iHeartMedia Rhythmic Throwbacks “Real 106.1” WISX Philadelphia has added Shila Nathan as co-host of Chio in the Morning. Nathan most recently hosted middays at Cumulus Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH Newark NJ, but previously served as Chio’s co-host at Rhythmic CHR “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia. Nathan also worked in Philadelphia as Danny Bonnaduce’s co-host at Rock 94.1 WYSP and at stations in Scranton, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. With Nathan joining Chio in the Morning, former co-host Nicole will fill the midday slot at WISX. Additionally, Johnny Vazquez moves from weekends/mixes at sister Urban “Power 99” 98.9 WUSL to afternoons at Real 106.1. He will continue to also host afternoons at Spanish Tropical “Rumba 92.3...[Read More]
After a brief all-request stunt, iHeartMedia has flipped Hot AC “Mix 106.1” WISX Philadelphia to Classic Hip-Hop “Real 106.1“. WISX had been hurt by CBS Radio’s launch of AC “Today’s 96.5” at the start of this year. In the May 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings, WISX ranked 18th in the Philadelphia market with a 2.1 share. The new format is the second attempt at Classic Hip-Hop in the market. Urban One’s “Boom 107.9” WPHI was Classic Hip-Hop from November 2014 until its move to 103.9 and addition of currents in September 2016. The new format is running commercial free through the July 4 weekend. Chio will remain in place for mornings, but the station drops the syndicated Ryan Seacrest and Mario Lopez with the change. Listen to the l...[Read More]
Clear Channel Hot AC “Mix 106.1” WISX Philadelphia is returning Chio In The Morning to the market. Chio will join incumbent co-host Nicole Michalik in the 6-9am slot most recently held by Logan, who exited last week. He is currently hosting mornings at Clear Channel Rhythmic AC “95.7 Kiss-FM” KSSX San Diego and will continue in that role in addition to WISX. Chio spent two tours of duty at CHR “Q102” WIOQ including a run in mornings from 2000 until 2006. Following a brief stay in San Diego, he joined Rhythmic CHR “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM for mornings until late 2012. In addition to those stations, Chio has spent time at Z100 New York, KPTY Phoenix, and KHTS, KKLQ, XHRM and XHTZ in the San Diego market.