Joel Salkowitz To Program WNYZ/New York
February 1, 2008 at 1:00 PM (PT)
Former WQHT (HOT 97) and WTJM (JAMMIN' 105)/NEW YORK PD JOEL SALKOWITZ has been tapped to be the PD at MEGA MEDIA GROUP's WNYZ (87.7)/NEW YORK. This is the same station, PULSE 87, that former HOT 97 and WWPR (POWER 105.1)/NEW YORK morning duo STAR & BUC WILD are joining (NET NEWS 11/28/07).
PULSE 87 is currently an all-Russian language station, using the the aural frequency of WNYZ-TV (CHANNEL 6), and the new format will debut in about a week.
SALKOWITZ told ALL ACCESS, "I’m thrilled to be joining STAR and the group at PULSE 87. We've got a great opportunity with a marquee morning talent and a unique music position to finally give NEW YORK a new radio station they will be excited about.
"It's nice to be with a tightly knit group of people and work in an environment where the only people involved in making decisions are right here at the radio station. I’m looking for people to join us who aren't afraid of a little hard work and excited by the prospect of having the freedom and support to do great radio again! We are officially out of the race to build the cheapest jukebox possible on the radio. We're going to hit the streets in NEW YORK and light this city up!"
SALKOWITZ will also continue to operate his radio consultancy, SOUND IDEAS PROGRAMMING. To apply for a job at PULSE 97, find JOEL at Joel.S@pulse87.com, or call him at (718) 947-1100.