Thursday, January 10, 2019
Philly Radio: Market Vet Valerie Knight Joins WISX
According to philly.com, Knight announced her return to local radio in a Facebook post. According to a posting on the 106.1 website, Knight will helm the station’s “Show Biz Buzz” entertainment news report at 6:25 and 7:25 a.m. on weekday mornings, as well as a block of commercial-free music programming that begins at 8 a.m. Knight’s broadcast day will conclude at 10 a.m.
Back in 2016, Knight parted ways with 98.1 WOGL after 15 years at the station. Her departure came at a tumultuous time for the company, which previously ended ties with fellow former Breakfast Club host Ross Brittain, as well as longtime nighttime jock Bob Charger, and afternoon drive host Cadillac Jack Seville. Similar cuts also cropped up in 2018, with Harvey Holiday wrapping his run at the station in December.
The Breeze, meanwhile, launched in November following a format change from Real 106.1 WISX.
As part of the format change, the station ended its relationship with its on-air staff, including longtime hosts Chio Acosta and Shila Nathan, and began focusing on relaxing adult contemporary music. Previously, 106.1 was home to throwback hip hop hits as Real 106.1.
In addition, syndicated host Delilah will broadcast weekday nights, interacting with listeners through phone calls, music and dedications. The line-up will also include Helen Little, former Operations Manager of Power 99 and on-air personality of 106.7 LITE FM and Dan Blackman, former afternoon host of Philly’s B101.
“This incredible line-up gives our listeners voices they have been familiar with for years in Philadelphia,” said Brian Check, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Philadelphia. “We now have an array of popular on-air talent who each have a strong following of fans and will be the perfect hosts of our new format.”
Posted 3:07:00 AM