Jay Beau Jones Exits CBS/Boston
October 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that CBS Oldies WODS and Hot AC WBMX (MIX 98-5)/BOSTON PD JAY BEAU JONES is exiting after four years in BEANTOWN.
In a memo to staff, JONES wrote, "Hi everyone --
It is with bittersweet feelings that TODAY I announce my departure from WBMX and WODS. In my almost four-year run here together we've really accomplished some amazing feats together. We've 'Reset Our Preset' on moving MIX to 104.1. Another move? How about DURAN DURAN and many other '80s stars moving to 103.3? Not to mention a most recent move that I'm very proud of to have been part of, the MIXfest move to the Esplanade. We all learned (on the programming side) what 'a meter' is and learned all about the new frontier called PPM.
I have made some fabulous friends, all who will remain friends. Also, I have worked with a tremendous group of professionals -- all of you.
It is my hope that somehow in a small way I have had a positive impact on your life here. Please know that each and every one of you has impacted me positively every day. Thank you.
CBS RADIO is a great, great company. All of the department heads and managers here work very hard to create the best environment for us to succeed and grow. It's been an honor and privilege to serve and work with MARK, GREG STRASSELL, BRIAN and DAN MASON."
SVP/Market Manager MARK HANNON said, "It is with regret that I have accepted the resignation of JAY BEAU JONES as PD of WBMX and WODS.
In his fours year at CBS RADIO, JAY BEAU has done a great job of re-establishing WBMX's Hot AC format position, and he has also overseen WODS’ evolution into the decade of the '80s. JAY BEAU's last day at CBS RADIO is TODAY.
In the interim, STEVE SALHANY, VP/Hot AC Format for CBS RADIO, will program WBMX, and BRIAN THOMAS will continue to program WODS. We will commence a search immediately to replace JAY BEAU.
Please join me in wishing JAY BEAU the best in his future endeavors."
If you are interested in programming WBMX and WODS, please remember to be considered you must first apply online at www.cbsradio.com, and then followup with your information, going to MELISSA SULLIVAN, (Melissa.Sullivan@cbsradio.com).
Reach JAY BEAU JONES at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 829-1174.