Michael Fournier Named WOWI and WHBT/Norfolk PD
|RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 2:13pm CT|
Michael Fournier (aka DJ Fountz) is named Program Director for iHeartMedia's Hip Hop/Urban outlets WOWI-FM (103 JAMZ) and WHBT-FM (92.1 The Beat)/Norfolk, effective immediately. He'll also serve as midday host for 103 JAMZ. Fournier most recently served as the Assistant PD for WOWI. He began his radio career at the station over eighteen years ago as an intern working his way all the way up to APD. During his time there, he also helped launch 92.1 The Beat in 2015.
"DJ Fountz is a part of the 103 JAMZ fabric," said Market President Angel Brown. "He's served as the station's Assistant Program Director for many years and we are excited to have him at the helm of the No. 1 Urban station in the Norfolk market and lead programming efforts at 92.1 The Beat as well."
"DJ Fountz is 103 JAMZ," said iHeartMedia Norfolk Senior VP/Programming Tias Schuster. "He helped build the brand over the years and this just feels right. 103 JAMZ is one of our nation's most legendary Hip-Hop stations and we're confident that it will continue its market domination with Fountz leading the incredible team."
"I've been with 103 JAMZ my entire career, so I'm thrilled that my journey has led me to now be the Program Director for such an impactful and historic station," said Fountz. "I'm equally excited to be the PD for 92.1 The Beat. I've been a part of the station since it began and especially love the Throwback format. I can't wait to help cultivate and advance these amazing brands."