Beasley Media AC “Magic 98.3” WMGQ New Brunswick NJ has promoted fill-in host Maryann Morgan to morning co-host aside Joel Katz. Morgan previously hosted nights at WMGQ in the 1990s, while Katz himself recently returned to fulltime status at station to take the morning show following the exit of Chris McCoy when Beasley closed on the purchase of the station along with the rest of Greater Media. Joel Katz just got a studio mate! He has invited Magic 98.3 show host Maryann Morgan to be his co-host. Their morning show airs 5:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., Mondays through Fridays. “We are so happy to be waking up Central Jersey every morning! Well, that is… of course…excluding my Saturdays, my Sundays, my long weekends and my vacation days! ” Joel said, with a smile. “This could be the best mo...[Read More]
Jeff Rafter has exited his role as OM/PD/Afternoon host at Beasley AC “Magic 98.3” WMGQ New Brunswick NJ to join Press Communications as Vice President of Programming. Rafter will directly oversee Hot AC “Fun 107.1” WWZY Long Branch, Oldies 1410 WHTG Eatontown, and Soft AC “99.7 The Island” WBHX Tuckerton NJ. He had been with WMGQ since 2007 and had been with Greater Media since 2002 as OM/PD of Classic Hits 100.1 WJRZ Manahawkin. Rafter also spent a decade as OM/PD of AC 92.7 WOBM-FM Toms River. Press also owns CHR “B98.5” WBBO Ocean Acres and Country simulcast “Thunder 106” 106.3 WKMK Eatontown/106.5 WTHJ Bass River Township NJ.
Another of Greater Media’s senior managers will remain with Beasley Media following the company’s acquisition. Dan Finn, who has served as Regional General Manager and Senior Vice President for Greater Media New Jersey since 2001, will remain in charge of those properties with the new title of Senior Vice President/Market Manager. Finn also served as President/Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Broadcasting prior to Greater Media’s acquisition of the company in 2001. The stations Finn oversees serve three markets in New Jersey: Rock 105.5 WDHA-FM Dover and Oldies 1250 WMTR Morristown are in the Morristown market, AC “Magic 98.3” WMGQ and Talk 1450 WCTC New Brunswick are located in the Middlesex/Somerset/Union market. Rock “95.9 The Rat” WRAT Poi...[Read More]
We start our semi-regular look at FCC applications in Boston where Horizon Christian Fellowship is looking to relocate 103.7 W279BQ Gloucester, MA to the John Hancock Tower in downtown Boston. If approved, the translator will operate with 10 watts. It is currently licensed to rebroadcast Christian “Renew-FM” 90.1 WRYP Wellfleet, MA. Translators have had a hard time completing upgrades in Detroit due to its proximity to the Canadian border and tight spacing to nearby markets. That isn’t stopping EMF from making an attempt to increase the signal at its 98.3 W252BX. The translator has applied to upgrade to a directional 250 watts pointed directly towards downtown Detroit from its current 170 watt license. With the change, the translator will shift from rebroadcasting a subch...[Read More]
Update 6/30: A week after being let go from the afternoon shift, Ray Rossi will return to New Jersey 101.5 to host a late night show from 11pm to 3am daily beginning July 11. The timeslot had previously featured replays of daytime programming. Original Report 6/24: Millennium Radio Group Talk/Classic Hits “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton has announced that Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle will join the station for afternoons beginning Tuesday, July 5. The pair previously hosted in the slot from 1993 to 1999 before moving to Detroit where they worked at CBS’ 97.1 WKRK/WXYT and Greater Media’s 94.7 WCSX through January 2010. The duo will replace “The Jersey Guys” Casey Bartholomew and Ray Rossi, whose contracts were not renewed.