One day after the tragic, unexpected passing of Z95.5 (WFIZ) PD and Morning Co-Host Tommy Frank, the station has decided to promote Assistant PD Justin Wright to the helm.
The announcement, made late Friday afternoon by ROI Broadcasting GM Frank Lischak, says Wright "stepped right in and didn't miss a beat. Lischak adds, "His passion, enthusiasm and work ethic are just what we need to make Z95.5 an outstanding radio station."
In addition to being promoted to PD, Wright will slide from evenings to the morning show. Morning co-host Heather B will continue to co-host mornings and voicetrack middays. No word yet on what the station plans to do with the evening shift.
Tommy Frank died of an apparent heart attack in his sleep, early yesterday morning. See yesterday's coverage for details on a scholarship fund being established in Frank's name.