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Java Joel Murphy Takes WAKS Cleveland PD Reigns; Keith Abrams Adds WMMS

Following the move of Chris Tyler to Classic Rock 100.7 WZLX Boston, iHeartMedia Cleveland has filled the roles at his former stations. ‘Java’ Joel Murphy will move up from Assistant Program Director/Music Director to fill the Program Director role at CHR “96.5 Kiss-FM” WAKS. Murphy has been with WAKS since 2006 and has moved up the ranks from night host to his current role in addition to serving as afternoon host. He has also worked at “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago, 97.9 WPXY Rochester, and “Hot 107.9” WWHT Syracuse in his career and also served as Music Director for Variety Hits “106.5 The Lake” WHLK from 2011-2015. Keith Abrams, who serves as Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s North Ohio Region, will ad...[Read More]

Chris Tyler Joins WZLX Boston As Program Director

New iHeartMedia acquisition 100.7 WZLX Boston has named Chris Tyler as Program Director. Tyler joins WZLX from iHeartMedia Cleveland where he has programmed CHR “96.5 Kiss-FM” WAKS, Alternative “99X” W256BT, and Rock 100.7 WMMS since January 2014. He previously served as SVP/Programming for the company’s Providence RI cluster where he also programmed Rock 94.1 WHJY. He previously worked in Boston on-air and later as APD/MD and then PD of iHeart’s Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 94.5” WJMN and CHR “Kiss 108” WXKS-FM. Tyler supplants Mike Thomas, who moved to Beasley Media with Sports “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM. iHeartMedia Boston has announced that Chris Tyler has been named Program Director of Classic Rock WZLX effective i...[Read More]