WJFX Hires YouTube Teen In Fort Wayne
April 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM (PT)
OASIS RADIO GROUP Top 40/Mainstream WJFX (HOT 107.9)/FORT WAYNE brings aboard teenage social media maven ANDREA RUSSETT to host her own SATURDAY radio show. RUSSETT, a sophomore at BISHOP DWENGER HIGH SCHOOL in FORT WAYNE, has already amassed an impressive online resume. In her role at HOT 107.9, she now hosts RANDOM RADIO WITH ANDREA RUSSETT, on SATURDAYS from noon to 2 pm.
RUSSETT will also walk red carpets, go behind velvet ropes, and hang backstage in her work as HOT 107.9’s Entertainment and Pop Culture Correspondent. At age 16, RUSSETT’s proven her ability to win fans, build a huge audience, and keep her following entertained. To date, RUSSETT has 32 million views on YOUTUBE, 250,00 YOUTUBE subscribers, 107,000 TWITTER followers (@AndreaRussett), created her own charity, DOLLARS FOR COLLARS, which supports homeless animals and she appeared alongside HOT 107.9 in JUSTIN BIEBER's NEVER SAY NEVER movie.
In a press release OASIS/FORT WAYNE GM/Content Director PHIL BECKER says, "Everything our company does is designed to capture attention. We've never met anyone with the innate talent ANDREA has for connecting with fans. Armed with just a webcam and her own wit, she’s built a fan base bigger than that of almost every major radio personality. Move over Mr. DJ, now there's something Tweetier."