WRNS Hires Joe Mantel For Morning Show
March 29, 2011 at 2:18 PM (PT)
NEXTMEDIA Country WRNS/NEW BERN, NC had hired JIM MANTEL as its new morning host, beginning APRIL 4th. MANTEL replaces WAYNE CARLYLE, who exited in JANUARY. MANTEL was most recently morning host at CLEAR CHANNEL Country WGAR/CLEVELAND.
“We are excited to have a pro like JIM MANTEL join the air staff at WRNS,” said GM LARRY WEISS. “JIM’s extensive experience means that the new WRNS ‘MANTEL IN THE MORNING’ show will not only outshine the other locally produced morning shows in our market , but it will also stand up well against any and all of the syndicated morning shows in our market.”
MANTEL said, "I'm very excited! WRNS has a great signal and a great group of people and I think the potential for success there is almost limitless. Plus it's a great area to move to! Ocean and beaches, sunshine, golf and HARLEY riding weather almost all year! Anyone want to buy a used snow shovel? "
MANTEL has also previously handled mornings at COX Country KKBQ/HOUSTON and CLEAR CHANNEL Country KRYS/CORPUS CHRISTI.