WLYF Names Jack Diamond And Julie Guy For Mornings
September 16, 2013 at 9:57 AM (PT)
SHOCKER!!! LINCOLN FINANCIAL WLYF AC (101.5 LITE FM)/MIAMI has added veteran radio personality JACK DIAMOND for mornings replacing ELLEN JAFFE who moves to afternoons.
JACK DIAMOND comes to WLYF (101.5 LITE FM) following nearly 24 years at WRQX/WASHINGTON, DC where the JACK DIAMOND SHOW was constantly one of the top-ranked shows with adults (NET NEWS 4/29). His extensive broadcast career includes decades at radio stations in markets such as NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON, and PROVIDENCE, as well as previous association with LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA’s ATLANTA and SAN DIEGO properties.
Joining JACK DIAMOND will be long-time SOUTH FLORIDA radio personality JULIE GUY as his co-host. GUY's experience includes two decades at AC stations in the MIAMI and FT. LAUDERDALE markets including 11 years with "THOSE TWO GIRLS IN THE MORNING at WFLC/MIAMI. Look for the "JACK DIAMOND MORNING SHOW" featuring JULIE GUY to debut on LITE FM later this month.
According to JACK DIAMOND, "I am thrilled to say I have accepted a position with LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA at WLYF (LITE-FM)/MIAMI! My third time working with DON BENSON! My 4th time at LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA/JEFFERSON PILOT: KIMN (back in THE day!), 94Q ATLANTA, KSON/SAN DIEGO and now LITE-FM MIAMI. I've been excited about stations and opportunities before, but this is absolutely the best I could have asked for, teaming up with MAUREEN LESOURD and ROB SIDNEY to say we're all on the same page is an understatement. I'm ready to do the finest work of my life in SOUTH FLORIDA with the amazing talent at LITE FM... JOHN DIMICK is a great guy and tremendous programmer along with ROB SIDNEY our local OM/PD and MAUREEN LESOURD is a terrific GM!! We started MIX in WASHINGTON, DC together 24 years ago. That worked out pretty well!! Thanks to HEATHER COHEN and ERIC WEISS for all of their kind help. I look forward to being part of a storied radio market with some great talent and good friends. PAUL CASTRONOVO and STEVE HARMON, I look forward to that dinner we talked about, soon!!" DIAMOND joked, "JULIE GUY is smart, funny and well liked. She brings everything to the JACK DIAMOND MORNING SHOW that I'm missing. We are going to have a blast -- and so will SOUTH FLORIDA!"
According to JULIE GUY, "As a long-time listener and fan of LITE FM, I am thrilled to join the LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA family. And the opportunity to work with legendary morning host JACK DIAMOND is making it all the more exciting in this next chapter of my radio career."
Sr. VP/GM of the cluster MAUREEN LESOURD added, "This is a reunion for JACK and me. I brought him to D.C. and together we built one of the most successful adult-contemporary franchises in the nation. JACK's commitment to his craft and ability to relate to an audience are like none other."
WLYF Dir./Programming and Operations ROB SIDNEY commented, "JACK DIAMOND is a master entertainer, engaging each listener over the air, in person and through all forms of interactive media. His experience, showmanship and passion reflect the best of what LITE FM has built over four decades. And I'm thrilled to have JACK kicking off LITE's next era of success. Also, we've long admired JULIE GUY's ability to entertain and relate to her listeners. She's been a formidable competitor, and we're much happier to welcome her enthusiasm and talent to the team at LITE FM."