star 105” WWWM-FM Sylvania/Toledo, OH for mornings beginning Monday, September 22. He spent most of the 1990’s in mornings at crosstown CHR “92.5 Kiss-FM” WVKS before segueing to Talk first at 1370 WSPD and then in Atlanta. Schaffer exited mornings at Clear Channel Conservative Talk 99.5 WRNO New Orleans in late August. Cumulus announces that popular radio personality Denny Schaffer will host an all-new morning show for the new Star 105 WWWM. Schaffer’s new weekday show debuts on Monday, September 22, from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. EST. This marks a return to Toledo for Schaffer, who formerly hosted shows on Toledo’s WSPD and WVKS. Most recent...[Read More]
Former 104.1 WIKY Evansville Program Director Mark Elliott is heading to Toledo to serve as Operations Manager for CHR “Star 105.5” WWWM and OM/Program Director of Classic Hits 93.5 WRQN Toledo. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed radio veteran Mark Elliott as Operations Manager of Toledo stations WRQN (Classic Hits) and WWWM (Top 40) and Program Director of WRQN. Elliott moves to Toledo from Evansville, Indiana, where he was Program Director and Afternoon Host of WIKY for the past seven years. WIKY was #1 in every ratings book during Elliott’s tenure, and also won Marconi, Crystal and R&R Station of the Year awards. He also served the industry for 10 years as a promotions and marketing consultant for radio stations nationwide, and was Program Director of WKRQ Ci...[Read More]
Update 3/19: With the move of Andrew Z from 100.7 to 105.5, “Star 105” shifts to Mainstream CHR. Timm Morrison shifts to middays at Classic Hits 93.5 WRQN after 24 years at 105.5. WWWM also adds Brittany from sister “Q100” Atlanta to voicetrack afternoons in place of Rick Dees. Original Report 3/15: A morning show shuffle will result in the return of Alternative Rock to Toledo on Monday, March 19. The shuffle begins with Hot AC “Star 105.5” WWWM morning team Tim & Jeff moving to sister “Power 105.7” KMCK Fayetteville, AR. To replace them, Andrew Z’s “People’s Show” will shift from CHR “100.7 The Vibe” W264AK to Star. With Z moving, Cumulus will drop the CHR format on 100.7 and resurrect “100.7 Th...[Read More]