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People Moves 1/18: Those 2 Girls Reunite In Miami

Tamara Gant has announced her exit from her position as producer/co-host of the syndicated Michael Baisden Show to join Entercom AC “101.5 Lite-FM” WLYF Miami as morning co-host starting Monday, January 22. The move to WLYF will reunite her with incumbent co-host Julie Guy, where they were known as “Those 2 Girls in The Morning” on Cox Media Group AC “97.3 The Coast” WFLC from 2006 to 2012. New WLYF Program Director Andy Holt served as WFLC Program Director during part of that timeframe. No word on the status of Guy’s current co-host Evelyn Curry. Doug Podell, who exited afternoons at Beasley Media Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX Detroit in November after 23 years with the company, has joined Cumulus Country “Nash-FM 93.1” WDRQ for weekends star...[Read More]

Marianne Sierk Joins Kirk McEwen In Afternoons At 98 Rock Baltimore

Hearst Rock “98 Rock” 97.9 WIYY Baltimore has added Marianne Sierk to Kirk McEwen’s afternoon show. Sierk joins WIYY from iHeartMedia Hot Talk/Rock “Radio 95.1” WAIO Rochester where she was part of the Brother Wease morning show. Also a stand-up comedian, Sierk has appeared on many television programs as a panelist. 98 Rock is happy to welcome Marianne Sierk to the on-air line up. Marianne will join Kirk McEwen each weekday from 3-7pm. Marianne has appeared on dozens of episodes of VH1 shows such as “I Love The 80’s,” Tru TV’s “World’s Dumbest,” Comedy.TV on ABC, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” and even across the pond on the BBC’s “The World Stands Up.” Now she is bringing her quick wit to 98 Rock’s afternoons with Kirk McEwen. “I’m thrilled to be a part o...[Read More]

Kirk McEwen Rejoins 98 Rock Baltimore For Afternoons

After an nine year absence Kirk McEwen is returning to Hearst’s “98 Rock” 97.9 WIYY Baltimore for afternoons. McEwen was part of the “Kirk & Mark” morning show with Mike “Mark” Ondayko from 1995 until exiting the station for CBS’ then Hot Talk “105.7 Free-FM” WHFS. After that station flipped to Sports, McEwen spent time in Washington, DC at Citadel’s “105.9 The Edge” WVRX and Tampa at CBS’ “98.7 The Fan” WHFS until Beasley took over and flipped it to Rock “Bubba 98.7” WBRN-FM. His return to WIYY coincides with the retirement last Friday of Sarah Fleischer after 38 years (the last 27 of which were in middays). Current afternoon host Amelia moves to the 10am-3pm slot. McEwen will ...[Read More]