Zazza Mornings With Cheree Adds WZNS (Z96)/Fort Walton Beach And WABD/Mobile
September 21, 2016 at 6:08 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA adds TONY ZAZZA and CHEREE CARTER’s morning show, "ZAZZA MORNINGS WITH CHEREE," currently airing weekdays on WAOA/MELBOURNE, FL, to two additional CUMULUS stations, WZNS (Z96)/FORT WALTON BEACH and WABD/MOBILE. The show will debut in both markets on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th from 5-9a.
CUMULUS is expanding Z96’s local on-air lineup to include a full-time local midday personality and a multi-personality morning show. Beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, GILLIGAN will move from mornings to middays in a new show that will air from 9a-2p weekdays. HAYDEN will kick off his afternoon drive show one hour earlier, airing 2-7p weekdays, followed by THE ZACH SANG SHOW, syndicated by WESTWOOD ONE, which remains in the night slot from 7p-midnight.
Likewise, WABD will expand its local on-air line-up in MOBILE to include a full-time local midday personality and return to a multi-personality morning show. Starting MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, former WABD morning host JOHN MARTY will move to afternoon drive, replacing SID KELLY, who will move to middays from 9a-2p on WABD. THE ZACH SANG SHOW stays in the night position from 7p-midnight.
MOBILE Market Manager ANGEL BROWN said, “TONY and CHEREE are amazing talents who bring a high level of enthusiasm and excitement to and we look forward to waking up with them every morning on 97.5 WABD.”
RVP PETE DESIMONE added, “This is true collaboration for our FLORIDA and ALABAMA markets. It’s an example of a talented morning show given the opportunity to grow within the new CUMULUS. I worked with TONY and CHEREE in MELBOURNE and I’m very confident they will bring the same successful listener experience to THE GULF COAST markets.”
ZAZZA said, “It’s truly a dream come true to see this come to fruition. I knew when I met CHEREE over a year ago, she was the perfect co-host to hopefully see this evolve and it has, beyond our expectations. Having the support of an incredible company like CUMULUS with leaders including MARY BERNER, MIKE MCVAY, DOUG HAMAND, JEFF BROWN, PETE DESIMONE and GARY MERTINS is exciting. We're looking forward to waking up the people in FORT WALTON BEACH and MOBILE with an entertaining show, and to impacting those communities not only on-air but with the efforts of The ZAZZA Community Foundation. It’s a perfect match.”
CARTER said, “CUMULUS is a fantastic company to work for, and TONY is a fantastic partner and talent. It’s a win, win, WIN situation. The sky is the limit -- Here we come!"