In a move announced by owner Buddy Shula, Joe Chille, longtime morning host and operations manager at WJYE-FM (now WMSX-FM), will host the afternoon drive on WECK-FM from 3 to 7 p.m. from Monday to Thursday. The 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee takes over for Mike Jacobs, who moves to more duties behind-the-scenes and will continue to host weekends. Chille will begin his duties on Monday, January 22. Danny Neaverth will continue hosting Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.
Chille started his career in the early 1970s at WJJK, WYSL, and WGRQ before working at WJYE-FM. He worked with a number of co-hosts through the years including Nancy Barrow, C.J. Lee, Cheryl Hagen, and Maryalice Demler.
He started his own company, Joe Chille Productions, after leaving WJYE-FM, where he produces spots for local and national clients.
You can read more about Chille’s career and watch his tribute video from the 2015 Induction Ceremony by clicking here.
Media One Radio Group in Jamestown, New York announced earlier this month that they are expanding their reach to include a WJTN-FM, in addition to their existing 1240 AM station. The FM translator will continue to broadcast local programming that serves Chautauqua County with longtime morning host Dennis Webster and other syndicated programs including John Tesh and Jim Bohanon. “We want to thank our listeners in Jamestown for supporting our station for the past ninety four years and hope they continue to find value in our radio product on WJTN as well as our other heritage stations in the marketplace,” said Andrew Hill, the Director of Operations and Programming for Media One Radio Group.