Friday, December 12, 2014

NYC Radio: Jayde Donovan to Co-Host Mornings On WPLJ

Jayde Donovan
Cumulus announces that morning show personality Jayde Donovan joins WPLJ 95.5 FM mornings as co-host of the new weekday morning show, “Todd and Jayde (In the Morning)”. Donovan shares hosting duties with Todd Pettengill, longtime WPLJ morning talent.

The show debuts at 6:00 a.m. on January 5, 2015.

Donovan comes to New York City from Tampa Bay, where she launched one of the first female-led Top 40 morning radio shows in the U.S., “Hot Mornings with Jayde” on WPOI/Hot 101.5 FM. Donovan was also a correspondent for WTVT Fox 13 Tampa, with weekly segment “Hot Happenings” on Good Day Tampa Bay and daily segment “Hot Dish” on Dish Nation. She also hosted the television show “The Cue” on WOFL Fox 35 in Orlando. Prior to that, she was co-host of Johnny & Jayde in the Morning on Orlando’s WXXL/XL 106.7. Donovan has served as an entertainment correspondent with Billy Bush on Access Hollywood, and has co-hosted LIVE With Regis & Kelly with Regis Philbin.

Kim Bryant, Vice President and Market Manager for Cumulus New York said: “We are thrilled to have a talent like Jayde on PLJ. She is genuine, smart and beautiful. The New York market is going to fall in love with her.”

Gillette, Corporate Program Director for Cumulus said: “I've been following Jayde’s career for some time now, and have always wanted her in the Cumulus family. When this opportunity presented itself, we couldn't pass it up. She is the talent that will change the paradigm...that eventually becomes the paradigm. Having her join Todd and the talent we already have in the room will be lightning.”

Donovan said: “I still can't wrap my head around the dream job in front of me! To co-lead a show in the number one market in the world is more than a dream come true. Huge thanks to John Dickey, Mike McVay, Gillette, and my legendary radio friend Todd Pettengill for bringing me on the team. Can't wait to get to work!”

Pettengill said: “Our plan from day one was to assemble a team of talented people.
Sometimes you have to wait for those people to become available, but when they do, you make your move. I look forward to many fun mornings with Jayde, an intelligent, opinionated woman. I know our listeners will welcome Jayde with open arms and appreciate her honestly and sincerity as much as I do. It's gonna be a hell of a ride.”

1 comment:

  1. Wasn't she involved with the hold your wee for a Wii stunt in LA that killed the winner?