Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chicago Radio: Market Vet Joe Soto Lands PM Drive On V103

Joe Soto
iHeartMedia/Chicago announced Tuesday that Joe Soto will host Afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on WVAZ 102.7 FM V103 live in-studio.

“I’m proud to have Joe Soto take the reins of afternoon drive on V103,” said Derrick Brown, Director of Urban Programming at iHeartMedia Chicago. “I’ve known Joe for over 25 years and worked with him on several occasions, most directly at V103 for almost a decade.

He’s a proud son of Chicago, a hilariously talented theatre-of-the-mind entertainer, and die-hard Cubs fan. I’m most impressed with his non-stop commitment to uplifting our community from our gun turn-in programs to youth baseball camp.” Soto, a 36-year veteran, is most familiar to Chicagoland listeners as host of “The Real Show” and “Back in the Day” on V103.

He previously co-hosted mornings on sister station 107.5 WGCI-FM. Soto has multi-format experience hosting shows in Dallas, Rockford and for ABC Radio Networks. He graduated from Farragut High School in Chicago and Northern Illinois University.

“The opportunity to host afternoon drive on V103 is an honor and a privilege,” said Soto. “It is truly one of our nation’s great radio stations. Thanks to derrick brown for his incredible guidance and belief in me."

WVAZ 102.7 FM (3.8 Kw) Red=Local Coverage Area
"Thanks to iHeartMedia Chicago Region President Matt Scarano and Senior Vice President of Programming Tommy Austin for their constant support.”

“I must also acknowledge the legendary Doug Banks,” commented Soto. “He was a teacher, mentor and friend. There will never be another Doug Banks. The V103 listeners are like family members. They are the most important part of what I do every day. I’m just a kid from K-Town on Chicago’s great west side living the dream!”

About iHeartMedia Chicago: iHeartMedia Chicago owns and operates WLIT-FM, WEBG-FM, WEBG-HD, WVAZ-FM, WKSC-FM, WGCI-FM, WGRB-AM.

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