Charlottesville Mayor As DJ?
October 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM (PT)
When you need a fill-in host, why not get The Mayor to do it? Saga Triple A WCNR (106.1 THE CORNER)/CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA will have MAYOR DAVE NORRIS (D-CHARLOTTESVILLE) filling in on the 7-10p evening show on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY night this week (10/18 & 10/19).
Middayer JACLYN is on her honeymoon, night guy J.D. is on vacation, and fill-in host MELISSA HOWARD is already covering middays.
106.1 THE CORNER already has a weekly segment called "Mornings With The Mayor" on THURSDAY MORNINGS, along with PD/morning host BRAD SAVAGE. The popular local figure is a Triple A listener -- a fan of the station, he reached out in 2008 to begin the weekly appearance. He picks songs (often including local/independent artists) and discusses issues and happenings in the community.
So will the Mayor be live or tracked? "You'll never know the difference," said SAVAGE, "but the Mayor is a busy man so we can't expect him to be live in-studio. If you gotta have a guest VT a fill-in show, having a local elected leader is a good place to begin! The station is so involved in the community that even the Mayor may show up on-the-air to play some music for our listeners!"