Albany Broadcasting Hires Nik Rivers As Asst. OM, WZMR APD/Afternooner
March 16, 2007 at 10:59 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Alternative WPBZ (103.1 THE BUZZ)/WEST PALM BEACH MD/afternooner NIK RIVERS exits MARCH 29 to join ALBANY BROADCASTING/ALBANY, NY as Asst. OM for the cluster -- Top 40/Rhythmic WAJZ (JAMZ 96.3), Top 40/Mainstream WFLY (FLY 92.3), MOR WKLI, AC WYJB (B95.5) and Active Rock WZMR (104.9 THE EDGE) -- and APD/afternooner for WZMR.
RIVERS starts in ALBANY on APRIL 2.
As snow pounds NEW YORK's capitol, ALBANY BROADCASTING OM KEVIN CALLAHAN shouted, "I FINALLY HIRED AN ASSISTANT! As you may remember we moved TERRY O’DONNELL (former Ops Assistant) into the WFLY PD chair in SEPTEMBER '06. I’ve been so buried without an assistant that it’s taken me this long to hire one. It WAS TIME TO BREAK THE CYCLE and bring someone in!
"I have been talking with NIK since before the position was open and knew right away he could be an asset to our team. I was excited to be able to bring NIK aboard. His experience at WPBZ -- one of (in my opinion) the best Alternative stations ever -- will no question be an asset across the cluster. NIK understands why radio stations are successful and what works. He is respected in the industry. Even though he is a YANKEES fan, because of his skills I still hired him."
RIVERS told ALL ACCESS, "After five years here at THE BUZZ, it's been a great time and learning experience. I want to thank JOHN O'CONNELL for all he has done for my career over the years. It's time to move on, and I look forward to the exciting opportunities with ALBANY BROADCASTING and the great potential of 104.9 THE EDGE."
The new WZMR lineup (effective APRIL 2):
6-10a -- DARWIN & CAT
10a-2p -- GENERAL JAMES
2-4p -- NIK RIVERS
4-8p -- DON CHOPPS
8p-midnight -- PI
Midnight-6a -- LYNCH
VANS shifts from overnights to weekends.