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WVRC Charleston/MetroNews Changes

Post by unchoopfan » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:03 am

Steve and Jenny are leaving V100's morning lineup, effective Sept. 12; replaced by recent Bristol Charleston departure Stacie Roberts and former WOGT, Chattanooga PD/afternoon personality Reid Thrush. Bishop, who's been a morning fixture at V100 since February 1984, moves to V100 middays (10-3), while Jenny Murray moves to afternoon drive (3-7). Jeanie K moves to nights.

Roberts and Thrush formerly worked afternoons at Jackson, MS country station WUSJ prior Thrush's stint in the Chattanooga market. After working previous stints at WQBE and Beckley's WJLS, Roberts made her way to back to West Virginia earlier this year, joining Al Woody and Jeff Jeffreys Whitehead on WQBE's Morning Air Show.

Bishop will take on a new role with WVRC's MetroNews Network side of the operations, replacing Dave Weekley as the new host of Hotline (3-6 p.). Weekley, who eight months ago inked a new five-year deal with the network, is returning to Florida full-time to continue his TV work with ESPN's family of networks and online channels.
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Re: WVRC Charleston/MetroNews Changes

Post by unchoopfan » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:37 am

Brad McElhinny MetroNews story on the Weekley departure from WVRC: Dave Weekley hands baton to Steve Bishop in ‘Hotline’ transition

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Re: WVRC Charleston/MetroNews Changes

Post by Dave Harman » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:12 am

This the the Facebook post that The Wolf put up about personnel changes there.

96.1 The Wolf
September 13 at 10:53am ·
96 1 THE WOLF HOWLS STAFF CHANGES
September 13, 2016 – West Virginia Radio Corporation’s 96 1 The Wolf (WKWS-FM) is rolling out several staffing changes. The Wolf welcomes new Program Director Johnny Vincent, most recently PD of sister station V100. Johnny will also be filling the afternoon drive chair and will pick up programming duties for Charleston’s Oldies, WKAZ-AM and FM. He continues to oversee Tailgate 107.3.
Other changes include a solo morning mic for Kidd Conley and the addition of Kurt Hanz in the 7:00 pm ‘til midnight slot. Kurt was most recently heard afternoons in the Wolf Traffic Center and on Charleston’s Oldies 95.3 and 68 KAZ. Monica Black continues to helm Wolf middays.
Upcoming promotions include the inaugural Capitol Street Creep Crawl pub crawl, bowing October 22nd in downtown Charleston.
West Virginia Radio Corporation of Charleston and its studios are located at 1111 Virginia Street, East, on the historic East End of downtown Charleston, West Virginia. Their parent company is West Virginia Radio Corporation, headquartered in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Re: WVRC Charleston/MetroNews Changes

Post by Mr. Jones » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:38 pm

Could 96.1 be departing the country format?

From RadioInsight:
West Virginia Radio Corporation Country “96.1 The Wolf” WKWS Charleston WV has gone all Garth Brooks as “96.1 The Garth“.

The stunt comes as Brooks prepares for three concerts in Charleston this weekend. However more changes may be on the way for the station following the stunt. The airstaff has been removed from the station’s website as morning host Kidd Conley jumped to afternoons at Bristol Broadcasting’s 97.5 WQBE and co-host Miss Amanda moved to sister Rhythmic CHR “98.7 The Beat” WRVZ.

WV Radio Corporation has registered multiple domains for potential use at WKWS in recent weeks. 961KWS.com and 961TheGarth.com were registered simultaneously last week, while anonymous registrations for 961Sky.com, 961SkyFM.com, Sky961.com, and TheNewSky961.com made in July match the Classic Hits brand launched by the company last month on 106.5 WWLW Clarksburg.

In the Spring 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings WKWS ranked sixth in the Charleston market with a 5.9 share, but that placed it well behind Bristol Broadcasting’s market leading 97.5 WQBE’s 16.4 share.

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