Following the relaunch of 102.7 WNEW New York last week, pieces of the on-air puzzle have begun to be revealed. Social media posting indicate that Karen Carson remains in mornings solo following the exit of co-host Jeffrey Jameson with the format change. Midday host Christine Richie has moved to nights from 7pm-12am. Mike Adam remains in afternoons from 3-7pm. Former night host Cane Peterson is moving across the hall to mornings at Alternative “Alt 92.3” WNYL. The move marks a return to the 92.3 frequency as he previous hosted nights and afternoons at the station during its “K-Rock” heyday along with Lee ‘Crazie Cabbie’ Mroszak. Peterson also has worked at VH-1, multiple outlets in the Minneapolis market and had been with WNEW since 2014 with stints in m...[Read More]
Entercom Alternative “Alt 92.3” WNYL New York has added a few more staffers. Bryce Segall has been appointed Music Director and Night Host starting Monday, July 2. Segall previously served as Assistant Program Director and on-air host at Entercom’s “107.7 The End” KNDD Seattle from 2010 to 2013 under current WNYL Program Director Mike Kaplan. Since then he has worked as a freelance music writer and promoter as well as Label Manager for Mad Zoo. Dan Stone joins the station as Imaging Director starting June 25. Stone has served as Creative Services Director for Merlin Media and Cumulus Media Chicago since March 2012 overseeing Alternative 101.1 WKQX and now defunct Classic Rock “97.9 The Loop” WLUP. He previously held similar positions for Clear Chan...[Read More]
Entercom has appointed Mike Kaplan as Senior VP of Programming and Program Director for Alternative “Alt 92.3” WBMP New York. Kaplan most recently served as Program Director for iHeartMedia’s “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles from 2013-2017. He spent eleven years with Entercom programming Alternative “96.5 The Buzz” KRBZ Kansas City and “107.7 The End” KNDD Seattle and CHR “B97” WEZB and Classic Rock “Bayou 95.7” WKBU New Orleans. He began his career in New Jersey working on-air in Atlantic City and Trenton and programming Nassau Broadcasting’s Monmouth/Ocean cluster. Malovetz joins WBMP from sister CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis where she was Assistant Program Director and midday host. She spent the m...[Read More]
Entercom announced its entry to New York in a major way as it has flipped CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York to Alternative “Alt 92.3” at 10am today. Launching with 10,000 songs commercial free, the station fills the long vacant opening in the market which hasn’t had the format in place since Merlin Media’s placeholder “New Rock 101.9” WRXP in 2012. The move takes WBMP out of competition with iHeartMedia CHR “Z100” WHTZ. WBMP ranked 20th in the market with a 2.0 share in the October 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings, while WHTZ was eighth with a 4.8. WBMP also faced a crowded Pop/Rhythmic battlefield that included “Hot 97” WQHT, 103.5 WKTU, and 95.5 WPLJ. Amp Radio closed out with Jay Z’s “Encore” before the...[Read More]
CBS Radio CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York has promoted mixer Jay Dabhi to Music Director. Dabhi fills to void created by the departure of former Music Director/Midday Host Niko Petrou in late July. He will report to New York SVP/Programming Jim Ryan and San Francisco based SVP/Programming and Music Initiatives Michael Martin who oversee WBMP programming. Dabhi has been with WBMP since 2015 and currently does a 12pm mixshow for the station. He also mixes for Pitbull’s Globalization channel on SiriusXM. Jay Dabhi has been promoted to music director at CBS RADIO’s 92.3 AMP Radio in New York. Jay also hosts the station’s weekday afternoon mix show and often broadcasts live on Saturday nights from the metro areas hottest nightclubs. Jay reports to both Jim Ryan, SVP of prog...[Read More]
CBS CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York has filled its vacant morning show opening with Edgar ‘Shoboy‘ Sotelo. Sotelo joins WBMP from sister Regional Mexican “La Grande 107.5” KMVK Dallas where he hosted mornings until the end of 2014. Sotelo will be joined by co-host Nina Hajian, who moves from mornings at CBS’ “Now 100.5” KZZO Sacramento. Micho Rizzo, also joining from KMVK Dallas is the third member of the program. Sotelo is the younger brother of syndicated Spanish host Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo. CBS relaunched 92.3 WBMP as “Amp Radio” in May 2014 and filled out the remainder of its on-air lineup in September. Mornings have been vacant since the station’s relaunch. CBS RADIO station WBMP-FM 92.3 AMP Radio la...[Read More]
CBS CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York will debut its on-air lineup on Monday, September 15. Astra, most recently in middays at Cox CHR 106.1 WBLI Patchouge/Long Island is the first to join the station. She will host afternoons from 3 to 7pm. Niko and DJ Toro, the two staffers who were held over from the previous incarnation as “92.3 Now” will host middays and nights respectively. Niko will be heard from 10:00am to 3:00pm and Toro from 7:00 to 11:00pm. No morning show has been announced yet, but should be forthcoming. Astra has previously worked in New York City as a producer at the now defunct “Mix 102.7” WNEW. Her on-air career includes nights at Dance “Party 105” WPTY and afternoons at Alternative 107.1 WLIR on Long Island.
