Hollywood Hamilton & Goumba Johnny Named WKTU Afternoon Team
August 31, 2006 at 9:56 AM (PT)
As expected (see NET NEWS 8/22), CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40/Rhythmic WKTU (THE BEAT OF NY 103.5)/NEW YORK CITY has announced HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON and GOUMBA JOHNNY will team up for afternoons. The "HOLLYWOOD & GOUMBA SHOW" is set to debut on TUESDAY (9/5) from 2p-6p. The announcement was made today by SVP/Programming & Marketing CCNY TOM POLEMAN and WKTU PD JEFF Z.
"By pairing HOLLYWOOD & GOUMBA in the afternoons, KTU brings back two hysterical heritage jocks that are sure to take the stress out of afternoon commutes," stated JEFF Z. "The show will feature not only the best dance music in NY, but the ultimate in laughs, entertainment, and much more."
The plan is to surround our music with high profile personalities
"HOLLYWOOD and GOUMBA are two of KTU's most recognizable and successful jocks and their reunion is going to make for great radio," stated POLEMAN. "The plan is to surround our music with high profile personalities. Having them in afternoons, and WHOOPI and CUBBY in mornings completes KTU's drivetime bookends."
This marks the second pairing of the two at WKTU. Back when the station launched in 1996, HOLLYWOOD & GOUMBA were the number one rated show #25-54 for nights. After two years, they moved to mornings for a year.
Commented GOUMBA JOHNNY, "This is a great opportunity for me to reunite with KTU listeners and my original partner who gave me my break to get into radio."
Added HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON, "Having huge success in the past with GOUMBA and KTU, it's great to be back with him.... plus I needed the money."
GOUMBA JOHNNY has been with WKTU since the station launched in 1996 and recently served as the host of the "KTU BALTAZAR & GOUMBA JOHNNY MORNING SHOW." HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON most recently served as morning man at CBS RADIO Oldies KRTH (K-EARTH 101)/LOS ANGELES.
Starting 9/5, the new WKTU lineup includes:
5a-9a -- WAKE UP WITH WHOOPI
9-2p -- DIANE PRIOR
2-6p -- THE HOLLYWOOD & GOUMBA SHOW
6-10p -- VIC LATINO
10-2a -- KTU LATE NIGHTS
2-5a -- CHARLIE BURGER