Musical Chairs at Z95.5: Birdman's Out, Nikii's In, and More...

March 5, 2010 by

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- There have been recent some personnel changes at ROI Broadcasting's Z95.5 (WFIZ).  Former morning host Birdman exits the station, PD "Corey at Night" becomes just "Corey" as he moves to morning drive, and the station hires "Nikii" to co-host mornings.  But that's not all.

The station sent out an email blast to listeners this morning announcing Nikii's arrival. The 2009 graduate of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting will begin co-hosting the morning show on Monday, March 15.  And her presence is already giving the station an opportunity to generate some NTR: the same email blast promotes "Nikii's Slumber Party," set for March 26th at the Ithaca Holiday Inn, open to women 21 and older, with hotel rooms selling for $120 (room for 2) and $200 (room for 4).

Meantime, an observant reader in the Ithaca/Cortland market points out the recent disappearance of Birdman.  We checked with Corey, and he filled us in on several developments:

Birdman exited last week and it was a mutual parting between us. Currently part-timer Guido is filling in nights for us til we find someone full-time. We are looking for an energetic, hard working night jock who has great social networking skills, works the phones, is creative, willing to take direction, and has good production/imaging skills.

I moved to mornings Feb 22nd.  Starting March 15th, 5-10am Will be Corey and Nikii in the morning. She comes to us from Columbus, Ohio. She will eventually take over the 10-3pm shift, until then I hold that timeslot as well.

Wanna Be A ZJ winner Jessica Brandt is doing weekends for us.

If you're interested in that full-time night shift job, rush your stuff to Corey at or by regular mail to:

950 Danby Road
Suite 230
Ithaca, NY 14850

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