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]
Walton & Johnson made their move to iHeartMedia News/Talk 99.5 WRNO New Orleans and 1150 WJBO Baton Rouge this morning. The show had been heard on Guaranty Broadcasting Classic Rock “Eagle 98.1” WDGL, which like Entercom’s “Bayou 95.7” WKBU New Orleans released a statement that the show left them. In order to keep the show available on FM in Baton Rouge, iHeart flipped Oldies “Downtown 97.7” K249DV to a simulcast of WJBO. Dedicated Eagle 98.1 Fans, Baton Rouge’s number one radio station and multiple Louisiana Radio Station of the year winner, Eagle 98.1, will introduce to you a new live and LOCAL morning show on January 9th. Our old Houston based morning show left us. Guaranty Media, Baton Rouge’s only locally owned radio company, appreciates ...[Read More]
With the syndicated Walton & Johnson departing Entercom Classic Rock “Bayou 95.7” WKBU New Orleans, the station has tabbed John Osterlind to fill the slot starting Monday, January 9. Osterlind previously hosted 5-8pm at iHeartMedia Talk 99.5 WRNO until being laid off in January 2015. Prior to coming to New Orleans he worked at Rock stations in the northeast under the on-air name ‘Ozone’ including nine years at Entercom’s 107.3 WAAF Boston. He made the move to talk in 2001 co-hosting mornings at Entercom’s 680 WRKO Boston with congressman Peter Blute.