Ripley Exits WMDM, Joins Pirate Radio/Key West
December 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM (PT)
SOMAR COMMUNICATIONS Classic Rock WMDM (97.7 THE ROCKET)/LEXINGTON PARK, MD afternoon host JOHN J. "RIPLEY" WILEY is exiting after FRIDAY's show (12/12) to join KEYS MEDIA COMPANY Triple A WKYZ-W244CT (PIRATE RADIO 101.7 FM)/KEY COLONY BEACH-KEY WEST, FL in JANUARY.
RIPLEY tells ALL ACCESS, "Leaving 97.7 THE ROCKET after almost 4 years, was a tough decision; the owners and management gave me a tremendous amount of flexibility to create a radio show that I will always be very proud of. My co-workers are fantastic and the station has awesome listeners.
"I'm fulfilling a promise to my wife by returning to our SOUTH FLORIDA home. While leaving is bittersweet, we are excited about this next chapter in our lives and my radio career."