WKQC Names Derek James For Mornings; Ups Scarlet C., Edward Benson
April 27, 2007 at 2:42 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO AC WKQC (K104.7)CHARLOTTE adds market broadcasting veteran DEREK JAMES for mornings, beginning on MONDAY (4/30). In addition, K104.7 has promoted afternoon host EDWARD BENSEN to MD and, as previously reported, midday personality SCARLET C. to APD (NET NEWS 4/18).
JAMES will continue his weekend shift as the Weather Anchor for WCCB-TV FOX NEWS (CHANNEL 18). Prior to WCCB-TV, JAMES was the APD/MD at crosstown WLNK (107.9 THE LINK) and also worked in the WASAU-STEVENS POINT and GREEN BAY markets.
"This is an exceptional opportunity," said JAMES. "In a short period of time K104.7 has made a major impact on the CHARLOTTE radio market. I'm looking forward to getting back to the medium that started my broadcast career and bringing CHARLOTTE listeners a lot of great music and the information they need to start their day."
According to WKQC GM KEITH CORNWELL, "DEREK brings with him years of television and radio broadcasting experience. His level of credibility in the market will help maintain the station’s track record of success in CHARLOTTE. We are pleased to have him as part of our team.
"Both SCARLET C. and T. EDWARD BENSEN have been with K104.7 since its conception and have earned the responsibilities of their new roles. We could not be happier to add to the depth of our programming department and to continue building our success in this market."