Paul Ihander Named PD At WGY
March 29, 2011 at 11:39 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL SOUTHERN COLORADO Dir./AM Programming PAUL IHANDER is headed east to take the PD and News Director reins at sister Talk WGY-A-F/ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY.
IHANDER, who joined Talk KCSJ-A and Sports KDZA-A (HOMER 1350)/PUEBLO as PD last JUNE, joined CLEAR CHANNEL in 2000 as overnight weekend anchor at the company's Talk KEX-A/PORTLAND and was also an anchor/reporter at Talk WOAI-A/SAN ANTONIO. He also briefly worked at EA SPORTS on the company's "EA SPORTS GAMESHOW" online live trivia show. He starts his new job in the CAPITAL DISTRICT on APRIL 13th; CHUCK CUSTER, presently PD/ND, will concentrate on his duties as co-host with KELLY LUNCH of "CHUCK AND KELLY AND THE WGY MORNING NEWS."
WGY OM JOHN COOPER said, "With WGY now available on both AM and FM as well as CHUCK and KELLY making huge strides in the morning, PAUL is the perfect candidate to keep up WGY's forward momentum. CHUCK CUSTER has done a phenomenal job and I'm happy his entire focus will be on developing what is a 'must listen to' morning show."
IHANDER said, "I am honored and appreciate the opportunity from the CC-ALBANY leadership to take the reins of the solid team already in place at WGY. The station's rich broadcasting history is well-known and is an amazing asset to have at my fingertips. I look forward to settling my family down in the CAPITAL REGION and enhancing the traditions set by those who first turned WGY on the air nearly nine decades ago."
"We look forward to PAUL taking the reins at WGY and continuing to bring important news, weather, information, and entertainment to the CAPITAL DISTRICT," said VP/Market Manager KRISTEN DELANEY.