January 22, 2015
Greater Media Boston’s WMJX-FM achieved all time audience levels in the Holiday 2014 Nielsen with #1 ranking in every Adult, Women, and virtually all Men demographics and dayparts. In addition, the station captured nearly 50% of total market listening during the holiday period with peak total audience (cume) of more than 2.3 million during Christmas week.*
This was the third consecutive year of consistent audience growth since WMJX-FM became Boston’s Christmas station during the 2012 Holiday season. As a result, Magic 106.7 now owns the market’s best-ever (6+) share in the PPM-era (+7.4, 9.1 – 16.5).*
“Kudos to General Manager Mary Menna, Program Director Cadillac Jack and the entire Magic 106.7 team on achieving unprecedented audience levels during the 2014 Holiday season,” said Rob Williams, vice president and market manager of Greater Media Boston. “Magic’s performance demonstrates the power of local radio to create extraordinary events and attract huge audiences. Being Boston’s Christmas station is a role we embrace fully and look forward to building further with additional events and surprises in the years ahead.”
*Source: Nielsen Holiday PPM Monthly December 4-31st, 2014
January 9, 2015
Greater Media New Jersey is pleased to announce Matt Knight has been promoted to the position of program director
of WJRZ-FM. In addition, T. J. Bryan has been upped to assistant program Director and Bob O’Brien has been moved to the full-time PM drive slot on the station.
Knight has been serving as the Assistant Program Director of the Station since 2011. In addition to serving as program director of the station, he will continue in his current role hosting AM drive’s “Matt Knight in the Morning” program. The radio veteran is the former program director of Hit 106 in Monmouth-Ocean, New Jersey.T. J. Bryan, a long-time radio veteran and former music director of WDHA-FM and program director of WHTG-FM, will continue with his midday show on 100.1 FM.
Bob O’Brien, who is moving into the full-time PM drive slot, has serving in a part-time capacity in addition to his regular weekend shifts at WJRZ-FM. In addition, he is a long-time radio veteran and author of eight music related books.
They replace radio veteran Glenn Kalina, who decided to step down at the end of 2014 as Program Director and PM drive personality of WJRZ-FM to pursue a new venture. Glenn has been in the radio business for the past 45 years and will continue to be involved at WJRZ-FM every Sunday as the co-host of the Beatles show, “From Us to You”.
“On behalf of Greater Media New Jersey, I would like to thank Glenn for giving us such a great product,” said Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager Dan Finn. “He will always be a part of the “Jersey’s Greatest Hits” family. We wish him the very best.”
WJRZ-FM is owned by Greater Boston Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States