WKLB's Brophey named No.1 programmer in the country
WKLB/Country 102.5's program director Mike Brophey has been recognized as the best in the business.by Radio Ink, a national trade publication based in West Palm Beach, Fla. Brophey who joined WKLB in September 1996 has been named as the No. 1 large-market radio programmer in the country.
During Brophey's tenure WKLB has changed frequencies twice(moving from 96.9FM to 99.5FM in 1997 and from 99.5FM to current 102.5FM dial position in 2006).
Speaking of WKLB, the station is coming off its best ratings period ever. According to January numbers, WKLB now ranks as the 3rd(nearly tied for the second place with news/talker WBZ 1030) most listened station in the market.
BRW Notebook :
New moniker, same old talk : After one year on the air as "RushRadio 1200", WXKS 1200 is now "Talk 1200". When the new talk station first launched last March 8(BRW 3/2/2010), its branding identifier "Rush Radio" was more designed to serve as a station GPS in locating Rush Limbaugh whose nationally-syndicated show ended its 15 year-run at rival WRKO 680 . Now, the station is moving away from RushRadio to a new, more traditional moniker - "Talk 1200" which emphasizes...what else?!.. the talk format...featuring local morning drive show with Jeff Katz, national conservative talkers Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Jason Lewis, Mark Levin and, of course, Rush Limbaugh...Speaking of newly re-branded Talk 1200, recently-appointed veteran programmer Paula O'Connor brought in her former WTKK 96.9 colleague Eric Coldwell to work as the new executive producer for the Jeff Katz's morning program.
Programming Moves : Melissa Eannuzzo who for many years has been part of WJMN/Jamn 94-5's morning drive's "The Ramiro and Pebbles", and prior to that - "Baltazar and Pebbles", is the new fulltime midday(10am-2pm) host at Jamn 94.5 as of this week. She made the official announcement on her Facebook page last Friday. She will continue her role on the "Ramiro and Pebbles" morning show.