Jacksonville Get An Urban AC As Hot 106.5 Launches
May 23, 2013 at 6:51 AM (PT)
This morning, COX MEDIA GROUP/JACKSONVILLE flipped the former News/Talk 106.5 WOKV (now heard on 104.5 FM, the former home of WFYV ROCK 104.5), to an Adult Urban station. It's positioned as "The New HOT 106.5 -- Duval's Adult R&B." CLARENCE NATTO will join the station as its new PD. He moves from sister station Urban WALR (KISS 104.1)/ATLANTA, where he was Dir./Promotions.
Core artists for the format include, MARVIN GAYE, LUTHER VANDROSS, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, THE ISLEY BROTHERS, THE O'JAYS and STEVIE WONDER.
Listen live online at www.myHot1065.com.
"This is a great opportunity to serve the JACKSONVILLE community in an area that has been underserved with radio options for a number of years," said CMG/JACKSONVILLE VP/Market Manager BILL HENDRICH. "Our in-depth market research indicates a great need for classic R&B, and we expect this new format to be an unbelievable success with listeners, as well as a unique platform for our valued advertisers."
"Great talent resides in the stations owned by COX MEDIA GROUP and we have been able to tap into that talent bank once again with CLARENCE," added HENDRICH. "I had the pleasure of working with CLARENCE in ORLANDO when he was at STAR 94.5 and have watched him grow his career over the past few years in ATLANTA. I really look forward to having CLARENCE on our team here in JACKSONVILLE."