Jan Jeffries Takes PD Reins In D.C. At WRQX As Rick Gillette Heads To NYC As WPLJ PD
July 15, 2015 at 7:08 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA SVP/Programming and Classic Hits WLS/CHICAGO PD JAN JEFFRIES will move to WASHINGTON, D.C. to oversee programming for Top 40 WRQX as PD. Concurrently, current WRQX PD RICK GILLETTE, will move to NEW YORK as PD for sister Hot AC WPLJ.
JOHN FOXX, who previously held the PD position for WPLJ, will remain with the station as APD. JEFFRIES will continue in his corporate role, while GILLETTE will retain his responsibilities as Corporate PD/Contemporary for CUMULUS. CUMULUS is currently conducting a search for WLS PD.
SVP/Content and Programming MIKE MCVAY said, “These moves maximize the skills of two of the company’s best programmers. They are each perfectly suited for these two specific situations. ”
JEFFRIES said, "The past four years programming WLS-FM have been most rewarding, solidifying its heritage with a legendary air staff and signature sound. Now it is an honor to join WRQX and lead the talented programming team in WASHINGTON. My deepest appreciation to JOHN DICKEY and MIKE MCVAY."
GILLETTE said, “D.C. is a special place. It’s not often you get to rebuild a brand from the ground up, but that’s exactly what we’ve done in the past year. The cast and crew there are nonpareil, and the ratings growth shows the brand is on the move. 95.5 PLJ is also a special place. JOHN FOXX and I have been working very closely together on this project the past nine months. He’s one of the finest young programmers in the country and we’re blessed to have him on this amazing team. Now, with CHAD LOPEZ firmly ensconced in the corner office, I believe this brand is ready to return to dominance in GOTHAM.”