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]
Jeff Miles has found a temporary gig as interim morning host at Entercom Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC Detroit. Miles, the former morning host at 102.5 WKLB Boston and “Y100” KCYY San Antonio will fill the slot created by the departure of Bobby Mitchell and Stacey DuFord at the end of 2017 until a new show is in place. Miles has also hosted middays at Cumulus CHR “Q100” WWWQ Atlanta and afternoons at 95.5 WPLJ New York during his career. Beasley Media Urban “Power 98” 97.9 WPEG Concord/Charlotte NC has promoted Music Director/Morning co-host Brian ‘Mr. Incognito’ Robinson to Assistant Program Director. Beasley Media Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces Brian “Mr. Incognito” Robinson has been promoted to...[Read More]
After being placed on leave earlier this month pending investigations into allegations of inappropriate conduct, New York Public Radio has terminated hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz. In a statement published at WNYC.org spokesperson Jennifer Houlihan Roussel wrote, “New York Public Radio has terminated the employment of Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz following two separate investigations overseen by outside counsel. These investigations found that each individual had violated our standards for providing an inclusive, appropriate, and respectful work environment. In each investigation, an outside investigator interviewed multiple witnesses as well as Lopate and Schwartz.” The 77 year old Lopate had been with WNYC since 1985 and had been hosting the station’s 12-2pm sh...[Read More]
WNYC and Minnesota Public Radio are launching a nightly call-in show “Indivisible” on Monday, January 23. Politico reports that the show will air Monday through Thursday nights for fourteen weeks focusing on Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Each night will have a different theme and host. Mondays will be hosted by Kai Wright and The Economist writers John Prideaux and Anne McElvoy with a focus on “how the world is reacting to the changes that are coming to Washington.” Tuesdays will feature WNYC’s Brian Lehrer on “how and how quickly American norms are changing”. Former 620 WTMJ Milwaukee late morning host Charlie Sykes, who exited the station last month despite becoming one of the top Conservative critics of Trump will host on Wednesdays. ...[Read More]
New York Public Radio’s WNYC and longtime New York radio host Jonathan Schwartz are launching “The Jonathan Channel“, an Adult Standards streaming channel on November 1 at 12pm. Schwartz is best known for his long stints at 1130 WNEW, 1560 WQEW, and WNYC in New York along with being the PD and host on XM’s Adult Standards channels. He departed SiriusXM this summer, but has retained his Saturday night and Sunday afternoon shows on WNYC. The Jonathan Channel, which will be available on both IHeartRadio and TuneIn, will feature core artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday along with modern standards from the likes of Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Jane Monheit, and Nancy LaMott. The press rele...[Read More]
The state of New Jersey has announced its plans to get out of the media industry. The state will retain ownership of its four television stations, but will transfer operation of NJN to WNET-TV. WNET will rebrand the stations as NJTV beginning on July 1, pending approval by the state legislature. Its nine radio stations will be sold and split between Philadelphia’s WHYY and New York Public Radio. 89.9 WNJM Manahawkin, 90.3 WNJZ Cape May Court House, 89.7 WNJN-FM Atlantic City, 89.3 WNJB-FM Bridgeton, and 88.1 WNJS Berlin go to WHYY for just under $1 Million. New York Public Media, owners of 820 WNYC, 93.9 WNYC-FM and 105.9 WQXR add four signals; 88.1 WNJT Trenton, 90.3 WNJO Toms River, 88.5 WNJP Sussex, and 89.3 WNJY Netcong for $1.8 Million.