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Magic 94.9 Tampa Fills Morning Opening With Danielle McBroom

Cox Media Group AC “Magic 94.9” WWRM Tampa has appointed Danielle McBroom as its new mornings host. McBroom will take the reins of “Magic Mornings with Danielle” after 10 years at sister Alternative “97X” WSUN where she most recently hosted mornings. She fills the morning opening created when Chadd & Kristy Thomas departed for new Beasley sign-on “B98.7” WPBB at the end of 2016. Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa Radio has named Magic Mornings with Danielle as its new, permanent morning show on Magic 94-9 (WWRM – FM). “We are so excited to have Danielle join our Magic team,” said John Larson, CMG Tampa Radio’s Director of Branding and Programming for WWRM, WXGL and WDUV. “Her experience, creativity, social media expertise and infectious attitud...[Read More]

Rick Thomas Joins Cox Media Group Tampa As Operations Manager

Cox Media Group has appointed Rick Thomas as Operations Manager of its six Tampa stations and Director of Branding and Programming for CHR “Hot 101.5” WPOI. Thomas exited his position as PD of CBS CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York last month following the expiration of his contract. He has also programmed CBS Smooth AC “94.7 The Wave” KTWV and Classic Hits “K-Earth 101.1” KRTH Los Angeles and Broadcast Company of Americas Rhythmic CHR “Z90” XHTZ and Rhythmic Oldies “Magic 92.5” XHRM Tijuana/San Diego. Thomas fills the PD opening at WPOI created by John E. Cage’s exit to join Bonneville Country 98.5 KYGO Denver las September. In addition to WPOI, Cox owns AC “Magic 94.9” WWRM, Alternative “97X&#...[Read More]

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Dan Mason Joins Cox Tampa As OM

Cox Media Group has hired CBS’ “103.3 Amp Radio” WODS Boston Program Director Dan Mason as Operations Manager of its Tampa cluster. Mason will also serve as Director of Branding and Programming for CHR “Hot 101.5” WPOI. Mason will oversee operations for AC “Magic 94.9” WWRM, Alternative “97X” 97.1 WSUN, “Hot 101.5“, Hot Talk “102.5 The Bone” WHPT, Soft AC “105.5 The Dove” WDUV, and Classic Hits “107.3 The Eagle” WXGL. Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa has named Dan Mason as Operations Manager for WSUN-FM 97X, WPOI-FM HOT 101.5, and 102.5 The Bone WHPT-FM, effective Sept. 8. Mason will also serve as HOT 101.5 WPOI-FM’s Director of Branding and Programming. “Dan’s approach to programmi...[Read More]

97X Tampa Gets Crowdsourced & Jockless

Cox Alternative “97X” WSUN-FM Holiday/Tampa, FL has gone jockless and will relaunch at 5pm today with a crowdsourced playlist powered by Listener Driven Radio. The station claims it has expanded its playlist to over 1800 songs from the past 30 years. With the move to the crowdsourced music selection, the station will shift to a jockless presentation. Some of the staffers are being moved within the Cox Tampa cluster. Morning co-host Drew Garabo will expand his midday show on sister Hot Talk “102.5 The Bone” WHPT from two to three hours. Night host Geo will also move to 102.5 as he becomes Spice’s co-host in the evening slot. The morning show posted a video to say farewell to their listeners and to explain the changes. Listener Driven Radio, much like competitor...[Read More]