Update 5/22: WNOW-FM relaunched as “92.3 Amp Radio” at 2pm today. After a brief two hour stunt giving away $1,000 every nine minutes, Amp Radio debuted with a brief launch package leading into “New York’s New Hit Music”. The revamped CHR format is focusing on new music to differentiate it from Clear Channel’s “Z100“. Amp will also be running commercial-free on weekends from 5pm Friday until 12am Monday through Labor Day Weekend. Listen to the launch of Amp Radio 92.3 at FormatChange.com. The first hour of the new 92.3 Amp Radio consisted of: Calvin Harris – Summer Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX – Fancy Lucenzo & Don Omar – Danza Kuduro Tiësto & Matthew Koma – Wasted DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down Fo...[Read More]
Amidst the possibility of the station rebranding as “Amp Radio“, CBS CHR “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York has brought in a new Program Director from the market where the Amp brand is based. Rick Thomas, who has been serving as PD of sister Urban AC “94.7 The Wave” KTWV and Classic Hits “K-Earth 101” KRTH Los Angeles will be transferring to New York to take the reins of 92.3 Now immediately. Thomas has a long history at CHR programming KYLD San Francisco, KSFM Sacramento, and XHTZ San Diego. His Los Angeles position will be filled at a later date. Thomas replaces Rick Gilette who exited the station in December 2013 and has since joined Cumulus’ WRQX Washington DC. Rick Thomas has been named program director for 92.3 NOW (WNOW-FM), CBS RADIO’s...[Read More]
CBS Radio officially launched CHR 92.3 Now at 5:02pm with Black Eyed Peas’ new “Boom Boom Pow” as the first song. Following Van Halen’s “Right Now” the station stunted for a few minutes with a ticking clock and then a sweeper directing listeners to 92.3 HD2 and its website where K-Rock will continue and to sister Sports WFAN. You can hear the end of K-Rock and the launch of 92.3 Now at the Format Change Archive. The RadioInsight.com Net Gnomes broke the news that WXRK would potentially become “Now” on March 2. Click below to see the final hour log for K-Rock and the first hour of Now.
CBS Radio has officially announced the debut of CHR “923 Now” will take place Wednesday March 11 at 5:00pm. The press release follows. New York area listeners and Top 40 music fans everywhere will have more choice to hear their favorite contemporary hit songs when “92.3 NOW FM” launches on Wednesday, March 11 (5:00PM). Kanye West, Beyonce, Pink, Flo-Rida, Akon, Katy Perry, and Justin Timberlake will be among the core artists featured on the experiential CBS RADIO station when it debuts on-air, online (www.923now.com), and on a variety of mobile devices. More than just an over-the-air radio station, 92.3 NOW will also be a digital and mobile destination where audience members and fans alike can stay socially connected through a variety of applications, interactive fe...[Read More]
As we wait for the inevitable flip of 92.3 WXRK New York from Rock to CHR, the first shoe has dropped as Morning Hosts Opie & Anthony have been informed that their services are no longer needed. The show, which normally airs from 6 to 9am before moving to the XM studios for an additional two hours, stayed on WXRK for an extra hour taking calls from listeners about the pending flip and ending their show with a fake flip to “Amp Radio” and playing Rhianna’s “Don’t Stop The Music” before returning to the normal (for now) Rock format. Opie & Anthony will continue to air on Sirius XM. Update 4:45pm: Countdown Clock at 923Now.com is pointing to Wednesday at 5:00pm.