Westwood One Relaunches 'Hits Now,' Unveils Air Staff
July 6, 2016 at 2:50 AM (PT)
WESTWOOD ONE is relaunching its Top 40 formatted offering, "HITS NOW." The station will be available beginning JULY 18th.
JONATHAN DOLL will handle wakeups, 6-10a (ET). He's done mornings in L.A., HOUSTON and INDIANAPOLIS.
CUMULUS Top 40 KLIF/DALLAS midday personality ZANN, who also has midday Hot AC responsibilities with WESTWOOD ONE, will be adding midday duties for new HITS NOW brand launching this month.
"If you had asked me 10 years ago if this crazy girl from a small town in Cali would be seeing her dreams of doing radio on such a magnified scale unfolding right before her eyes 10 years later, I would've shrugged and told you I didn't know what would happen," said ZANN. "But, I took the risk and I've been so lucky to have the endless support from so many people along my crazy journey: CHERI my PD at WW1, DUSTIN KROSS (PD and AM drive at HOT 93.3), DAN BENNETT, LOUIE DIAZ, MIKE MCVAY, JERRY KING, RICK GILLETTE, CAT THOMAS and LESLIE WHITTLE, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful radio culture and family. Thank you for showing me that hard work and passion pays off. I'm honored to be part of such a veteran and talented line up."
TONY FLY is the new afternoons host. FLY is an EMMY-nominated TV, radio and social media personality with 30 years of broadcast experience, including stints in NEW YORK and MINNEAPOLIS.
STEVE MARSHALL has been tapped for Nights, 8p-1a (ET). MARSHALL has been heard and seen everywhere from DETROIT to TOLEDO.
GRANT GEORGE will be the station's Image Voice.