Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jamn 94-5 says goodbye to Frankie & Ashlee and joins the Breakfast Club

IheartMedia's WJMN/Jamn 94-5 announced today that top-rated nationally syndicated morning show, The Breakfast Club, will be heard in Boston weekdays from 5:30-10:00 a.m., effective Thursday, May 12. The arrival of the new morning drive show means that after 9 1/2 months, "The Jamn Morning Show with Frankie and Ashlee" has ended(BRW7/22/15).

The Breakfast Club originates from Jamn's sister station WPWR/Power 105.1/New York City and stars Charlamagne Tha God, former co-host of The Wendy Williams Experience and current host of MTV2’s Guy Code; Angela Yee, one of the stars of the VH1 reality show The Gossip Game, and correspondent for MTV2’s Sucker Free; and DJ Envy, legendary DJ, mixtape master, and host of MTV2’s Sucker Free and Week in Jams. Each morning, fans of The Breakfast Club tune in to hear DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God’s unrivaled interviews and conversations with celebrities and hip-hop artists, entertainment news, fresh music mixes, along with their signature blend of honesty and humor.

Launched in December 2010, The Breakfast Club was named the No. 1 radio program in the nation by “The Source” magazine. It’s also widely regarded as one of the most informative and entertaining morning shows today. The show began national syndication in 2013 and is currently syndicated in 60 markets.


Here is the official press release from Iheart Media Boston :

THE BREAKFAST CLUB LAUNCHES ON JAM'N 94.5 IN BOSTON

Morning Show Featuring DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God Debuts May 12

Boston – May 12, 2016 – JAM'N 94.5, Boston's #1 for Hip-Hop and Hits, announced today that top-rated morning show, The Breakfast Club, will be heard weekdays from 5:30-10:00 a.m., effective May 12, 2016.

The Breakfast Club stars Charlamagne Tha God, current host of MTV2’s Uncommon Sense & Guy Code; Angela Yee, creator and host of Angela Yee’s Lip Service; and DJ Envy, legendary, mixtape master, and world renowned DJ.  Each morning, fans of The Breakfast Club tune in to hear DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God’s unrivaled interviews and conversations with celebrities,  hip-hop artists and newsmakers such as Kanye West, Hillary Clinton,  Jay Z, and Kevin Hart, plus entertainment news and fresh music mixes, along with their signature blend of honesty and humor.  Launched in December 2010, The Breakfast Club was named the No. 1 radio program in the nation by “The Source” magazine.  It’s also widely regarded as one of the most informative and entertaining morning shows today. 

The Breakfast Club is an exciting, entertaining show that not only just reports on pop culture, but also drives the culture and conversation on air, online and socially.  They are the perfect complement to JAM’N’s iconic brand,” said Thea Mitchem, iHeartMedia Executive Vice President of Programming Northeast Division.

“I have been involved with JAM’N since its launch in 1993, and putting The Breakfast Club on the air is the biggest move the station has made since signing on,” said Alan Chartrand, Region President, iHeartMedia Boston.  “We couldn’t be more excited to have them on our team and about the future of JAM’N 94.5.”

“We are excited to bring The Breakfast Club to Boston on JAM’N 94.5,” said Dylan Sprague, Senior Vice President of Programming, iHeartMedia Boston.  “DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God are incredible talents and have unparalleled access to every artist that matters in the Hip Hop World.”

The Breakfast Club is heard on nearly 60 stations nationwide including New York, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Detriot and just added Boston.  Fans can listen to JAM'N, via the station's website JAMN945.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's all-in-one digital radio service. 

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Boston market.  Its radio brands 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, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than 800 million downloads, 80 million registered users and more than 75 million social media followers across the Network.

About iHeartMedia:
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 900 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 85 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.  The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit 
iHeartMedia.com for more company information



Red Sox to play ball with WEEI for seven more years

As been reported for months, WEEI 93.7 and the Boston Red Sox have officially renewed their partnership on April 28, formalizing a long anticipated new deal that will keep the team’s games on the Entercom Sports/Talker through at least 2023. Red Sox baseball has aired on WEEI since 1995.

Entercom CEO, David Field, praised the new deal as a win for both organizations and Red Sox fans everywhere.

Field went on to say, “Red Sox fans across the country will continue to hear outstanding Sox play-by-play broadcasts and 24/7 team coverage on WEEI and WEEI.com, the home of Red Sox baseball.” The WEEI Shaw’s Red Sox Radio Network is presently heard throughout New England on 55 AM and FM radio affiliates. Red Sox Hall of Fame announcer Joe Castiglione (shown) is celebrating his 33rd year in the booth and is the lead voice on broadcasts. He is joined this season by New England native and former Pittsburgh Pirates voice, Tim Neverett.


BRW Notes :

Spinning out on the dial : After nearly 11 years at Greater Media's alternative rocker WBOS 92.9, Paul Jarvis exited his roles as Assistant Program Director, Music Director and morning drive host earlier this month. Jarvis returned his native Vermont to become market to become operations manager for Vox AM/FM Inc which owns fours stations in the Burlington market. Jarvis will also serve as program director for one of Vox's stations....After 10 months with Boston.com Morning Show on WRKO 680, Jon Meterparel has exited. On-air auditions are being held for the vacant co-host role...After 3 1/2 years as the afternoon drive host/music director/assistant program director at WODS/AMP Radio 103.3 Joe Breezy(David Ambrecht) will say goodbye to his audience on June 15. Breezy and his fiancé, meteorologist Danielle Vollmar from WCVB are moving to Nashvile market where Vollmar will become chief meteorologist at a local ABC affil on July 5. The happy couple is getting married on June 24th.

Transitioning : Scott Eck, the longtime helicopter traffic reporter for CBS-owned WBZ/News Radio 1030, has revealed himself as transgender last week. "My new name is Kristen Eck," she said, "and my new identity is female." Eck, 45, has identified privately as a woman for 20 years. She has been undergoing hormone therapy and hopes to have sex reassignment surgery next year.

WBZ news and programming director Peter Casey said the station supports Eck's decision.

"Just as we welcomed Scott Eck to WBZ 19 years ago, we also welcome Kristen Eck with the same enthusiasm, support and encouragement as we would any new voice on the radio station,” he said. More on Eck in Jessica Heskam's story in the Boston Herald.