Joe Breezy has been named Music Director and afternoon drive host (2-7pm) at new CBS Radio Boston's new contemporary hit radio/Top40 WODS/"103.3 Amp Radio.Breezy will be the first live DJ on Amp 103.3 and he starts this Thursday (Dec.13). Most recently, Breezy was assistant program director/Music Director and afternoon host at "Wild 105.7 and 96.7" WWVA-FM, Atlanta. His previous stops included stations San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento. More DJs are going to be added to AMP's roster in the coming days/weeks.
Here's the official press release from CBS Radio Boston.
JOE BREEZY NAMED AFTERNOON HOST AND MUSIC DIRECTOR
OF BOSTON’S NEWEST HIT MUSIC STATION 103.3 AMP RADIO
BOSTON, MA – Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Joe Breezy has been named Afternoon Host and Music Director of Boston’s newest contemporary hit radio station 103.3 AMP Radio (WODS-FM), it was announced today by Dan Mason, Program Director for CBS RADIO Boston’s 103.3 AMP Radio. Breezy’s first day will be Thursday, December 13, and he will host weekdays from 2PM to 7PM.
Before joining 103.3 AMP Radio, Breezy was Afternoon Host, Music Director, and Assistant Program Director for three years at Atlanta’s smash station WWVA-FM "The NEW WiLD 105.7 & 96.7." Before that, he was Morning Host at KZON-FM “101.5 jamz” in Phoenix. For three years prior to that, Breezy was the Night Host at KDND-FM “107.9 The End” in Sacramento as well as Night Host for three years at KYLD-FM “WiLD 94.9” in San Francisco. In fact, Breezy began his career at KYLD-FM “WiLD 94.9” with a promotions internship in high school which he describes as the “coolest thing ever to an 18 year-old at the time.” Since then, Breezy has nearly fifteen years of on-air, programming, and promotions experience taking hit music stations to the top of their markets.
"Having worked together in Sacramento, I know first-hand what a unique on-air talent Joe is and what an asset his programming experience will be to 103.3 AMP Radio,” said Mason when making the announcement. “As a new brand in a competitive market, we are bolstering 103.3 AMP Radio’s staff of passionate, creative people who are ready to make noise and win. So when Joe became available, this was a no brainer."
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with Dan again, who is one of the most strategic thinkers I know,” said Breezy. “I couldn't be more ecstatic to join the team and help build a new winning brand for CBS RADIO…especially in a dynamic city like Boston!"
103.3 AMP Radio is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 127 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WBZ-AM NewsRadio 1030, WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub, WBMX-FM MIX 104.1, and WZLX-FM 100.7 Boston’s Classic Rock.
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