WHTG's New Alternative ... Is Top 40
January 19, 2009 at 4:57 PM (PT)
PRESS COMMUNICATIONS Alternative WHTG-WBBO/EATONTOWN (MONMOUTH-OCEAN) NJ, and simulcast partner WBBO/OCEAN ACRES, NJ have flipped to Top 40 as "Jersey's Hit Music Connection - Hits 106." The stations transmit on 106.3 in MONMOUTH COUNTY, and at 106.5 in OCEAN COUNTY, respectively.
The station's website is dark, but when it was up earlier today the "NOW PLAYING" section of the home page had "REGULATE" by WARREN G listed. PRESS COMMUNICATIONS Dir./Programming MIKE FITZGERALD tells ALL ACCESS that the station has done a "soft launch" using DIAL GLOBAL's "Hits Now" format. PD TERRIE CARR remains on board, but MD/morning host MATT MURRAY has exited (201-274-9830; firstname.lastname@example.org). FITZGERALD said that morning co-host ERIN VOGT and afternooner MATT KNIGHT are also in discussions to remain with the station.
WHTG has a long history as an Alternative station, having adopted the format in 1984, and taking a unique, free-form approach to its execution for many years. Current WRXP/NEW YORK morning host and former MTV host MATT PINFIELD previously served as WHTG's PD.
FITZGERALD added that he hopes to augment the DIAL GLOBAL satellite-delivered programming with live morning and afternoon shows in a "few weeks," and he's accepting applications. Send your into to MIKE FITZGERALD, WHTG, 2355 West Bangs Ave,, NEPTUNE , NJ 07753.