WXRV Ups Matt Phipps To The PD Chair
December 24, 2013 at 3:52 AM (PT)
NORTHEAST BROADCASTING Triple A WXRV (92.5 THE RIVER)/BOSTON has promoted 24-year broadcast veteran MATT PHIPPS to become the station’s PD. PHIPPS will maintain his responsibilities as MD and full-time afternoon drive host (M-F 3-7p). Phipps has worked at WXRV since MAY 2012, and previously for GREATER MEDIA and METRO NETWORKS as Assistant Dir./Operations and morning traffic host on WHDH-TV among other positions.
"He’s simply one of BOSTON’s brightest stars," said GM DONALD ST. SAUVEUR. "MATT shares our independent and entrepreneurial spirit. His respect for the product and THE RIVER’s audience is rivaled only by his passion for music and his willingness to innovate and have fun. MATT has quietly been improving the River’s music mix over the past year and a half, leading the radio station to all time listenership highs in the Boston DMA. His fellow on-air hosts respect him enormously, and I’m thrilled to offer Matt this promotion.”
PHIPPS said, “Wow, CHRISTMAS came a little early this year! As I said when I took over as Music Director, this is truly my dream job. How many stations in BOSTON can boast that they’re locally owned, independent, solar-powered and committed to a format based on new artists, singers and songwriters? It’s an honor to be a part of one of the most experienced and passionate groups of on-air hosts in BOSTON.”