97.3 Miami

Cox Media Group Promotes Jill Strada & Crystal Gans In Miami

Cox Media Group has made a pair of promotions at its Miami cluster. Jill Strada rises from Director of Branding and Programming at CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC and Urban “99 Jams” 99.1 WEDR to Director of Operations adding oversight of all programming marketing, promotions, and digital content at those two stations plus Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ and Urban AC “Hot 105” 105.1 WHQT. Strada joined WFLC as programmer in 2014 and added duties at WEDR the following year. Strada previously programmed crosstown Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” WPOW Miami as well as Cox’ “Power 95.3” WPYO Orlando and Emmis’ Urban “Hot 97” WQHT and now-defunct Urban AC “98.7 Kiss-FM” WRKS New York Concurrently, Crystal Gans rises from Digital Sales Manager for the four Miami stations to ...[Read More]

Lulu & Lala Take Nights At WKTU

Lulu & Lala will exit afternoons at Cox CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC Miami for nights at iHeartMedia Rhythmic Hot AC 103.5 WKTU New York. Twin sisters Marissa and Marianela Gonzalez are New Jersey natives that began their radio careers at Univision Spanish CHR “X96.3” WXNY in 2007 and co-hosted Ty Bentli’s morning show on CBS CHR “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York in 2012-2013. They joined WFLC for afternoons in November 2014. They also worked on multiple Univision television programs while at WXNY. The fill the vacancy created by Jagger’s promotion last month to Program Director of iHeart’s two CHRs in Connecticut. iHeartMedia New York today announced that popular twin duo Lulu and Lala have joined 103.5 KTU, The Beat of New York as nighttime ho...[Read More]

Jill Strada Adds WEDR To Cox Miami Duties

One year after joining Cox Media CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC Miami and Director of Branding and Programming, Jill Strada is adding identical duties at Urban “99 Jamz” WEDR. Strada replaces Derrick Baker, who exits after serving as PD since 2006 and nearly twenty years with the company. Prior to joining WFLC last year, Strada previously programmed crosstown Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” WPOW Miami as well as Cox’ “Power 95.3” WPYO Orlando and Emmis’ Urban “Hot 97” WQHT and now-defunct Urban AC “98.7 Kiss-FM” WRKS New York. Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami’s Jill Strada is tapped to oversee the branding and programming of ’99 Jamz’ WEDR and ‘Hits 97.3.’ In this role, Strada will be responsible for coaching and developing on-ai...[Read More]

DJ Laz Joins Hits 97.3 Miami

DJ Laz has found a new home in the Miami market as he will join Cox CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC Miami for mornings beginning Monday, August 25. Laz will be joined by Miss Kimmy, who currently serves as the local voice on sister Urban “99 Jamz” WEDR during the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. Laz previously spent 22 years at Beasley’s “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW and until last November was heard on SBS’ now defunct duo “DJ 106.7” WRMA in Miami and “Latino 96.3” KXOL Los Angeles. WFLC has been without a morning show since the station cancelled the KVJ Show at the end of April. Kevin, Virginia and Jason have since returned to the West Palm Beach market on Digity Media’s 97.9 WRMF.

WFLC Miami Cancels KVJ Show

Less than a year after making the high-profile addition of the KVJ Show for mornings, Cox CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC Miami has cancelled the program. Hosts Kevin Rolston, Virginia Sinicki, Jason Pennington and producer Heather Nelson departed Clear Channel CHR “Wild 95.5” WLDI West Palm Beach for WFLC in July 2013, which later flipped from Hot AC “Coast” to CHR. In recent weeks the trio have had most of their Talk elements removed in favor of a more-music presentation. All references to the show has been wiped from the station’s website. GossipExtra.com reports that they remain under contract to Cox, but are no longer required to show up for work and “have been cleared to look for another gig starting Monday”. The move comes a day after Cox h...[Read More]

Hits 97.3 Debuts In Miami

Update 1/17: At 10am, WFLC flipped to CHR “Hits 97.3“. The Kevin, Virginia, and Jason morning show and the remainder of the airstaff will remain in place at WFLC with the change as the station places more of an emphasis in competing against Clear Channel’s “Y100” WHYI. The station is emphasizing that listeners will be able to “pick the hits” via a new station app that will enable them to vote on songs to play and leave messages for the station. Listen to the launch of Hits 97.3 at FormatChange.com. The first hour of the new “Hits 97.3” consisted of: Pitbull / Ke$ha – Timber One Republic – Counting Stars Eminem / Rhianna – The Monster Ellie Goulding – Burn Jay Z / Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail Lorde –...[Read More]

KVJ Show Moves To WFLC Miami

The Kevin, Virginia, and Jason Show is moving down Florida’s coast in more ways than one. The program, hosted by Kevin Rolston, Virginia Sinicki and Jason Pennington and producer Heather Nelson will depart Clear Channel’s “Wild 95.5” WLDI West Palm Beach on Friday after 14 years and join Cox Hot AC “97.3 The Coast” WFLC Miami beginning Monday, August 5. The KVJ Show had been regionally syndicated within Florida including 92.7 WEOW Key West. WLDI will be replacing the program with the syndicated Elvis Duran beginning Monday, July 29. The Press Release announcing the move to WFLC follows: Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami is heating up mornings with the new The KVJ Morning Show. Beginning Aug. 5, Miami listeners will wake up to Kevin Rolston, Virginia Sinicki an...[Read More]