December 4, 2023


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Beasley Announces Series Of Philadelphia Programming Management Changes

93.3 WMMR Philadelphia Rock Preston Steve Pierre RobertBeasley Media Team has declared a collection of leadership variations at its Philadelphia cluster.

Invoice Weston, who currently serves as Vice President of Expertise Enhancement and System Director of Rock 93.3 WMMR and Common Rock 102.9 WMGK will retire at the close of the calendar year. Weston has led the stations since 2004 following earlier programming WIXV Savannah, WKLR/WDYL Richmond, WHJY Providence, and WAXQ New York.

He will be succeeded at WMMR by Chuck Damico. Damico moves over from the very same job at Sporting activities “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN-FM Burlington NJ, which he has led considering the fact that June 2020. Damico has been with the Bigger Media turned Beasley Media cluster considering that 1994 and has served as APD of WMMR considering the fact that 2004. Damico has also programmed Range Hits “95.7 Ben-FM” WBEN-FM, and held roles as New music Researcher, Programing Assistant, aspect-time On-Air Temperament, Marketing Director, Morning Exhibit Complex Producer at the cluster.

102.9 WMGK Philadelphia Classic RockAC “Combine 99.5” WJBR Wilmington DE (in the system of becoming marketed-off) PD/afternoon host Eric Johnson will return to the Philadelphia cluster. Johnson will turn into Method Director of WMGK setting up on January 1, 2024, but will quickly incorporate midday host responsibilities at the station. Johnson earlier programmed “97.5 The Fanatic” from November 2017 right up until November 2019. Prior to that he invested 18 yrs as PD of “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton and has also programmed CHR “Laser 104.1” WAEB-FM Allentown PA and Sizzling AC turned Different “Y100” 100.3 WPLY Philadelphia and served as APD of Sporting activities 610 WIP Philadelphia.

A new PD for WPEN-FM is to be introduced afterwards.

Beasley Media Team announces the following adjustments will be using position within the company’s Philadelphia radio cluster:

“The Matt Twine Exhibit with Steve Vassalotti” has formally changed retired Radio Corridor of Famer John DeBella mornings on WMGK-FM as of Tuesday, September 5th, 2023. The show is followed on the air by Eric Johnson (Middays 10-2 p.m. commencing on September 25th), Andre Gardner (2-7 p.m.) and Tony Harris (7 p.m.- Midnight).

Legendary Beasley Media Team Vice President of Talent Improvement and WMMR-FM/WMGK-FM Application Director Bill Weston has announced that he will be officially retiring next a thriving 45-yr radio profession at the finish of 2023.

Weston launched his extremely respected radio programming occupation serving as the Songs Director at WGRQ-FM in Buffalo. He subsequently went on to function at WIXV-FM in Savannah, WKLR-FM and WDYL-FM in Richmond, VA, WHJY-FM in Providence, and WAXQ-FM in New York City, just before at some point landing at WMMR-FM and WMGK-FM in Philadelphia. Underneath his leadership, the stations garnered their highest rankings ever and attained several NAB Marconi and Crystal Radio Awards all through the many years.

“Over the past 45 a long time in radio, I’ve felt blessed to go to ‘work’ and support develop, notify, and entertain our listeners,” reported Weston. “I’m similarly fortuitous to have performed so working along with so lots of gifted and passionate persons. It’s been a privilege and I thank just about every and every single a single for their section in my accomplishment.”

WJBR-FM Application Director and afternoon character Eric “EJ” Johnson will choose more than as the new PD of WMGK-FM upon Bill’s departure starting on January 1st, 2024. All through the changeover interval, Johnson will commence his further on-air responsibilities as the midday individuality at the station starting on September 25th.

“The a long time of WMGK’s playlist traces up completely with the prolonged-time interactions I have with the station’s on-air hosts,” claimed Johnson. “I’ve acknowledged Nighttime Host Tony Harris considering the fact that the ‘70s, afternoon host Andre Gardner considering the fact that the ‘80s, and I worked with Matt Cord at Y100 in the 90s! I just can’t wait around to join the workforce and get started out on a station that I have been a fan of for lots of decades! Thank you, Joe Bell, Monthly bill Weston, Bruce Beasley and Justin Chase, for this awesome opportunity!”

Current 97.5 The Fanatic Plan Director and longtime WMMR-FM Assistant PD Chuck Damico will ascend as the new PD at Beasley’s famous rock station, WMMR-FM when Bill Weston departs at the stop of the calendar year.

Damico, who started off at the station as an intern nearly a few many years in the past, labored his way up the ladder at WMMR, serving as Songs Researcher, Programing Assistant, element-time On-Air Persona, Advertising Director, Morning Present Complex Producer just before turning into Assistant PD in 2004.

“I’m extremely excited that I have finally completed my 29-year task job interview,” reported Damico. “Seriously even though, WMMR is the top rock station in the entire world, and I am actually honored to be the next PD. It’s a dream appear correct.”

A new Software Director for 97.5 The Fanatic will be announced later this year.

“Losing a legendary programmer like Invoice is hard, but luckily, we have a few of veteran PDs in Chuck and EJ all set to move in and continue to keep these good models moving ahead,” said Beasley Media Team Vice President and Sector Manager Joe Bell.