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Heather Davis Joins WQDR Raleigh As APD/MD/Midday Host

Curtis Media Country 94.7 WQDR Raleigh NC has appointed Heather Davis as Assistant Program Director/Music Director and midday host. Davis joins WQDR from Cumulus Media’s “103.3 Nash-FM” WKDF Nashville where she has hosted middays since May 2016. Davis previously worked part-time for WQDR and its sister stations in Raleigh as well as spending time as morning co-host at WRNS New Bern and WQSH Albany NY as well as midday host at WGNA Albany and WJYE Buffalo NY.

People Moves 8/31: A Rushed Departure From KQBT

Rudy Rush has departed afternoons at iHeartMedia Urban “93.7 The Beat” KQBT Houston to focus on his comedy career for now. Rush previously hosted the syndicated “Afternoon Rush” that took the place of the Doug Banks Show following Banks’ passing in 2016. With his exit, midday host Carmen Contreras has moved to afternoons with Ashlee Young currently listed in the 9am-2pm slot. After 29 years with CHR “Z102.9” KZIA Cedar Rapids, Scott Schulte is exiting as morning host on September 7 to relocate to Connecticut to be with his fiancee. Current co-host Clare Duffy will be paired with Dancin’ Eric Hanson for the rebranded “Morning Scramble” starting Monday, September 10. Sean Cash is departing Curtis Media Country 94.7 WQDR Raleigh NC w...[Read More]

Mike Biddle Named WQDR Program Director

Curtis Media Country 94.7 WQDR Raleigh NC has appointed Mike Biddle as Program Director following the death of Lisa McKay. This marks the third tour at Curtis Media Raleigh for Biddle who first hosted nights and later moved up to APD/MD/Midday host from 2002-2007 under the name ‘Mad Dawg’. After programming and hosting mornings at Inner Banks Media’s “Thunder Country 96.3” WRHT Greenville NC from 2007-2010 he returned to Curtis to Program CHR “Pulse-FM” 96.9 WWPL Goldsboro/102.5 WPLW Hillsborough from 2010-2016. He most recently served as Operations Manager at Raleigh based digital marketing agency Heart+Hammer. His career started working under McKay at CHR “Q94” WRVQ Richmond VA. Curtis Media Group has hired Mike Biddle as Program Dire...[Read More]

People Moves 2/15: Marty Young Takes Mornings At KVOO Tulsa

Scripps Country 98.5 KVOO Tulsa has tabbed 94.7 WQDR Raleigh morning co-host Marty ‘The One Man Party’ Young as its new morning host. Young has been with WQDR since 2002 and part of the “Q Morning Crew” with Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers? since 2006. At KVOO, he fills the opening created by Rowdy Yates’ exit last September alongside Sunny Leigh. Mark Bolger has exited mornings at Townsquare Media Hot AC “Mix 97.7” WCZX Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie NY after seven years at the station. Bolger has been a staple in mornings in the Hudson Valley since 1987, first at CHR “K104” 104.7 WSPK and later 93.3 WBWZ before joining WCZX. With Bolger’s exit, co-host Taylor Dickson is now anchoring mornings solo. iHeartMedia has appointed Lindsay Laz...[Read More]

WQDR’s Lisa McKay Passes Away Days After Taking Leave Of Absence

Lisa McKay passed away on early Sunday morning just two days after taking a leave of absence from her duties as Curtis Media VP/Programming and Program Director/Afternoon Host at Country 94.7 WQDR Raleigh after a brief bout with cancer. McKay had been with WQDR since 2002 and later rose to Station Manager in 2010 and Vice President of Programming for the company in 2014. Prior to coming to Raleigh, she spent nearly twelve years at CHR “Q94” 94.5 WRVQ Richmond VA starting as midday host and then moving up to Music Director and then Program Director in 1992. Curtis Media President Trip Savery released a statement on behalf of the company: “It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news of Lisa’s passing. She had a tremendous and positive impact on so many people’s live...[Read More]