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Entercom/Orlando Names Taylor, O'Connell to PD Roles


Dana Taylor and John O'Connell
Dana Taylor and John O'Connell

Dana Taylor (pictured far left) is appointed Program Director of WOMX-FM (MIX 105.1)/Orlando. She joined the Entercom Hot AC outlet in 1994 and was most recently Assistant Program Director. Taylor has also served as the station's Music Director and has held overnight, evening, midday and morning drive on-air roles. Prior to joining Entercom, Taylor held the role of Music Director for WFSY/Panama City, FL.

Concurrently, John O'Connell is named Program Director for co-owned Alternative WQMP-FM (FM 101.9)/Orlando. His new role with FM 101.9 is in addition to Program Director duties with sister stations WKOS-FM (KISS Country 99.9) and Alternative WSFS-FM (104.3 The Shark)/in Miami. He's also served as Program Director for WMXJ-FM (102.7 The Beach) from 2016 to 2018. Prior to joining Entercom, O'Connell held programming roles for CBS Radio in Tampa.

"I'm excited to elevate Dana and John to these roles," said Entercom/Orlando Senior VP/Market Manager Claudia Menegus. "They are both talented leaders with infectious passion for our brands and I am confident they will continue to raise the bar."

"I'm very fortunate to work with a company that values creativity and open communication," adde Taylor. "I'm looking forward to working with a team of talent that consistently brings real energy and passion for radio to our listeners."

"I am thrilled to take on the program director role of FM 101.9," said O'Connell. "This is an exciting time for the station as it continues to grow and serve the Alternative music fan community in Orlando."

In addition to Taylor and O'Connell, Melissa "Mel" Leigh-Sorrentino is also named Assistant Program Director for FM 101.9. This position will be in addition to her current roles of FM 101.9 Music Director and midday host, weekdays from 10am-3pm ET.

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