iHeartMedia has made a pair of morning show changes at its Columbus OH cluster.
After three years in mornings at News/Talk 610 WTVN, Brandon ‘Boxer’ Nasby will move to Classic Hits “93.3 The Bus” WODC as Program Director and morning host. Boxer will also continue in afternoons at Country 92.3 WCOL. Outside of a five year stint where he was based in Washington DC as morning and then midday host at 98.7 WMZQ, Boxer has been based in Columbus since 1999 and heard in afternoons on WCOL continuously since then. He has also tracked for many of iHeartMedia’s Country stations across the country. Prior to joining WCOL, he’s also worked at WBOB-FM/KEEY Minneapolis and WBBS Syracuse.
Replacing Boxer in mornings at WTVN will be “Columbus Morning News” anchored by WTVN Program Director Mike Elliott and feature Sports Director Matt McCoy, reporter Scott Jennings, traffic reporter Johnny Hill, and producer Michael Campana. Elliott has been with WTVN since 1999 first as a producer and later PD. He also has programmed Alternative “105.7 The X” WXZX for the cluster.
“DC 101” WWDC Washington DC based Josh Markovitz will move from mornings at WODC to afternoons at “Columbus Alternative 105.7” WXZX succeeding Mike Rafferty. Rafferty, based in afternoons at AC 100.3 WNIC Detroit, will continue to track overnights.
iHeartMedia Columbus launches two new local morning shows to beer serve the
Central Ohio community.
Columbus’ Morning News program begins on heritage talk station 610 WTVN-AM:
Hosted by Mike Elliott, Columbus Morning News will include contributors Matt McCoy (Sports Director), Scott
Jennings (News Reporter), Johnny Hill (Traffic Reporter), and Michael Campana (Producer).
Thirty-year market veteran, Elliot, started at WTVN in 1999 as the producer for Columbus radio legend Bob
Conners, will continue to serve as Program Director for 610 WTVN. Columbus’ Morning News will also feature
timely guests and newsmakers to wake up information-hungry listeners with the local and national news they
need to start each day in Ohio’s Capital City.
“I’ve done everything on WTVN except host my own show, and now I get that chance” says Elliott. “I’m grateful to be working with most talented team in the business every morning to bring the news to the best audience out there!” The show will be live Monday-Friday, from 5am-9am on WTVN and available both live and on-demand via the iHeartRadio app.
WODC, 93.3 FM, The Bus Welcomes The Boxer Show:
Brandon Boxer will bring a local, family-friendly morning show to WODC each weekday morning from 6am-
10am. Listeners can expect Brandon to entertain them on their commute as he provides audience-driven
content and flat-out fun. Like many people in Columbus, he balances a lot of responsibilities, with the most important one being his family. 93.3 FM is Columbus’s home to holiday music, where listening doubles every year. In the new year, WODC returns to playing top hits to listen to throughout the workday.
This move also includes a promotion for Brandon, as he will serve as Program Director for 93.3 WODC in addition to continuing his popular afternoon drive show on 92.3 WCOL-FM. “I’m 100% amped to continue waking up and taking our listeners home daily, plus advancing my programming career,” says Brandon. “My deepest gratitude to Kris Foley, Gene Ramono, Michael McCoy, & my iHeartMedia family for this opportunity.”
Josh Markovitz, the current morning host on 93.3 The Bus, will now be heard on Columbus Alternative 105.7FM. A long-time rock and alternative music fan, Josh is looking forward to sleeping in while still able to create relationships with listeners daily. “We’re always looking for ways to better serve our listeners,” says Senior Vice President of Programming, Michael McCoy. “I’m confident that these moves will do just that. I’m excited to see the results.”