By SCOTT FYBUSH
*In Hartford, Connoisseur completed its reconstruction of WDRC-FM (102.9) with a Tuesday morning transition from classic hits to classic rock. Gone is any trace of the “DRC-FM” identity that Connoisseur had mostly dismantled when it bought the station from Buckley and ousted its established airstaff last year.
Instead, it’s now “102.9 the Whale,” with a harder-edged sound that’s very, very similar to sister station WPLR (99.1) down the road in New Haven. The stations were already sharing the morning team of Chaz & AJ, and the new lineup includes Allan Lamberti in middays, Michael Picozzi in afternoons and “Miss Klonk” at night. Klonk is an alumna of the former rock WCCC-FM (106.9), and the new “Whale” is squarely aimed at the audience that WCCC-FM once drew.
*In New York, the wait for a new morning show at iHeart’s WOR (710) was so long that most of us forgot we were still waiting. But just when most of us assumed that WOR had quietly decided to make its interim host roster permanent, the announcement came out of left field this morning: its new morning show will pair veteran sportscaster Len Berman with Todd Schnitt, iHeart’s longtime Tampa-based talent who segued from top-40 to talk a few years back.
What’s that all about? More in the next NorthEast Radio Watch…
Want to get updates like this in your email as soon as they’re posted? Sign up for our free email list, a new feature from your friends at Fybush Media:
The Fybush Media podcast is back – for real! Listen to our latest episode right here!
Season two of “Top of the Tower” offered you several preview editions during the NAB Show last month in Las Vegas – and now we’re (finally!) back to regular weekly editions. Join host Scott Fybush and a wide variety of industry insiders every Wednesday for interesting conversation about what’s happening in the business of radio and TV, not to mention programming, engineering and the newsroom.
Find “Top of the Tower” on all your favorite podcast platforms or right here at fybush.com – and check out our Season 1 Archives, too!