Boston WMEX operations manager and morning host John Pica told the Utica Observer-Dispatch he thought of Keeler for the opening because they’d co-hosted a show on a Providence, Rhode Island, station in the mid-1990s, and Keeler proved able to adapt to local audiences.
Townsquare Media Utica executive Karen Carey notified WIBX staff of Keeler’s move to a top-10 market Thursday. There’s no relationship between the stations. “We’re really excited for him.” Carey said.
Keeler said he’s staying in Utica because of family. “This is my home and that’s why I’m doing it this way.”