Familiar Voices Join EQX Lineup
WEQX announces several exciting on-air staff changes: Starting this Monday, May 25th, Joy Proft, who has been doing weekends/fill-in, will take over as midday host as Ryan Bushee is headed to a position outside of radio. Bushee will continue as host of EQXPosure, the station’s long running local music show.
Fun fact: Joy worked at EQX in the ’90s, and has also enjoyed a career on the West Coast in the record industry, and previously owned a clothing business in Manchester, Vermont. “It has been an absolute pleasure watching Ryan grow as the midday host and local music director. His passion, dedication and natural talent will be missed, but the blow is lessened in knowing that he’ll still be here giving great local bands the attention they deserve on Sunday nights from 7 – 9 pm. Joy has proven her ability to accept a challenge and exceed expectations. Immediately upon her return to the airwaves, she implemented a feature called “Sunday Brunch w/ Joy” where she interviews local business owners. It doesn’t get any more EQX than that: A perfect blend of music and support of independent business!”
Another EQX favorite, Joel Marshall, will join the station for Saturday afternoons. Joel has been part of the station in numerous capacities throughout EQX’s thirty-five-year history. “Even though I’m pretty sure I’m older than Joel, I look at him like that uncle who you can’t wait to come around so you can hear all of his stories about the good ole’ days. Well, I’m thrilled to now have Joel on air every Saturday afternoon so we can get those stories on a regular basis!”
Keller, the station’s PM Drive Host/Production/Imaging Director, looks forward to also becoming the host of the “EQX Sunday Rewind” – continuing the tradition of EQX’s knowledgeable hosts, who curate a weekly look into the station’s music history. “As Program Director, I need to make some tough decisions; not a single one of those decisions is made without consulting with Keller first because he never lets me (or the station) down. His decision to immediately step in to host The Sunday Rewind is a fine example of that. Mostly, because I didn’t even have to ask him! We would be lost without Keller, so back off… major market corporate suitors!”
About WEQX: 102.7 WEQX has been on-air since November 14, 1984. This independently owned radio station broadcasts from a beautiful old house in Manchester, Vermont. At 50,000 watts, it is the strongest commercial FM radio signal in southern Vermont and reaches well into Upstate New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
Jeff Mo’Rad writing for Nippertown? Whoa! These changes will be smooth as silk.
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