Vermont radio vet to also host key afternoon drive slot
August 1, 2012
GLENS FALLS -- Radio station Froggy 107.1 (107.1 WFFG-FM), owned and operated locally by Queensbury-based Adirondack Broadcasting, announce the hiring of Chris O’Neil as Program Director, effective August 13, 2012.
O’Neil joins Froggy from 105.3 Cat Country (105.3 WJEN-FM), based in Rutland, VT, where he was afternoon host and Promotions Director.
O’Neil began his career in radio as an intern at WORK/WSNO in his hometown of Barre, VT in 1997. He left Vermont to attend The New England School of Communications in 1998. Soon after, O’Neil joined Clear Channel in Bangor, ME and was Midday host on WGUY, Nights on WBFB (The Bear Country) and overnights on WWBX (B97.1 CHR).
O’Neil left Bangor in 2002 to become the Morning Show personality and Production Director for WLFE in St. Albans, VT. Moving to Rutland, VT in 2005, he was Midday personality and Promotions Director for Nassau Broadcasting’s WEXP The Fox. By 2008 he became the Promotions Director and Afternoon personality for WJEN (105.3 Cat Country).
O’Neil is heavily involved in his community as a committee member for the local Relay For Life, helping plan events to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research hospital and other charities in the area. “I am looking forward to bringing my experience and skills to Glens Falls, and I am very passionate about creating compelling and entertaining radio. I am honored and grateful about being chosen as the Program Director and Afternoon personality for WFFG (Froggy 107.1).”, said O’Neil.
“We are very excited about Chris joining our team”, said Adirondack Broadcasting General Manager Mike Thompson. “His passion and dedication to the medium is infectious.”
The station's former program director, Jackie Donovan, is now the Program Director for Classic Hits 101.7 (101.7 WNYQ-FM).
For further details, please contact Mike Thompson at 518-615-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WMML-AM ADDS ENTIRE BUFFALO BILLS SEASON SCHEDULE
July 19, 2012
GLENS FALLS -- Radio station Fox Sports Radio WMML 1230-AM, owned and operated locally by Queensbury-based Adirondack Broadcasting, will broadcast Buffalo Bills football games for the 2012 season.
“We are proud to be the North Country’s leader in live professional sports broadcasting”, said Adirondack Broadcasting General Manager Mike Thompson. “We carry Major League Baseball, the IZOD Indycar Series, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and now the most popular sports league in the nation, the National Football League.”
WMML-AM will broadcast all 16 regular season games plus the four pre-season games, as well as the Bills’ pre- and post-game shows.
John Murphy will handle the play-by-play duties with the color commentary coming from former Bills defensive back Mark Kelso.
Murphy, the sports director at WIVB-TV in Buffalo, is entering his 25th season as part of the broadcast team and ninth as the play-by-play voice of the Bills.
Kelso enters his seventh season as the color analyst for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network. Known for his intelligence and savvy on the field, Kelso will look to bring those same intangibles to the Bills broadcast team.
Kelso enjoyed an eight-year NFL career with Buffalo (1986-1993) and served as the starting free safety for the final seven seasons of his career.
The first Bills broadcast on WMML-AM 1230 will air Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m., as the Bills host the Washington Redskins in the first of four pre-season games.