Bonneville Shutters AC WWZZ; Frequency Swaps For WTOP-F, WGMS
January 4, 2006 at 9:51 AM (PT)
A 10a meeting today brought bad news for the programming and air staff of BONNEVILLE AC WWZZ (104.1)/WASHINGTON and simulcast sister WWVZ (103.9)/FREDRICK, MD as the format will be replaced by sister Classical WGMS moving from 103.5 to 104.1 and 103.9, with a signal upgrade for 103.9 in the works.
All News WTOP currently on 1500 AM and 107.7, will also be heard on WGMS' previous frequency at 103.5, and on 820 AM until the new WASHINGTON POST STATION is launched in MARCH of this year. At the time, WASHINGTON POST RADIO will be heard only on 1500 AM and 107.7, and will be more in-depth news plus WASHINGTON NATIONALS baseball.
As part of the moves, WTOP VP/News and Programming JIM FARLEY adds duties overseeing the POST station, and GSM MATT MILLS is upped to Dir, of Sales for the BONNEVILLE cluster.
Leaving WWZZ is PD SAMMY SIMPSON is available at (202) 725-7867 or firstname.lastname@example.org, APD/MD/afternooner SEAN SELLERS who can be reached at (703) 299-0390, and email@example.com. Morning man MATHEW BLADES at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 714-1680, middayer JENNY CHASE can be found at email@example.com or (703) 674-8616, WHITNEY from mornings at firstname.lastname@example.org, Programming/Music Coordinator MIKE GOLDENBERG is at email@example.com, Creative/Production Pro RANDY GARDNER at (703) 924-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and night personality J.V. is also out.