Gail Austin Adds PD Duties At WFKS; Jordan Exec Producer/Afternooner
May 4, 2009 at 3:50 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL/JACKSONVILLE Dir./Programming GAIL AUSTIN, who oversees Top 40 WFKS (97.9 KISS-FM), Sports WFXJ-A, Urban WJBT, Alternative WPLA, Country WQIK, Gospel WROO has taken over the day-to-day PD duties at WFKS. GAIL replaces TODD SHANNON, who left the company last year (NET NEWS 11/26/08) after 14 years.
Returning to 97.9 KISS-FM is JORDAN (aka RYAN GORMAN), who is Exec. Producer/afternoons. JORDAN was most recently a longtime player with COURTNEY & KISS IN THE MORNING at sister Top 40 WKSS (KISS 95.7)/HARTFORD. He'll continue those duties until a replacement is named.
JORDAN got his start in radio at WFLZ, running errands and detailing then-PD JEFF "BOOGER" KAPUGI's car and hustling dates for then-APD TOBY KNAPP and MD STAN PRIEST before finally being allowed to set foot in the control room to eventually run the board on SUNDAY mornings during the syndicated programming, and finally to talk on the air, once an hour.
JORDAN, who has really come a long way since eventually doing MD/nights at WFKS, told ALL ACCESS, "I didn’t feel like I caused enough trouble in JACKSONVILLE the last time around. I’m back to fix that. Game on!"