Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jamn makes a morning change - Ramiro's out, Frankie's in

In a move that may shock his loyal listeners, popular morning DJ Ramiro Torres Jr. has been replaced at WJMN/Jamn 94-5, it was announced by IheartMedia Boston earlier today.  As was mentioned only here first, Ramiro wasn't willing to negotiate a new contract with the station where he has been working for the past 21 years, in the morning drive since October 2001.(BRW 7/16/15). The station pulled him off the air after July 10th show. Jamn issued a statement regarding Ramiro's exit :: “Ramiro decided he did not want to renew his contract with us. We appreciate all the years he gave us. He’ll always be a member of the Jam’n family and we wish him well.”
Ramiro's replacement is a Framingham native, Frankie Vinci who arrives from another IheartMedia's Top 40 outlet in San Diego, KHTS/Channel 93.3. The new show is now re-branded as "The Jam'n Morning Show with Frankie and Ashlee" and debuts on Mon day, July 27 at 6am. Coming home is somewhat a bittersweet time for Frankie whose brother is Mikey V, the night DJ at sister station Kiss 108(BRW 11/25/13). Their dad passed away a little over a week ago.
Here is the official IheartMedia Boston press release on the morning show change at Jamn :
iHeartMedia Boston Announces the Debut of
"The Jam’n Morning Show with Frankie & Ashlee"

Boston – July 22, 2015 – iHeartMedia Boston announced today the debut of "The Jam’n Morning Show with Frankie & Ashlee," beginning Monday, July 27 on Jam'n 94.5, Boston's No. 1 for Hip-Hop.  Frankie Vinci will now join Ashlee Feldman to host mornings on Jam'n 94.5.

 "The Jam’n Morning Show with Frankie & Ashlee" will air weekday mornings from 6-10:00 a.m. ET. The new show will feature daily lifestyle discussions, entertainment and hip-hop music news with Ashlee’s Sleaze and “3 Things Your Friends are Talking About.”  The show will continue the long tradition of “Jam Scams” three times each morning. Frankie joins the Jam'n morning show from within iHeartMedia. He has hosted mornings on Channel 93.3 in San Diego since 2010. His experience on-air includes roles at KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, Kiss 95.7 in Hartford and at sister station Kiss 108 in Boston.  Frankie was born in Boston, raised in Framingham, Mass. and is very active within the community, supporting a number of charities including After School All Stars, Boys & Girls Club of America, St. Baldricks and Ronald McDonald House.

 “Frankie is one of our rising stars in iHeartMedia, and we are thrilled to be able to bring him back to Boston and Jam’n 94.5,”  said Dylan Sprague, Senior Vice President of Programming, iHeartMedia Boston. "Frankie’s open, honest and vulnerable personality creates unique conversations that made him a success in San Diego.  Being a Boston kid and Jam’n fan growing up, I know Frankie understands this city, our music and the lifestyle of the Jam’n listener.  Pair that with Ashlee Feldman’s deep connection with the Jam’n audience and you have a show that will be fun, edgy and will give young Boston a real voice on the radio.”

 "People may wonder why I'm giving up the perfect weather of San Diego for the snow, rain and funny Boston accents, but Boston has been and always will be my home. Growing up I always listened to Jam'n 94.5 and now I am going to host the morning show.  Dreams do come true," said Frankie. Thank you to iHeartMedia for allowing me this opportunity to go home."
 Jam'n 94.5 is a leading media outlet in the Boston market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio — with its more than 600 million downloads, more than 75 million social media followers and 87 million digital uniques across the Network.

BRW Notebook :

Morning drama : Speaking of morning changes, in the previous update it was mentioned that Jamn 94-5's big sister station Kiss 108 had cut its longtime Matty in The Morning executive producer Kendra Petrone. According to the Boston Herald's Inside Track, Petrone found out about her replacement while leaving the station when she checked her phone.  It turns out her corporate e-mail wasn't yet de-activated,  Kiss 108's competitor, AMP 103.3's TJ Taormina weighed in on the Herald's artcile. You can hear it here.


Anonymous said...

Such a douchie Clear Channel move......

Anonymous said...

The "Breakfast Club" was hosted by Don McNeil on ABC radio through the 60's anyway. It was a talk show with entertainment blended in. Laughter galore a little bit like Loren and Wally.