Strickland New PD for Saga Communications Asheville, NC
July 11, 2011 at 4:01 PM (PT)
SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA GROUP has named JOSH STRICKLAND as its new PD for AC WOXL (MIX 96.5) and Triple A WOXL-HD2 (98-1 THE RIVER)/ASHEVILLE, NC. Both stations are found on www.mix965ashevile.com and www.981theriver.com, respectively, and are rebroadcast on translators in the market.
GM BOB BOLAK said, "JOSH really fit the profile of the programming leader we were looking for with his track record of community involvement and creating vibrant LOCAL radio -- a perfect match with the mission of MIX 96.5 and 98-1 THE RIVER, two of ASHEVILLE’s most community-involved radio stations."
SAGA COMMUNICATIONS EVP/Programming STEVE GOLDSTEIN said, "SAGA is able to attract upcoming talent because we nurture and give programming people the platform to grow. JOSH is one of those guys -- bright, loaded with fresh ideas and energy. We are thrilled to have him join us."
Prior to joining ASHEVILLE RADIO GROUP, STRICKLAND was PD of WFMK and WJIM/LANSING, MI, and WHTS/GRAND RAPIDS, MI for CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS.
His first day in ASHEVILLE is July 18th. Reach him at (828) 259-9695, or JStrickland@AVLRadio.com.
STRICKLAND commented, "I can’t wait to be part of SAGA and partner with the MIX 96.5 and 98-1 THE RIVER teams to give ASHEVILLE fun, local radio, and to create unique, innovative and solid marketing opportunities for ASHEVILLE-area businesses. One night on the town and it became quite apparent to me that ASHEVILLE is a city like no other!"