WBNS PD Jeff Ballentine Resigns; Jay Taylor Tapped As New PD
April 6, 2006 at 4:02 PM (PT)
As first tipped this morning on ALLACCESS.COM, RADIOHIO Hot AC WBNS (MIX 97.1)/COLUMBUS, OH PD JEFF BALLENTINE has resigned. His last day at MIX 97.1 is APRIL 28th.
RADIOHIO President/GM DAVE VAN STONE has hired TRIAD BROADCASTING/BILOXI-GULFPORT, MS Regional Director/Ops. JAY TAYLOR as the new PD of MIX 97.1, effective MAY 1st.
VAN STONE said, "We’re excited to have JAY joining us and look forward to his arrival."
TAYLOR told ALL ACCESS, "I am really looking forward to making the move with my family up to COLUMBUS! I am joining a great company and station with amazing talent and depth. To have ability to pull from President/GM DAVE VAN STONE’s experience and vision is huge. WBNS has a great opportunity in the market, and the challenge is to bring it all together. I feel that success is looming in our faces, and we have the resources to build a dynamic and successful franchise ... I cannot wait!"
He added, "I’m leaving a great bunch of people from CEO DAVID BENJAMIN, and SVP/Operations STEVE FEHDER to every person I worked with at TRIAD / MISSISSIPPI MEDIA. It was a challenging year from the direct hit from KATRINA, but the rewards of teamwork and success are something I will never forget."