Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tuesday Grab Bag

Just some semi-non-connected items:

NEW STAR TOLEDO PD: The open program director's chair at Cumulus Toledo hot AC WWWM/105.5 "Star 105" has now been filled.

It's Kirk Patrick inbound from his post as OM of the Clear Channel cluster in Missoula MT, a cluster of six stations.

He'll take over the PD/afternoon drive slot once held by Steve Marshall...who ended up taking the same role at Cumulus Toledo sister top 40 station WTWR/98.3 "Tower 98-3"...

WHILE WE'RE IN THE GLASS CITY: Cumulus talk WTOD/1560 program director Chuck Matthews adds two new clients to his burgeoning voiceover business.

In addition to FOX affiliate WXMI/Grand Rapids MI, he'll also lend his voice to NBC affiliate WHIZ/18 Zanesville and its associated radio properties - WHIZ/1240, and for now, WHIZ-FM/102.5.

And while Chuck is a regular OMW reader, he actually credits your Mighty Blog of Fun(tm) for that last pickup. It turns out he was made aware of the WHIZ Media Group by our item on the pending move of the company's 102.5 frequency to the outer Columbus exburb of Baltimore.

That'll be 10 percent, Chuck. Heh...

AND A SIDE TO THE LAST ITEM: Something we didn't mention in our last item, reporting the move of Clear Channel country WGAR/99.5 program director Meg Stevens to become the program director at the company's Washington DC and Baltimore MD stations...

We're reminded that she's had contact with one of those stations for a long time.

WGAR voicetracked midday personality "Michael J." is actually the afternoon driver at WPOC in Baltimore, one of the two stations which Stevens will oversee when she moves to the mid-Atlantic.

Michael's WPOC website says he's the assistant program director/music director of the Baltimore country outlet as well. (He's pictured here to the right with his WPOC co-host.)

And we seem to recall that he was once going by the name "Michael J. Foxx" (we're pretty sure he used the extra "x")...at least on WPOC, if not on WGAR...

2 comments:

Skinny Dipper said...

Amazing! I didn't know Missoula was big enough to support six stations, let alone a cluster of six stations.

Anonymous said...

You're right about Michael J. -- he did have the two Xs at the end and was Michael J. Foxx. Dropped that part of his "on-air" name about 10 years ago.