Friday, August 2, 2013

Chicago Radio: Mick Lee New PD At WLIT

Mick Lee
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment has finally named a new Program Director and afternoon host for WLIT-FM 93.9 My FM. Both of those roles will handled by Mick Lee, starting August 19.

Mick Lee, who began as a board op for a small radio station in Albany, NY in September, 2001, when he was just a freshman in college, spent the next few years slowly working his way up to weekend host, nighttime host, and Assistant Program Director.

In May 2007, he accepted an offer to move to Portland to become an afternoon host, Assistant Program Director, and Imaging Director for KKRZ-FM. In March 2010, he made a big move up, by being named as Program Director and afternoon host of WZFT-FM in Baltimore, MD.  He now prepares to exit his Boston job to make the move to Chicago.

The nearly three years in Portland are the key ones, according to Chicagoland Radio& Media, because it was there that he worked under Tommy Austin. The very same Tommy Austin was appointed as the new Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel Chicago earlier this year. Austin had been running WLIT-FM, since the station was without a Program Director. Mick Lee will once again be reporting directly to Austin.

On June 17, Clear Channel re-branded and re-launched WLIT-FM from "93.9 Lite FM" to "93.9 My FM." All of the local on air personalities were released or removed.

Television host Mario Lopez was hired to voice-track nights for WLIT-FM, who also started on July 1st. After negotiating for weeks with a popular Chicago radio duo, leading most everyone (including those hosts) to believe they would be taking over mornings in July, Clear Channel Chicago instead hired Paul "Cubby" Bryant to voice track mornings at the station from New York. He started on July 22nd.

1 comment:

  1. Correction: The station WZFT-FM is in Baltimore, MD, not Boston, MA.