Pictured at the closing table, at the plush lobby of the Marriott Courtyard in Orlando from L-R EVP of JVC Shane Reeve, COO Vic Canales, CEO John Caracciolo, Northwood Ventures Principal Paul Homer and JVC CFO Janet Leporin
Ronkonkoma, NY – JVC Media, one of the leading independent, locally owned radio broadcast companies with over a dozen stations in New York and Florida has closed on its purchase of WHKQ 103.1 FM in Orlando, Florida this afternoon. Upon closing JVC has announced that it will be changing formats on Friday December 19th at 1:03 p.m. JVC will officially take over at 12:01AM on Tuesday December 16th. In order to provide a smooth transition to the current Hispanic audience, JVC has entered in a short term marketing agreement with Orlando’s iHeartmedia station WRUM. WHKQ will broadcast the WRUM morning show from Tuesday through Thursday morning. You can listen to JVC’s launch of its new format Friday at 1:03PM at www.jvcbroadcasting.com
JVC also announces several additions to staff with its new acquisition. Joining JVC as General Manager is longtime market veteran Chris Ganoudis. Chris was perviously Genaral Sales Manager at Cox Orlando’s WMMO. Joining Chris in the sales department is Director of National Sales Steve Avellone, Steve was most recently with Iheartmedia Orlando and previously NSM for Cox Orlando. Heading up the programming department is Orlando market veteran ‘Shadow’ the longtime pm-drive personality on WWKA-Orlando along with ‘MurphDawg' of sister JVC station WPTY. They will debut the new format on Friday. EVP Shane Reeve will oversee this operation adding to his growing list of JVC radio properties which he oversees for the company.
JVC Media has been in a rapid growth mode, recently expanding in Florida and Long Island with its entertainment and broadcast division adding jobs and staff and working hard to make radio local and community friendly once again.
JVC Media CEO, John Caracciolo said, “This is a great market with excellent radio stations, we are proud to be a part of it and look forward to growing this property into something very special”. “We love this business and we see a huge opportunity to grow in this market”
JVC Media VP, COO Victor Canales added, “This is a huge market for us and one that we are very happy to be in. It is a homecoming for me, and we are excited to continue the trend of fun, local radio”. “We plan on adding staff in both Florida and New York and look forward to making a big splash with our marketing and programming”, he added.