Urban One has announced that St. Louis Operations Manager Jowcol ‘Boogie D’ Dolby will add those duties for its Detroit cluster as well. Dolby fills the role held by Nate Bell prior to his exit in September. He will now oversee the day-to-day programming of Urban Oldies “Soul 99.9” W260CB/WDMK-HD2, Gospel “Praise 102.7” WPZR, Urban AC “105.9 Kiss-FM” WDMK, and Urban “Hot 107.5” WGPR in Detroit in addition to Urban AC “95.5 The Lou” WFUN and Urban “Hot 104.1” WHHL St. Louis. To assist Dolby when out of town, the company has promoted WDMK midday host Fawn ‘Fantasee Blu’ Connelly and WGPR middayer Arthur ‘A+’ Willis to Assistant Program Director roles for their respective stations.
Update 10/31: As expected, “Praise 102.7” debuted this morning. The station is operating with new WPZR calls already in place. Update 10/26: After two days of looping Boys II Men, WGPR took over the programming of “Hot 102.7” WHTD as “Hot 107.5” at 5:00pm today. Listen to the launch of Hot 107.5 and the end of WGPR at FormatChange.com. The new “Praise 102.7” Gospel format at 102.7 is scheduled to debut on Monday, October 31. Update 10/24: At midnight, Radio-One assumed operations of WGPR. The station is currently looping Boys II Men’s “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” while telling listeners to move to Radio-One’s “Kiss 105.9” WDMK. “Hot 102.7” WHTD has begun promoting its move to...[Read More]