WSJT/Tampa Flipping To Sports In August
June 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO is flipping Hot AC WSJT (PLAY 98.7)/TAMPA to Sports as SPORTSRADIO 98.7 THE FAN, simulcasting with its present Sports outlet there, WQYK-A (1010 SPORTS). The flip is scheduled for AUGUST.
"Never before has there been a station for TAMPA BAY's passionate sports fans with such reach and ties to the community as SPORTSRADIO 98.7 THE FAN," said SVP/Market Manager BEN HILL. "Locally based on-air personalities, and a programming team with years of experience in TAMPA will help shape the station as a place listeners can trust for the most honest, engaging and interactive sports talk."
1010 SPORTS APD MIKE PEPPER has been named PD of THE FAN, with producer JERRY PETUCK assisting. PEPPER said, "Being this closely involved in a radio first for TAMPA listeners has been one of the most exciting opportunities in my career. Our sports landscape has changed dramatically over the last 10 years highlighted by a Super Bowl Championship for the BUCCANEERS, a Stanley Cup for the LIGHTNING, and an American League title for the RAYS, as well as the rise of USF football. The timing couldn't be better for the launch of SPORTSRADIO 98.7 THE FAN."
While the station will remain as PLAY 98.7 through AUGUST with live jocks, here's a list of some of the folks who will be out with the change, and their contact info:
PD JAY STYLES firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 563-8962
THAT GUY KRAMER Morning Show (KRAMER, HOLLY and MIGUEL). Contact NORMAN SCHRUTT (404) 551-3231 or email@example.com
Daytimer DANA firstname.lastname@example.org
Afternooner CHAD PITT email@example.com
Marketing Dir. AMANDA ALLWOOD Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org