WBZY Names Chris Williams As PD
October 14, 2005 at 8:15 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Alternative WBZY (1053 THE BUZZ)/ATLANTA appoints former crosstown SUSQUEHANNA Alternative WNNX (99X) PD CHRIS WILLIAMS as its new PD. WILLIAMS, who spent seven years at 99X, has been working as a consultant for the re-launch of WBZY since MAY. In addition to his PD duties, WILLIAMS will handle PM Drive. Also, former 99X jock WHIP shifts from afternoons to mornings.
CLEAR CHANNEL/ATLANTA RVPP MIKE WHEELER said, “CHRIS’s experience in the market and in the format will make him a terrific leader for 1053 THE BUZZ. We’re excited to have him on our team.”
WILLIAMS said, "There is no more coveted an opportunity for a programmer than to be responsible for a station launch. There is never more optimism, promise, or excitement than when you start fresh with a blank canvas!
"I'm excited about my "official" appointment as the WBZY Program Director and afternoon drive host. If the momentum we've experienced in just 5 months in an indication, I look forward to reaping the rewards of 1053 THE BUZZ's growth for a long time to come!”