Pinfield Tapped For Mornings At 101.9 RXP/N.Y.
May 19, 2008 at 7:26 AM (PT)
Veteran radio personality and former MTV host MATT PINFIELD has been named morning host at EMMIS AAA WRXP (101.9 RXP, THE NEW YORK ROCK EXPERIENCE)/NEW YORK, starting MAY 28th. PINFIELD, who most recently served as VP/A&R for COLUMBIA RECORDS, Host of VH1's "VSPOT," a host on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, and host of "SOUNDOFF WITH MATT PINFIELD" on HDNET, started as a host, MD and PD at Alternative WHTG-A-F/EATONTOWN (MONMOUTH-OCEAN), NJ. He hosted "120 MINUTES" on MTV and later hosted several other shows on the network and appeared on "TRL."
"Rock radio has been reborn in NEW YORK CITY with 101.9 RXP and I'm proud and excited to be a part of it!," said PINFIELD. "This is a station that is truly about the music and furthering the NEW YORK rock scene which is something that I care deeply about."
"101.9 RXP merges New Music, Classic Rock, Alternative and Local Rock into a new adult blend called 'THE NEW YORK ROCK EXPERIENCE' and MATT is the perfect representative to navigate that experience for our listeners!" said EMMIS NEW YORK Market Mgr. DAN HALYBURTON. "Our on-air personalities play a direct part in choosing the music we play, and I couldn't think of a more perfect person than MATT to be at the helm of this on-air team."
"MATT is a kindred spirit in the rock world and a perfect match for the culture and authenticity at 101.9 RXP" said EMMIS Vice President of Programming JIMMY STEAL. "MATT started his career in radio and his rock passion has always embraced all elements of the genre - so this addition is not only a perfect fit for 101.9 RXP, it is also a homecoming for MATT and his core passions."