Lineup Changes And More At Q101
April 20, 2007 at 12:36 PM (PT)
EMMIS Alternative WKQX (Q101)/CHICAGO afternooner FOOK and overnighter JAMES VAN OSDOL exit.
Night jock BRIAN SHERMAN will team Q101'S MORNING FIX traffic/weather reporter STEVE TINGLE (a.k.a. CLAIRISSA JENKINS) for pm drive. SHERMAN & TINGLE will start MAY 7.
Q101 parttimer/music correspondent RYAN MANNO steps in evenings beginning APRIL 23. KEVIN MANNO shifts from Q101'S MORNING FIX to overnights.
Q101’S THE MORNING FIX will hire two more writers and a production manager to fill a hole left by MANNO, who will continue to work with the morning ensemble on production duties until MAY 7.
Q101 Prepares For PPM
Q101 has also announced that the "stuff between the songs" will become a major priority with the on-air changes in preparting for ARBITRON’S PORTABLE PEOPLE METER (PPM).
EMMIS RVP MARV NYREN said, "With more choices that ever, and a new electronic measurement system coming soon, it has never been more important to deliver content customized for CHICAGO’s young adult audience. These changes reflect Q101’s commitment to combining great alternative music with comedy, news and entertainment in all dayparts."
NYREN goes on to say, "No other market in the country compares to CHICAGO and its legendary radio personalities. SHERMAN AND TINGLE are the next generation of great talent and will bring an original entertainment experience to CHICAGO radio."
Q101's new on-air lineup:
5:30-10a - THE MORNING FIX
10a-2p - ELECTRA
2-7p - SHERMAN & TINGLE
7-midnight - RYAN MANNO
Midnight-5:30a - KEVIN MANNO