UTICA/ROME -- After roughly two months of "filling in" as the morning host on Oldiez 96.1 (WODZ), Davey Jones has been named the station's permanent morning host and brand manager. Station owner Townsquare Media announced the promotion late last week. Jones has worked in various capacities within the four-station cluster since late 2009.
As a part-time talent who eventually became full-time, Dave Wheeler (his real name) has served in a variety of capacities and has appeared on Townsquare's other FM stations in the market -- as overnight host "Dave After Dark" on Lite 98.7 WLZW and as "Marty McFrog" on Big Frog 104 (WFRG).
On Facebook earlier today, Wheeler announced the promotion, writing, "I'd like to thank my friends and family, and of course my friends and family here at Townsquare Media in Utica for the chance to take this station to the next level on-air and online."
Wheeler's promotion fills a vacancy left after Bob Cain exited the station in March.