97.1 Washington DC

Toby Knapp Moves To Mornings At WASH

iHeartMedia Washington DC continues its week of announcements with the move of Toby Knapp from afternoons at CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT to mornings at AC 97.1 WASH. Knapp, who has spent the past eleven years as APD/Afternoon Host at WIHT, will join incumbent co-host Chilli Amar starting on Monday, December 4. He fills the void created by the departure of Loo Katz in early November. He will also remain in afternoons at WIHT through the end of the year. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. announced today that Toby Knapp has been named as the new co-host for the morning show on 97.1 WASH-FM, Washington’s Variety of the 80’s, 90’s and Today, effective Monday, December 4, 2017. The 97.1 WASH-FM morning show broadcasts weekdays from 5 – 10 a.m. Knapp will join current co-host Chilli Amar to bring ...[Read More]

Jill Kempton Joins WASH Washington As Program Director

iHeartMedia continues its revamp of the programming department at its Washington DC cluster with the appointment of Jill Kempton as Program Director of AC 97.1 WASH Washington. Kempton has spent the past five and a half years as Assistant PD/Music Director/Imaging Director for AC “106.7 Lite-FM” WLTW New York after also working for eight years at Jerry Lee Broadcasting AC “B101” WBEB Philadelphia. She takes the WASH programming reins from Tommy Chuck, who programmed WASH and sister CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT until moving to Tampa as Senior VP/Programming earlier this month. Rob Cruz was appointed WIHT Program Director yesterday. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. announced today that Jill Kempton has been named Program Director for 97.1 WASH-FM, Washington’s Variety ...[Read More]

WASH Makes Morning Change As Loo Katz Exits

After seventeen years with the station with fourteen of those in mornings Loo Katz is out at iHeartMedia AC 97.1 WASH Washington DC. Katz has spent 46 years on the air in the Washington market with runs at 95.5 WPGC, 105.1 WAVA, and “Mix 107.3” WRQX prior to joining WASH in 2000. Co-host Chilli Amar will remain in place while. Katz wrote on Facebook: Today, after 17 years, I was fired from my longtime job at 97.1 WASH-FM. The reason given to me was ‘poor ratings’ and ‘it was time for a change.’ I had just completed my 14th year of hosting Morning Drive along with the almost 3 years of doing afternoons.

Tommy Chuck Returns To Tampa As IHeartMedia SVP/Programming

iHeartMedia has promoted Tommy Chuck to Senior Vice President of Programming for its Tampa and Sarasota markets. Chuck has worked for iHeart since 2000 working his way through Chattanooga, Birmingham, and Orlando before spending 2007-2015 as Program Director of CHR 93.3 WFLZ and Hot AC “Mix 100.7” WMTX Tampa. He then moved to Washington/Baltimore as PD of CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC and Country 93.1 WPOC Baltimore before giving up WPOC and adding those duties at AC 97.1 WASH-FM Washington last year. In addition to overseeing programming in both markets, Chuck will serve as Program Director of Country “US 103.5” WFUS. iHeartMedia announced today that Tommy Chuck has been named the Senior Vice President of Programming for the Tampa-Sarasota Area. iHe...[Read More]

Jeff Wyatt Named iHeartMedia Baltimore SVP/Programming; Tommy Chuck WASH-FM PD

iHeartMedia has appointed Jeff Wyatt as SVP/Programming for its Baltimore MD cluster. Wyatt had been serving as VP/Programming for the company’s Virginia-Carolina region overseeing stations in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh NC, Greenville SC, and Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke and Winchester VA. He also was Program Director for Country “96.9 The Kat” WKKT Statesville/Charlotte. In his new position, Wyatt will be Program Director of Country 93.1 WPOC and Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” WQSR while overseeing CHR “Z104.3” WZFT and Gospel “Heaven 600” WCAO. Along with the appointment of Wyatt, iHeart has announced that Tommy Chuck, Program Director of CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC and WPOC will add simil...[Read More]