James 'Doubledown' Howard Named PD Of WWDC & WQSR, Mike Killabrew Upped To PD Of WXTB
November 15, 2010 at 10:56 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL/WASHINGTON, DC appoints JAMES "DOUBLEDOWN" HOWARD as PD of Alternative WWDC (DC101) & Adult Hits WQSR (JACK FM)/BALTIMORE replacing DAVE WELLINGTON, who exited two month ago (NET NEWS 9/3). DOUBLEDOWN has been PD at sister Active Rock WXTB (98ROCK)/TAMPA for the past four years. His first day in DC will be MONDAY, DECEMBER 6th.
CLEAR CHANNEL OM THEA MITCHEM said, "JAMES's expertise, creativity, leadership, and passion for programming make him the perfect choice for JACK and DC101. He has a true understanding of not only the art of programming but the science behind it."
"We welcome JAMES and his wife to the DC-BALTIMORE region and know he will be a difference maker, just like he has been in every stage of his career," said HARTLEY ADKINS, President/Market Manager for DC and BALTIMORE. "JAMES really got our attention when his leadership helped grow WXTB to be the most listened to station in TAMPA. His applied vision and hard work were quantifiably evidenced in the ratings. We anticipate more of the same in his new role."
"This is a moment where a quote from me is greatly overshadowed by the fact that I’ve been chosen to help rock DC and JACK up in BALTIMORE," said HOWARD "I’m beyond honored to join an elite group of broadcasters made possible only because THEA MITCHEM, HARTLEY ADKINS and CLAY HUNNICUTT are just plain awesome."
He added, "It was a true honor and great opportunity to program WXTB. The people here are awesome and it is due to their hard work and talent that I am allowed another great opportunity in WASHINGTON, DC."
Changes In Tampa
Back at WXTB, APD/MD MIKE KILLABREW has been upped to PD beginning DECEMBER 6th. And ALL ACCESS hears that sister Talk WFLA-A Dir./Information Programming STEVE VERSNICK is adding PD duties for sister Sports WDAE-A (THE SPORTS ANIMAL) and Talk WHNZ-A as well, taking over from KILLABREW on the AM side.