Here are some of the headlines from the world of radio that you may have missed!
After an over two decade long career at WNED-FM, Ed. Simone (above) retired from the station in late September.
Simone started in 1995 and left shortly thereafter for a stint in Texas before returning to the station in 1999. From then, Simone was the host of Sunday afternoons and filled in on various shifts. He was also the host of “Music from Chautauqua” and was the voice of broadcasts from the Chautauqua Institution.
In addition to his radio work, Simone is a Professor of Theater and Director of the Theater Program at St. Bonaventure University in Olean. Simone holds a PhD in Fine Arts/Theater from Texas Tech University, a MA in Theater from SUNY Binghamton, and a BA in English from St. Bonaventure.
Former midday host Peter Hall has stepped into Simone’s Sunday slot.
At Entercom, changes have been taking place all summer with one of the most notable moves including Roger Christian leaving Star 102.5 (WTSS-FM).
Just down the hall, a personnel change took place during the summer months which led to the release of Emily Wild in June 2019 after spending three years with Alt Buffalo (WLKK-FM).
Brandi Whytas, former midday host, was promoted to the morning drive slot. She’s a Fredonia graduate and has been with Entercom since before her graduation. Whytas has worked with Rob Lucas as a producer and in the traffic department, in addition to her on-air duties. She can be heard weekdays from 6 to 11 a.m. on Alt Buffalo.
Also, Lexi Ziccardi has taken over the midday duties at Star 102.5. Ziccardi is also a Fredonia graduate and has been working at Entercom in a number of capacities. She has also been heard on Kiss 98.5 (WKSE-FM) and Alt Buffalo (WLKK-FM).
WECK-AM/FM is adding to their staff by hiring Mark Oehm from Cumulus Media. The announcement comes from Buddy Shula, President of Radio One Buffalo.
Oehm was an Account Executive with Cumulus for over seven years before making the switch to a local company based in Western New York.