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Hot 103.7 New Orleans Shifts To Classic R&B

Nearly a year to the day after debuting as a younger skewing Urban AC, Entercom’s “Hot 103.7” 1350 WWWL/103.7 W279DF New Orleans relaunched with Classic R&B on Valentines Day at 12pm. Focusing on R&B from the 1970s and 80s, the station is now attacking iHeartMedia Urban AC 98.5 WYLD-FM and Cumulus Media’s “Old School 106.7” KMEZ from the older end as opposed to the younger. No airstaff changes were made as Big Abe remains in mornings and Suga Rae in middays. The first hour of the new version of Hot 103.7 consisted of: McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now New Edition – Cool It Now Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough El DeBarge – Love Me In a Special Way Eu – Doin D...[Read More]

Chris Wegmann Named Entercom New Orleans Market Manager

Entercom has announced that former Radio One Radio Division President Chris Wegmann will come out of retirement to serve as Vice President and Market Manager for its New Orleans cluster. Wegmann fills to opening created by the retirement of Chris Claus earlier this month. The 40 year radio veteran will oversee News/Talk 870 WWL/105.3 WWL-FM, Classic Rock “95.7 The Bayou” WKBU, CHR “B97” 97.1 WEZB, AC “Magic 101.9” WLMG, and Urban AC “Hot 103.7” 1350 WWWL/103.7 W279DF. Wegmann retired from his position at Radio One in April 2016. Prior to being promoted to President of the radio division in November 2013, he was a Regional VP overseeing Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Washington DC for the company. The New Orleans native has a...[Read More]

Hot 103.7 New Orleans Sets On-Air/Programming Staff

Entercom has finally gotten around to officially announcing the launch of Urban AC “Hot 103.7” 1350 WWWL/103.7 W279DF New Orleans. The station, which launched on February 9, also announced its morning and afternoon on-air personalities. Abraham ‘Big Abe’ Johnson, who previously hosted mornings at Cumulus Urban “Power 102.9” KKND in the market joins WWWL for mornings. Terrence ‘Terry Bello’ Burton joins the station as MD/Afternoon host. Bello most recently hosted weekends at Cumulus’ “Radio 103.9” WNBM New York and has worked in Cleveland, Detroit, and Atlanta as well as hosting the syndicated “Soul Lounge” from 2001-2012. Tom ‘Jammer’ Naylor, PD of sister CHR “B97” WEZB has added those dut...[Read More]

Hot 103.7 New Orleans Debuts As Younger Skewing Urban AC

Entercom launched Urban AC “Hot 103.7” 1350 WWWL/103.7 W279DF New Orleans at 12pm today. The new format directly attacks iHeartMedia market leading Urban AC 98.5 WYLD-FM and Cumulus’ “Old School 106.7” KMEZ with a younger skewing take on the format. WWWL is focusing solely on R&B hits from the 1990s through now as opposed to the 1970s through now playlists of its two competitors. The first hour of Hot 103.7 consisted of: Rhianna – Rude Boy Solange – Cranes In The Sky Nelly – Dilemma Faith Evans – Love Like This Trey Songz – Push It On Me Jamie Foxx – Blame It Sparkle – Be Careful Cee-lo/Melanie Fiona – Fool For You Ghost Town DJs – My Boo Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me Tamia – So Into You Jahe...[Read More]

Entercom Launches 3WL New Orleans

Update 10/14: WWWL transitioned from “ESPN 1350” to “3WL” this morning. “3WL 1350 celebrates the three greatest passions of New Orleanians: sports, food and fun! Think of 3WL as a radio station as tasty as gumbo, as fun as Mardi Gras and as passionate as Saints fans on Sundays,” said Chris Claus, Vice President and General Manager of Entercom New Orleans. “In the three weeks since we announced 3WL, the response has been overwhelming. 3WL is perfectly set up to succeed and deliver real results for our advertisers.” Award-winning WWL Operations & Program Director, Diane Newman, who will oversee 3WL, commented on the launch, “Today is the culmination of a lot of hard work and planning. Our lineup from top to bottom is as good as any in the country. With sports in ...[Read More]