101.9 FM WRXP in early August, as current Emmis OM Brian D'Aurelio announces his departure.
D'Aurelio will work through the end of July. He has served as OM for the three Emmis station in NYC: 97.1 FM WQHT, 98.7 FM WRKS and WRXP. D'Aurelio also jocked evenings on RXP.
Merlin is expected to starting programming WRXP under an LMA agreement, pending FCC approval of its purchase of majority interest in the station. Emmis will be a minority owner. The other two stations in the cluster, WQHT (Hot 97) and WRKS (98.7 Kiss FM), remain with Emmis.
"After 12 years in New York and six years working with the talented people at Emmis/New York, the recent sale of Emmis properties has necessitated my departure," said D'Aurelio, who previously served as Director of Marketing & Digital Media for the trio of stations.
"I'm now looking for my next opportunity to lead, inspire creativity and innovate in brand marketing, radio management and/or on-air programming," he says. "I'm open to relocation, so all markets and opportunities are of interest! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org."
Also said to be looking for new opportunities is Jane Fiorello in Promotions. Fiorello is best known for her previous work at PromoSuite.
More departures are expected to become known soon.