Wednesday, October 05, 2005

WOHI/East Liverpool To Change - Radio Vet Looking

The first shoe in this situation dropped when WOHI/1490 East Liverpool's sister station WOGF/104.3 - one of the Froggy Country chain around western PA and nearby - stopped programming locally... and started simulcasting with the Keymarket country chain's main operation out of Pittsburgh, WOGI/98.3 Duquesne.

Now, OMW learns that WOHI itself will change format soon, as of November 1st...when it reportedly plans to become a full-time ESPN Radio affiliate.

That change leaves a WOHI veteran, and an Eastern Ohio radio/TV vet, out of work. He's Jim Martin, who's been doing the East Liverpool station's morning show for 15 years. But OMW remembers him when we were in the Youngstown/Warren market...he had a long stint at WFMJ-TV 21 there, as well as its then-sister radio station, WFMJ/1390 (now Clear Channel standards WNIO). He ended his time at WFMJ while OMW's primary editorial voice was celebrating a year in that market, so we caught him at least a few times on TV 21's "Dialing for Dollars".

Jim's still in Youngstown, and anyone who wants to contact him, feel free to drop us a note. Use the "View my complete profile" link to the left of every OMW page, to get to our E-Mail address.


Bob Knight said...

Is Jim Martin an alias for Jim Berni?

Ohio Media Watch said...

Please E-Mail us - address is under "View my complete profile" - and we'll pass along any E-Mail for Jim.

Mr.Mike said...

Yes he is one in the same. Used to be Tom Katt at 'TTO. Believe you and I crossed paths there briefly too! (Mark Adams, all nite novice at the time)