Seacrest Joins Bob In NC, Gray Grabs APD Stripes
September 17, 2008 at 9:52 AM (PT)
ON AIR WITH RYAN SEACREST hits the air tomorrow (9/18) at NEXTMEDIA Top 40 WERO (BOB 93.3)/GREENVILLE-NEW BERN-JACKSONVILLE, NC. PD CHRIS "HOLLYWOOD" MANN says, “With his name recognition, "AMERICAN IDOL" and pop culture appeal, it will be huge to have him exclusively on BOB 933 during middays. When one hears RYAN, it will be as if he is doing his show live on BOB from HOLLYWOOD!”
Additionally, BOB afternoon jock GINA GRAY adds APD duties. MANN says, "GINA is a market veteran who brings unbelievable professionalism and personality to the BOB brand."
SEACREST replaces BOB personality and station veteran JAMIE, who will make the move to part-time status before moving to ITALY in mid-OCTOBER with her husband who is in the Navy. She will continue to make occasional appearances on the BOB airwaves, voicetracking from ITALY.
MANN adds, "With JAMIE’s departure, BOB gets a much-needed street team, so kissing babies, shakin’ hands, and owning the streets and beaches of EASTERN CAROLINA will be a lot easier!"
BOB’s on-air lineup will now consist of ACE & TJ 6-10a, MANN 10a-noon, SEACREST noon-3p, and GRAY 3-7p. Nights are still open on the station, following the recent departure of CHRIS "BEAVER" MICHAELS to the PD post at WABB/MOBILE, but MANN expects to fill the opening shortly.