WERZ/Portsmouth, NH Becomes 'Karlee 107' On Friday
July 27, 2016 at 3:52 PM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 WERZ (Z107)/PORTSMOUTH, NH will become “KARLEE 107” on FRIDAY, JULY 29th, from 5p to 11:59p on SUNDAY night, JULY 31st, in honor of KARLEE DREW from ROCHESTER, who lost her long battle with cancer at the age of 10 on SATURDAY, JULY 23rd.
Everything from the station identifiers between songs to the station logo to even the website will become, for one day, “KARLEE 107” (the station website will be www.karlee107.com ). “KARLEE 107” will also feature the music of JUSTIN BIEBER, her favorite artist -- whom she met just a few short months ago.
“It was a no-brainer for Z107 to join the community’s effort to meet JUSTIN,” PD/afternoon personality JADD NAAMANI said. “Most nine-year-olds should only have to worry about skinned knees and homework -- yet through the very adult and very real issues KARLEE was dealing with, she never lost that childhood glow, happiness and hope. We recognized that she brought the community much joy -- and we wanted to do what we could for her to receive some joy -- and her #1 wish."
“JADD is the creative driving force behind this idea to transform Z107 into ‘KARLEE 107’," iHEARTMEDIA SVP/Programming–NH TIM MOORE said. "He has a real connection to his listeners and to the community -- which shows every day on the air. This, however, takes that commitment to a new level. KARLEE’s battle touched all of us -- and JADD and his team of DJ’s on the air on Z107 ... uh, I mean ‘KARLEE 107’ will honor her all-too-brief but special life for an entire weekend starting this FRIDAY at 5p.”