Nassau's Puorro Enters Classroom; Richards & Cronin Promoted
July 10, 2007 at 10:58 AM (PT)
CHRIS PUORRO, Director/Programming for NASSAU BROADCASTING Classic Hits WWEG (EAGLE 106.9), AC WAFY (KEY 103) and News/Talk WARK-A/HAGERSTOWN, MD, has announced that he is stepping down to accept a teaching position in his native NEW JERSEY.
He'll be replaced at WAFY by MARK RICHARDS, who rises from the APD position to the PD post, and at WWEG and WARK by KEVIN CRONIN, who also rises from APD to PD.
PUORRO will be in charge of the radio curriculum at HUNTERDON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL in FLEMINGTON, NJ, and he will also run the school's noncomm FM station, WCVH/FLEMINGTON.
PUORRO tells ALL ACCESS, "It's a hell of a career change, but the benefits, plus being back in NEW JERSEY, were big reasons. Big thanks to MICHELLE STEVENS and DAVE MCKAY for 12 years of support and friendship.”
NASSAU EVP/PROGRAMMING MICHELLE STEVENS credited PUORRO for his "immense contributions" to the company over the years. Prior to taking the reins of the MARYLAND stations, PUORRO served as APD/MD at NASSAU Top 40 WPST for eight years.
PUORRO will continue to work with NASSAU's stations on a limited basis. He will be involved in special projects for the company and will also continue to schedule the music for NASSAU Classic Hits WFRQ-WFQR (FRANK-FM)/CAPE COD, MA.