Audacy Names John Foxx as Brand Manager and Morning Host for WCBS-FM 101.1 in New York
NEW YORK, NY – December 14, 2022 – Audacy has announced plans for morning drive on WCBS-FM 101.1 (WCBS-FM) in New York, following the retirement of industry icon and Hall of Famer Scott Shannon. John Foxx will anchor a new morning show weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET, launching this February.
Foxx will also be named Brand Manager of WCBS-FM 101.1, assuming that role from Jim Ryan. As content lead for the station, Foxx will collaborate with Ryan, who will remain Senior Vice President of Programming for Audacy New York and Brand Manager for WNEW 102.7 FM. Foxx will also continue as Brand Manager of 94.7 HD2 Country New York. He will report for all positions to Chris Oliviero, Market President, Audacy New York.
“John is a rare talent that has achieved success on and off the air in New York City, which makes him the perfect selection to lead the legendary WCBS-FM into its next era,” said Oliviero. “He is well known, respected and liked by his colleagues in our building which will make the transition smooth and seamless. John also has big feet which will come in handy as he has some of the biggest shoes to fill in radio history both as morning host and brand manager at 101.1FM. We are excited to welcome John home.”
“I’m in love with NYC and the Tri-state area and am really excited to join the content team at the iconic WCBS-FM,” said Foxx. “Being a part of the soundtrack of what wakes up NYC every day is a dream come true. Thank you to Susan Larkin, Jeff Sottolano, Chris Oliviero and Jim Ryan for all of their support and this incredible opportunity to lead one of Audacy’s elite properties.”
Foxx most recently served as Brand Manager of 100.3 The Bull (KILT-FM) in Houston and Regional Vice President for Country Programming at Audacy. A nationwide search is underway to identify his successor. A native New Yorker, his 23-year career in the radio industry includes experience in multiple formats, with stops as program director and afternoon drive host of WPLJ and Brand Manager of WNSH-FM in New York.
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