Java Joel Steps Away From WHLK/Cleveland, But Remains APD/MD At WAKS (96.5 Kiss FM)
June 22, 2015 at 6:49 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA Adult Hits WHLK (106.5 THE LAKE)/CLEVELAND's JAVA JOEL MURPHY, who remains APD/MD at WAKS, tells ALL ACCESS, "It was a hard decision to make, but, after nearly a half a decade (sounds cooler than 'four years' lol), I'm stepping aside as MD of 106.5 THE LAKE.
"Big thanks to TONY MATTEO, KEITH ABRAMS and BO MATTHEWS GUTIERREZ for giving me the opportunity waaaay back in 2011. Was glad to be a part of one of the biggest ratings success stories in recent CLEVELAND radio history. Some of my most gratifying work was done with THE LAKE. I'll miss it dearly! Focusing my attention to all things WAKS (96.5 KISS FM) ... CLEVELAND's Hit Music Station!"
WHLK PD CHARLEY CONNOLLY and Exec. Producer MARK SANFORD will handle music programming duties moving forward.