In this week’s issue… Turnover in Syracuse – Bloomsburg goes “Pop” – Philly focuses on “RNB” – No My in Boston – LaFlamme fallout continues – Remembering Boyle, Driscoll, Bourne
By SCOTT FYBUSH
*One of the true good guys in upstate NEW YORK radio is out of work. Tom Mitchell had been operations manager of Cumulus’ Syracuse cluster and PD of WNTQ (93Q) since 1996, a remarkable 26-year run in an industry where few last that long. (But then 93Q is all about stability – the morning team of Ted Long and Amy Robbins are at 33 years and counting with their show.)
Those of us with longer memories know Mitchell’s programming career started back in 1982, when he oversaw the transition of Rochester’s WPXY from beautiful music to the top-40 format it still carries; in the 1990s, he moved on to program WTIC-FM in Hartford and to serve as OM of WMME and WEBB in Augusta, Maine, which were then sister stations to WNTQ under Pilot Communications.
In a Facebook post announcing his exit, which he described as an “amicable departure,” Mitchell said he’s not done with radio after 45 years, and is now open “to any discussions of future opportunities that fit what I have to offer.”
No replacement has been announced.
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