Willobee Named OM Of Shamrock/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
April 2, 2010 at 9:11 AM (PT)
NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS Alternative WEQX/MANCHESTER, VT-ALBANY, NY OM/PD/afternooner WILLOBEE exits after five years to join SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS/WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON as OM of Classic Rock WEZX (ROCK 107), AC WQFM (COOL 92.1), and Sports WEJL-A/(ESPN SPORTS RADIO). WILLOBEE's last day at 'EQX is APRIL 16th. His first day in WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON will be APRIL 19th.
WILLOBEE is reuniting with GM SANDY GAMBLIN, both were part of the original sign-on of Alternative KEDJ (THE EDGE)/PHOENIX back in 1992. He will also be overseeing PD duties of WEZX replacing TOM BASS, who exited a couple weeks ago. Reach out to BASS at (570) 290-2387 or email@example.com.
GAMBLIN told ALL ACCESS, "WILLOBEE has a good Classic Rock background, and I'm very happy to be working with him again. He is the perfect fit for what I needed."
"This is certainly the end of an era for me," WILLOBEE said. "These past five years at 'EQX have been the most fun I’ve ever had in radio. I am very proud of my accomplishments here and hope that I’ve left my mark. It’s not easy saying goodbye to such an amazing family. I will continue to be a friend and a fan. And now I look forward to the next chapter of my career with SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS. They are a solid company with deep heritage and an amazing group of people. I look forward to be in the ranks with the LYNETT family, JEFF LAIRD and CHUCK BROWNING. I am very excited to be reunited with SANDY GAMBLIN, a former GM who I had the pleasure of working with at THE EDGE in PHOENIX. I am confident that we are going to make great radio together."
Back at WEQX, APD/MD/middayer AMBER MILLER is appointed Interim PD and long-time station vet JASON IRWIN will move to PM drive and handle music duties.