Brad Savage Exits WCNR (106.1 The Corner)/Charlottesville To Become PD Of WAPS (91.3 The Summit)/Akron-Canton
September 3, 2015 at 10:57 AM (PT)
SAGA Triple A WCNR (106.1 THE CORNER)/CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA PD BRAD SAVAGE exits to AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS Noncomm WAPS (91.3 THE SUMMIT)/AKRON-CANTON, OH and WKTL/YOUNGSTOWN, OH as PD. He succeeds PD BILL GRUBER who retires after 30 years (NET NEWS 5/14).
SAVAGE has been with 106.1 THE CORNER since its inception in 2006. "After nine years with WCNR 106.1 THE CORNER, I'm so proud of the station, staff and the legacy brand we've built in CHARLOTTESVILLE," said SAVAGE. I was standing in the control room when we launched the signal in 2006, so I feel tremendously close to THE CORNER. It's very difficult to move on from a world class company, area and station. But I've been eager to learn the Noncomm Triple A universe for quite some time. The Summit (WAPS/AKRON-CANTON and WKTL/YOUNGSTOWN) is a well-established leader in Noncomm AAA/music discovery, and I am also particularly excited about the HD/Streaming side-channels SUMMIT FLASHBACKS, KIDJAM! RADIO™ AND ROCK & RECOVERY™.
"91.3 THE SUMMIT is positioned smartly for growth into the next 5-10+ years, thanks to their brilliant staff and vision across all platforms. Radio's future is yet unwritten and it will be this special tier of mission-based music discovery stations blazing the trail for the next steps. Local service and music curation is what makes radio remarkable and I am so proud to be the chosen to lead these stations."
Among SAVAGE's first tasks will be to help select the MD/midday host at WAPS, which has been vacant since LIZ FELIX left in MAY (NET NEWS 5/6) to join NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY Triple A WNKU/CINCINNATI.