92.1 Norfolk

DJ Fountz Rejoins iHeartMedia Norfolk As WOWI/WHBT Program Director

iHeartMedia announced that Michael ‘DJ Fountz’ Fournier is returning to the company as Program Director of Urban “103 Jamz” 102.9 WOWI Norfolk and Classic Hip-Hop “92.1 The Beat” WHBT-FM Moyock NC. Fournier had served as Assistant Program Director/Afternoon host until his exit last August as part of the company’s regional layoffs. He began his radio career at WOWI in 2001 as an intern and stayed there until October 2011. After a brief stint at Entercom Rhythmic CHR “Z104” WNVZ he returned as APD in November 2013 and was responsible for the launch of the Classic Hip-Hop format on WHBT-FM in January 2015. iHeartMedia announced today that Michael “DJ Fountz” Fournier has been named Program Director for 103 JAMZ, Norfolk’s No. 1 for H...[Read More]

Tias Schuster Named iHeart Norfolk SVP/Programming

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]

WKSA Norfolk Flips To Classic Hip-Hop

After ten days of stunting as “Missy-FM“, iHeartMedia has flipped former Urban AC “Kiss 92” WKSA Moyock, NC/Norfolk, VA to Classic Hip-Hop “92.1 The Beat“. The station is positioning itself as “The Hampton Road’s Throwback Hip-Hop & R&B” and launching with 5,000 songs commercial-free. As explained below the move is intended to squeeze Entercom Urban AC “95.7 R&B” WVKL. Update 12/26: At 10am today, WKSA began stunting as “Missy-FM” playing nothing but Missy Elliott and other local stars such as Timbaland and Aaliyah. Elliott, a local native of Portsmouth, VA, is voicing imaging stating that she’s taken over the station for the weekend. WKSA is also teasing an announcement coming Monday, Januar...[Read More]

107.7 WKUS Norfolk Movin Towards A Divorce

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]