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Audacy Announces New Weekday Lineup for WCBS-FM 101.1 in New York

Jesse Addy Elevated to Afternoon Drive Host and Music Director, Broadway Bill Lee Moves to Nights

NEW YORK, NY – January 25, 2024 – Audacy has announced new weekday lineup changes for WCBS-FM 101.1 (WCBS-FM) in New York, effective February 5. Jesse Addy has been elevated from part-time host to afternoon drive host and will be heard weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. Addy has also been named the station’s Music Director and will oversee music content.

Afternoon drive host Broadway Bill Lee will move to nights and be heard weekdays from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET. Night host and station veteran Joe Causi will remain with the station. 

The new weekday lineup is as follows.

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET: “Foxx & Annie in the Morning” 
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET: Race Taylor
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: Jesse Addy
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. ET: Broadway Bill Lee
12:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. ET: Dave Stewart

“Jesse Addy is an incredible talent who has built a deep connection with this city during his time at New York’s Country 94.7 and now gets to continue that relationship through the legendary WCBS-FM,” said John Foxx, Brand Manager and Morning Show Host, WCBS-FM 101.1. “Broadway Bill Lee is a legendary on-air personality and understands and excels at all the aspects it takes to be a successful radio personality in today’s competitive landscape. There is no doubt New Yorkers will be excited to welcome him to nights to close out their days.” 

“The chance to partner with John Foxx at one of radio’s legendary brands seems too good to be true,” said Addy. “This begins my second decade of entertaining the Tri-state during America’s most intense afternoon commute, and I’d like to thank Jim Ryan, Chris Oliviero and Jeff Sottolano for making this dream come true on WCBS-FM!” 

Addy joins WCBS-FM 101.1 after hosting weekends for New York sister station NEW 102.7 (WNEW-FM) since 2022. Prior to that role, he hosted afternoons for New York’s Country 94.7 (WNSH-FM) from 2013 to 2021. Addy’s prior experience also includes afternoon drive at WDVD in Detroit, as well as WWWQ in Atlanta and WDBM in East Lansing, MI.

“I’m almost too excited and delighted to debut ‘Nights on Broadway,’ evenings on WCBS-FM,” said Lee. “This brings me full circle in my career to when I made a name for myself, being the night jock on several great radio stations, and I’m looking forward to expanding the show to include requests and dedications as I continue my aim to entertain your brain.”

Lee got into the business the same year WCBS-FM went on the air in 1972, with the “Greatest Hits of All Time.” After working in garage bands in the 60s, Lee programmed the now-Audacy station WTIC-FM in Hartford. He went on to jock at stations like KPKE in Denver, WLOL in Minneapolis, HOT 103, HOT 97 and KTU in New York, and KFRC and KMEL in San Francisco. Lee has done charitable work for organizations including The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The March of Dimes and The Manhattan Society. He has been inducted into the National Radio Hall Of Fame, received The All Access Personality of The Year, The Billboard Magazine award for Radio Personality of the Year, as well as Personality of the Year from Radio & Records, and two New York Metro Air Awards for Best Afternoon Drive Show.

Listeners can tune in to WCBS-FM 101.1 (WCBS-FM) in New York and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via X, Facebook and Instagram.  

David Heim
About Audacy

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