The veteran broadcaster will co-host mornings alongside Ashley Stegbauer. Diaz has more than 16 years of morning radio experience, starting at Cox Media Group in Orlando in 1999 at sister station WPYO Power 95.3 FM.
“Obie lives the format, is passionate about country music and has a tremendous track record of success in Orlando radio,” says Drew Bland, K923 Director of Branding and Programming. “I couldn’t be more excited to add an all-star like him to the K923 line-up alongside Ashley.”
Steve Smith, CMG’S VP of Radio Programming adds, “Obie is simply the best morning show director in Orlando radio and has been winning consistently for over a decade. Alongside Ashley -- who has won over the hearts of all our country listeners with her unique appeal -- they are the perfect team to take K92.3 to the top of the Orlando ratings.”
With Diaz’s departure from WPYO-FM’s Morning Show, Power 95.3 welcomes back Marc “DJ Nailz” Dixon to the CMG Orlando Radio family as co-host on morning drive. Dixon, a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, started his radio career at WPYO as an intern and worked his way up to hosting the #1 rated night show in Orlando at WPYO-FM. Dixon’s ratings success earned him a promotion to Miami, where he has been hosting nights for the past two years at 99 Jamz (WEDR-FM).
"Orlando is a city that I love so much and it has showed me much love back,” Dixon says of his return to Central Florida and WPYO. “I'm excited to return to the station that gave me my first shot on the air, with the PD who gave me that first shot! Doing nights at WEDR has been a dream job for me and now I have the opportunity to do a morning show!?!? Let the games begin!"
“These moves are the direct result of a shared vision – a vison of growth and development of talent and evolution our brands. I’d like to thank everyone that has worked so hard on this project and made it possible including Bill Hendrich, Steve Smith, Susan Larkin, Rob Babin, Drew Bland, and Jill Strada. We’re extremely optimistic about how these moves will better our brands and strengthen our cluster overall,” said DeMann.