98.3 Long Island

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]

Fabricated Bit Leads To Long Island Morning Show Suspension

Connoisseur Media AC “K98.3” WKJY Hempstead, NY morning hosts Steve Harper and Leeana Karlson have been suspended after fabricating a letter from a parent who would not allow their child to attend a birthday party of a child of a same-sex couple. Harper and Karlson stated that they created the letter with the intention of creating “healthy discourse on a highly passionate topic” and doing so without without the knowledge of the station management or ownership. However, they fail to state that Harper IS part of WKJY management as he is also the Program Director for the station. No word on whether he has been suspended from that position while off the air. At this time WKJY’s website is down amidst a massive backlash to the bit calling for the hosts to be fired....[Read More]

Connoisseur Media Acquires Long Island Radio Group

Connoisseur Media has purchased Barnstable Broadcasting’s Long Island Radio Group for $23 Million. The four stations involved in the sale are 90s Hits “94X” 94.3 WIGX, AC “98.3 K-Joy” WKJY, Classic Hits “B103” WBZO, and Standards 1100 WHLI. Connoisseur currently operates 22 other stations in Bloomington IL, Huntington WV, Billing, MT, Wichita KS, Erie PA, Omaha NE, Rapid City SD, and Bismarck ND. Barnstable previously sold Classic Rock 103.9 WRCN and what is now Country 96.1 WJVC from their Long Island cluster to JVC Media for $3 Million in October 2010.