Thursday, March 7, 2013

Candy O takes on the morning role at Magic

Boston's adult contemporary/soft-rock stalwart WMJX/Magic 106.7 has promoted assistant program director and afternoon co-host Candy O'Terry to morning show co-host, alongside another local radio veteran Mike Addams. She began her tenure at WMJX as a secretary in 1990. As part of the shift to mornings, O'Terry will step down from her assistant programmer duties and news/traffic anchor/co-host role on afternoon drive show with Dan Justin to focus on mornings. She will also continue to host the award-winning "Exceptional Women" public affairs show which airs on Sundays at 7:30am.  Magic has been without a permanent news/traffic personality in the mornings since Gay Vernon retired last February(BRW 2/9). Amanda Giles co-hosted the morning drive with Addmas on interim basis for the past year. Addams has been serving as Morning Magic's host since August 1996.

Wilber named WUMB's program director

Adult album alternative/Roots WUMB 91.9 has officially named market veteran Catie Wilber to the position of program director. Wilber's two-decade radio background includes 10 years at WXRV/92.5 The River in a variety of roles, including PD(BRW 1/3/12). Prior to that, she was assistant music director at WFNX 101.7. She has been serving as WUMB's PD on interim basis since February 11th. Jay Moberg remains WUMB's Music Director.

WUMB Radio is a service of UMass/Boston.

BRW Notebook : 

Room for Three : With big boys WEEI 93.7 and 98.5 the SportsHub playing their own radio version of Angry Birds lately, 1510 NBC Sports Boston is quietly putting together a local/national sports content for those looking for an alternative. The station will be rolling out a new line-up come Monday(3/11) and additional new shows in the weeks to come. 

For now, 1510's lineup will be as follows : A new local early morning show "The Sports Stamp" with Darwin Zook and Steve Tower will air from 6am to 8am. Comcast SportsNet New England's columnist Danny Picard will be on with his "I'm Just Sayin'" from 8am-10am. Yahoo Sports Radio's "Calling All Sports" with Bob Ryan and Marty Tirrell take over the 10am-Noon slot. Ryan is of course the award-winning longtime sports columnist at the Boston Globe and ESPN Reporters panelist. Tirrell is a talk show host based in Des Moines, IA who lived in the local area in early 2000's and hosted "Celtics Rewind" postgame show on 1510 during the last season(2001-02) of its coverage. "The Bawstin DieHards" with station's general manager Anthony Pepe and co-hosts, John Sappochetti and John Pica will shift to Noon to 2pm. A new afternoon drive show is expected to launch in early April. The station will also continue to air all 162 Red Sox games in Spanish this season. 1510's Pepe told BRW "...while the other two stations are figuring out whose dad is the toughest we will be talking sports, having fun, and really enjoying doing our own thing".


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Clear Channel-ization of Greater Media Boston by Cadillac Jack. In what universe is being stripped of your APD title and shuffled off to morning drive a promotion. How about Amanda Giles who was shown the door and wiped off the website seconds after her last traffic report?

This is NOT a promotion !

Anonymous said... like "anonymous" has a grudge against someone!

Anonymous said...

What happened to Amanda? Did she offend someone?

David Houle said...

I'm hoping that Magic uses Candy as a co-morning person, not as someone who comes in to just do the news and traffic. Listen to 106.7 Lite FM in New York sometime. They have a truly amazing morning team with Bronson and Christine.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that Amanda was on there as long as she was. She did not do a good job and made a lot of mistakes. Trying to fill Gaye Vernon's role are some big shoes to fill. I think their rating were going down and they had to make a move. I had changed the channel for a few months.

Anonymous said...

Ratings at Magic were not going down....they are as high as they've been in many years. (Magic best morning ratings came in days before they let her go.)

Amanda is a great person, a quick learner, and hard worker.

Her filling in for Gaye Vernon was just a temporary placement. It was never meant to be permanent. She was asked to fill the spot after Gaye Vernon retired.