Former NFL Player and Sports Personality Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins Joins HOT 96.9 GetUp Crew in Boston

August 18, 2014  
Filed under News and Events

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Greater Media announces former NFL Player and Sports Personality Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins has joined the HOT 96.9 “GetUp Crew” in Boston. His first day on the morning show will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

HOT 96.9 FM burst onto the scene in January of 2013 and continues to be one of the most successful station launches in Boston radio history. Melissa, who has been hosting middays on Hot 96.9 since the station’s inception, will also be joining the morning team. Boston’s most beloved female radio personality, Pebbles, will continue to anchor the show.

Wiggins most recently appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, where he garnered new fame as “the man with an opinion on everything”, both inside and outside the sports world. In addition, he has served as an NFL analyst and has worked in other positions at Boston sports media outlets including Comcast SportsNet New England, WBZ- TV, WHDH-TV, New England Sports Network and the Kraft Sports Production show entitled “Patriots This Week”.

“Morning shows are built to excel when the personalities are live, local, and make a connection with their marketplace,” said Cadillac Jack, Director of Programming at Greater Media Boston. “The deep and real footprint that Pebbles, Melissa and Wiggy each already have individually in Boston make the GetUp Crew an unbeatable team and the start of another great chapter in HOT 96.9’s success story.”

“Melissa and I have worked together for years, and I’m excited to have her back on the morning team,” said Pebbles. “I’ve also had the pleasure to get to know Wiggy over the past few weeks and I can assure you – we couldn’t be more different! It’s going to be entertaining!”

“I am super excited to be working with Pebbles and Melissa, as well as everyone else at HOT 96.9,” said Wiggins. “I can’t wait to do my part to help the Hot 96.9 morning show continue to be one of the hottest shows in Boston.”


JW & Lori Invite Young Philanthropist to Meet Hunter Hayes

August 13, 2014  
Filed under Community Involvement

WKLB-FM’s JW, Lori Bateman, Kylee McCumber and WKLB-FM’s Lori at the Hunter Hayes concert in May.

WKLB-FM’s JW, Lori Bateman, Kylee McCumber and WKLB-FM’s Lori at the Hunter Hayes concert in May.


WKLB-FM’s JW and Lori made one girl’s dream come true in May.

After hearing about her community service work, JW and Lori spoke with Leominster, MA, middle school student Kylee McCumber on the air to talk about a charity project she started.

In addition to her studies, Kylee found time to launch Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz, packing and distributing weekend food kits for children who are in need.

The Kare Kits, comprising nonperishable food, were designed to feed elementary school students in the Massachusetts city who do not have enough food to last them over the weekend.

To honor the enterprising young woman’s efforts, Kylee and her grandmother, Lori Bateman, were also invited to see Hunter Hayes in concert, where they met up with JW and Lori.

Hayes, who is one of Kylee’s favorite singers, has been raising awareness about childhood hunger on his We’re Not Invisible tour.

The country star stopped to speak with Kylee backstage about her Kare Kits program, posing for a picture along the way. That night, she also met Danielle Bradbery, winner of The Voice season 4, and country duo Dan + Shay.

“Kylee hasn’t stopped grinning and has been sharing stories with family and friends nonstop!” her grandmother said a few days after the concert.

But Kylee is not done yet: She’s already looking to extend her burgeoning Kare Kits program into the summer.


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