New Year, New Middayer At WNCI
January 2, 2008 at 11:44 AM (PT)
For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WNCI/COLUMBUS has a new midday voice, as JOE BOXER assumes the position, replacing ANDY CLARK, who segues to mornings at sister AC WLZT.
MICHAEL MCCOY, who programs both WNCI and WLZT, said, "ANDY CLARK had manned 10a-3p for 24+ years. He was looking for a graceful way to exit from Top 40 to a format more viable for his inner BARRY MANILOW fan. He did his last show just before he went on vacation for the holidays. Former WNCI PDs BILL RICHARDS, DAVE ROBBINS and JIMMY STEELE all called in to wish him well … not to mention all the listeners who have lived with ANDY on their radio for most, if not all of their lives."
CLARK has actually been handling mornings on WLZT for the past year, while also handling middays on WNCI, "but now he gets to devote himself fully to facilitating the growth of the market’s newest AC," says MCCOY.
BOXER comes to WNCI from sister County WCOL, where he's been handling afternoon drive for almost nine years. Previously, BOXER knocked 'em out at WWHT/SYRACUSE, and WBOB and KEEY/MINNEAPOLIS. "He’s a pop culture junkie and will fit in perfectly with the WNCI team … hopefully for the next 24 years!" adds MCCOY.