Jayde Donovan Joins WPLJ As Morning Co-Host
December 12, 2014 at 5:34 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP Top 40 WPOI (HOT 101.5)/TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG morning host JAYDE DONOVAN is joining CUMULUS Hot AC WPLJ/NEW YORK as morning co-host with TODD PETTENGILL. DONOVAN, whose departure from HOT 101.5 was announced TUESDAY (NET NEWS 12/9), will join "TODD AND JAYDE (IN THE MORNING)" on JANUARY 5th. She was with HOT 101.5 for three years and also hosted weekly segments on FOX O&O WTVT-TV (FOX 13)/TAMPA and on the syndicated "DISH NATION"; she previously hosted at iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 WXXL (XL 106.7)/ORLANDO.
CUMULUS NEW YORK VP/Market Manager KIM BRYANT said, “We are thrilled to have a talent like JAYDE on PLJ. She is genuine, smart and beautiful. The NEW YORK market is going to fall in love with her.”
Corporate PD RICK GILLETTE said, “I've been following JAYDE’s career for some time now, and have always wanted her in the CUMULUS family. When this opportunity presented itself, we couldn't pass it up. She is the talent that will change the paradigm...that eventually becomes the paradigm. Having her join TODD and the talent we already have in the room will be lightning.”
DONOVAN said, “I still can't wrap my head around the dream job in front of me! To co-lead a show in the number one market in the world is more than a dream come true. Huge thanks to JOHN DICKEY, MIKE MCVAY, GILLETTE, and my legendary radio friend TODD PETTENGILL for bringing me on the team. Can't wait to get to work!”
And PETTENGILL added, “Our plan from day one was to assemble a team of talented people. Sometimes you have to wait for those people to become available, but when they do, you make your move. I look forward to many fun mornings with JAYDE, an intelligent, opinionated woman. I know our listeners will welcome JAYDE with open arms and appreciate her honestly and sincerity as much as I do. It's gonna be a hell of a ride.”