iHeartMedia Rhythmic AC “Movin 107.7” WMOV-FM Norfolk VA has named Danny Meyers as its new Program Director/Morning Host. Meyers exited Mel Wheeler Inc. CHR “K92” 92.3 WXLK Roanoke as APD/Morning host after fourteen years at the end of 2016 in preparation of joining WMOV-FM. He has also worked at 95.5 WPLJ New York, “Star 93.7” WQSX Boston, and “Mix 95.7” WMWX Philadelphia in his career. Meyers supplants Chuck Doud in mornings at WMOV after Doud left in November to join WHRO Public Media as Director of Radio and Audience Strategy. Tricia remains in place as co-host. WHAT: iHeartMedia Norfolk’s Movin 107.7, Hampton Roads Feel Good Music, announced today that Danny Meyers has been named the new Program Director and morning personality. Meyers w...[Read More]
Tias Schuster is returning to Norfolk VA as Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia. Schuster, who previously programmed Entercom Rhythmic CHR “Z104” 104.5 WNVZ from from 2007-2012, returns to the market from Rochester NY where he programmed Hot AC “100.5 The Drive” WDVI and CHR “Kiss 106.7” WKGS for iHeart. Schuster has also programmed Entercom CHR’s “B93.7” WFBC-FM Greenville SC and 98.5 WKRZ Wilkes-Barre PA during his career. In Norfolk he will oversee iHeartMedia’s four station cluster while serving as day-to-day Program Director of CHR “Now 105” 105.3 WNOH and Rhythmic AC “Movin 107.7” WMOV-FM. Just like Zac Davis in Richmond, Schuster fills the spot vacated by AJ’s move to St. Louis...[Read More]
Update 11/3: All further updates to the list of Christmas stations will be made here. Update 11/2: The shifts to Christmas continue to come as Entercom AC “Star 102.5” WTSS Buffalo and Clear Channel AC’s “Magic 93.7” WMJY Biloxi and 105.9 KGBX Springfield, MO join the list of stations. A second Buffalo station, Townsquare Media AC “96.1 Joy-FM” WJYE joined WTSS at 2:00pm. Original Report 11/1: As the calendar changes to November, stations across the country have begun to make the move to Christmas music for the holiday season. Norfolk, VA and Louisville have already seen two stations in their markets make the move today. In Norfolk, Entercom AC “The New 101.3” WWDE flipped at midnight and was joined by Clear Channel Rhythmic AC “M...[Read More]
It’s that time of the year again as stations across the country shift to Christmas music for the season. Quite a few of these stations will use the temporary ratings boost to launch a new format after the holidays. This year could bring more flips than usual as many stations will be affiliating with the new CBS Sports Radio set to debut on January 2, 2013. This list will compile all the stations we at RadioInsight are monitoring for pending format changes and will be updated continuously. Confirmed Flips Multiple Markets: CBS will flip “ESPN 1300” WJZ Baltimore, “America’s Talk 1660” WBCN Charlotte, “Talkradio 1270” WXYT Detroit, “Talk 650” KIKK Houston, “KYDZ Radio 1140” KYDZ Las Vegas, 610 WIP Philadelphia, “ES...[Read More]
Clear Channel Rhythmic AC “Movin 107.7” WMOV-FM Norfolk has dropped its branding for Christmas music as “Christmas 107.7“. While not a complete guarantee the station will be dropping the regular format permanently, the fact that the station has dropped its Movin’ moniker places the station on our Post-Christmas Format Change watchlist.
Update 3/31: The divorce has been finalized in Norfolk. Clear Channel has broken apart the simulcast of Urban AC “Kiss-FM” on 92.1 WKSA and 107.7 WKUS. At 3:00pm, 107.7 debuted its new “Movin 107.7” identity with a shift to Rhythmic AC. Clear Channel describes the station as “showcasing the best in retro, hip hop, R&B, classic dance hits and more from the 1990s, and will feature artists like Madonna, Prince, Beyonce, Earth Wind and Fire, Mariah Carey, Kool & The Gang, TLC, Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas and more. Travis Dylan, Operations Manager of Clear Channel’s Norfolk cluster will program the station. Clear Channel has applied for the WMOV-FM call letters for use on 107.7. The first hour of “Movin 107.7” featured: 2 Unlimited ...[Read More]