Radio One Fills PD Positions In Detroit
June 17, 2011 at 10:20 AM (PT)
As first tipped By ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 6/8) RADIO-ONE SVP/Programming JAY STEVENS has completed his search and filled the programming vacancies in DETROIT. He has tapped MacDONALD BROADCASTING Urban WQHH/LANSING, MI PD JAY HICKS to program Urban WHTD (HOT102.7) and ARMANDO RIVERA, former APD/MD at CLEAR CHANNEL Urban AC WVAZ (V-103)/CHICAGO, to lead the programming of Urban AC WDMK (105.9 KISS) and Black N/T WCHB-A. They will fill the vacancy left with the departure of MS. SMILEY, who exited in MARCH.
RADIO ONE DETROIT VP/GM KATHY STINEHOUR had these remarks regarding HICKS: “JAY HICKS has been passionate about radio as long as he can remember. He grew up in DETROIT, attended MICHIGAN STATE and interned at DETROIT area stations while earning his degree. He earned his way to the PD position at POWER 96.5 in LANSING and he is ready for the jump to major-market radio. He is the perfect person to take over as PD of HOT 102.7.”
She expressed her feelings on RIVERA this way: “I worked with ARMANDO in CHICAGO and know firsthand what he is capable of. He did a tremendous job at V103 in CHICAGO and we are confident he will get the job done here in DETROIT. "