BLUELIGHT COMMUNICATIONS/ROCHESTER, NY has named veteran programmer VINNY BROWN PD for Urban WLGZ-HD2-W288CS (105.5 THE BEAT) and Latin WRSB-A-W248BH (97.5 LA MEGA).
BROWN told ALL ACCESS, “I see it as a great opportunity to combine my experience with an already talented staff toward enhancing station performance and company success. As a PD/Mgr. I’ve always led by example for those willing to adapt or learn from shared wisdom. I see this as a great fit. Prior to this, I’ve been pretty much been semi-retired, freely mentoring many radio folks who frequently reached out for opinions, advice, and air check critiques. I also still serve on the Board of Directors for the LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION.
BLUELIGHT Co-owner MANNY BELLA added, “I have had the pleasure of knowing VINNY professionally and personally for many years and have seen him lead, teach, and nurture both his WRKS and WBLS teams to win in America’s biggest market. VINNY is a true professional and a consummate master of his trade. I can’t think of anyone more astutely qualified to lead THE BEAT 105.5, and 97.5 LA MEGA to win in ROCHESTER.”
BROWN’s career resume includes programming for 10 yrs at WRKS/NY, 10+ yrs of OM duties at WBLS/WLIB/NY, and 3-years as Exec. VP for KJLH/LOS ANGELES. Outside of radio, he appeared as himself on the TV sitcom MARTIN, served as a contributing consultant to the movie “JUICE” featuring TUPAC SHAKUR and OMAR EPPS, and he also appeared in the WENDY WILLIAMS LIFETIME biopic and was portrayed in her LIFETIME movie.