Friday, July 14, 2017

Boston Radio: iHM Inks New Deals With Three Programmers

Mikey V
iHeartMedia Boston announced Thursday new agreements with key programmers Michael “Mikey V” Vinci, Lance Houston and DJ Pup Dawg, effective immediately.

Mikey V has been named the new Assistant Program Director and Music Director of WXKS 107.9 FM KISS 108, Boston’s #1 Hit Music Station. He will be responsible for on-air content and music programming as well as record label relations. Mikey V will continue to serve as the station’s nighttime on-air personality.

“I look forward to taking on my new role and continuing to work with the extremely talented people at KISS 108,” said Mikey V. “iHeartMedia Boston is a dream workplace for this kid from Framingham.”

Lance Houston
Houston signed a new long-term agreement to continue his role as Program Director for WBWL 101.7 FM The Bull, Boston’s NEW Hit Country, where he will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station brand’s on-air programming, as well as local events and partnerships. He will continue to serve as the station’s nighttime host.

“Horns up Boston,” said Houston. “I am very lucky to call the best city in America my home and am so thrilled that I get to continue to build the Bull brand alongside the talented team we have here at iHeartMedia Boston.”

DJ Pup Dawg
iHeartMedia also signed a new long-term contract with DJ Pup Dawg to continue as Assistant Program Director and Music Director for WJMN JAM’N 94-5, Boston’s #1 for Hip-Hop and Hits. He will oversee JAM’N 94-5’s on-air content and music programming, as well as continue as host of the station’s evening show.

“I am JAM’N through and through and thrilled to be with JAM’N 94-5 for the foreseeable future,” said DJ Pup Dawg. “JAM’N is known for playing Boston’s biggest Hip-Hop songs that our listeners want to hear and I can’t wait to continue that tradition with the best team in the business.”

“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to continue to work with Mikey V, Lance and DJ Pup Dawg,” said Dylan Sprague, Senior Vice President of Programing for iHeartMedia’s Boston Region. “These guys know this city and know these stations. Having these critical programming roles locked in long-term gives us a big competitive advantage as we strategize for our future.”

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