Al Payne Bouncing To WMGC (105.1 The Bounce)/Detroit For PD Duties
September 14, 2016 at 6:39 AM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA (Soon-to-be BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP) Throwback Hip-Hop & R&B WMGC (105.1 THE BOUNCE)/DETROIT, has tapped AL PAYNE for PD.
PAYNE has been PD for the ALPHA MEDIA/LOUISVILLE cluster since APRIL (NET NEWS 4.1). Previously he was OM for RADIO ONE/BALTIMORE. It's a return to the market where he once served as PD/format captain for RADIO ONE.
The station format launched in JULY and flipped from sports a little past the halfway point of the previous survey period. In its recent first full book THE BOUNCE went from #15 to #1 (3.1-8.0).
VP/Market manager STEVE CHESSARE said, "PAYNE’s experience and vision is exactly what we need to take the station to the next level and beyond.”
SVP/Program Development BUZZ KNIGHT commented, “Having someone of his caliber join our already strong team sends a signal to the market of our commitment to excellence.”
PAYNE added, “This city has so much pride, heritage and passion. I’m humbled to be chosen to program their dynamic new brand, 105.1 THE BOUNCE, which is and will remain all about everything DETROIT. You can feel the energy when you walk into their beautiful facility. There’s something special happening between those walls.”