Audacy Ups Dan Hardee to Regional Brand Manager of 98.9 The Buzz in Rochester

ROCHESTER, NY – August 24, 2022 – Audacy announces the promotion of Dan Hardee to Regional Brand Manager of 98.9 The Buzz (WBZA-FM) in Rochester. Hardee will continue in his role as Brand Manager and on-air host at 99.5 The Mountain (KQMT-FM) in Denver, as well as his on-air role at 96.5 WCMF (WCMF-FM) in Rochester.

“We’re thrilled to have Dan take over the reins on WBZA,” said Sue Munn, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Rochester. “He’s a perfect fit for the brand and for our team.”

“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the excellent team in Rochester,” said Hardee. “I want to thank Jeff Sottolano, Dave Richards, Vince Richards and Sue Munn for their faith in me taking the helm of this fun and exciting radio station.”

Hardee is a Colorado native who joined Audacy’s 99.5 The Mountain in 2016 as an afternoon drive host. His role expanded to include Rochester sister station 96.5 WCMF in April 2021 and was named Brand Manager of 99.5 The Mountain in January 2022. Hardee started his career as a production director at KIMN-FM and KXKL-FM in Denver and KWOF-FM in Waukomis, OK before moving on to Westwood One and then returning to Denver as an on-air host for KYGO-FM and KOSI-FM.

Listeners can tune in to 98.9 The Buzz (WBZA-FM) in Rochester on air and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Listeners can also connect with the station on social media via TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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