His new role is in addition to his current programming responsibilities for Alternative WSFS 104.3 FM The Shark.
O'Connell began his radio career in WXKS-FM Kiss 108 in Boston. In 1995, he joined 103.1 the Buzz in West Palm Beach and was also on the team at Modern AC Mix 102.3, Country WIRK-FM and AC Sunny 104.3. Prior to Entercom/Miami, O'Connell was PD at 98.7 The Fan and Country WQYK-FM/Tampa.
"We are looking forward to having John join the Kiss Country 99.9 team, his expertise and passion for country radio along with knowledge of Miami listeners will be an asset to the team," said Entercom South Florida Senior VP/Market Manager Keriann Worley. "John is a remarkable leader and we are confident he will take on this heritage brand with vigor."
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"I am beyond excited to come back to the country format and join the team at one of the most legendary country radio stations in America," added O'Connell.