PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 12, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., revealed a new weekday programming lineup for 105.1 The Buzz (KRSK-FM) in Portland, effective February 25. The station welcomes Liz Luda and Mike Vezzola as morning show co-hosts, bringing a fresh and interactive pop culture-focused show weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PT. The station also adds Jamie Tanchyk as Assistant Program Director and afternoon drive host from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“Building a strong on-air team is why Entercom Portland is the platinum standard for our listeners and advertisers,” said Kim Martinez, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Portland. “Liz and Mike’s fun and energetic chemistry coupled with Jamie’s exuberant on-air style and programming prowess cements 105.1 The Buzz as the go-to for young, active listeners in Portland.”
“I am so excited to be joining the Entercom family, especially in Portland,” said Luda. “I love Scott [Roddy, Operations Manager and Program Director, 105.1 The Buzz and 99.5 The Wolf] and Kim’s vision and know that we can deliver great content that audiences can relate to. I am beyond ecstatic for this opportunity.”
Prior to joining Entercom, Luda served as a morning show co-host and Promotions Director for Flinn Broadcasting Corporation in Memphis, TN. She also previously held an Account Executive role for Clear Channel Radio in Charlotte, NC.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with some incredible people throughout my career in several New England markets, and am beyond excited to head out west and begin the next chapter with the extremely talented Liz,” said Vezzola. “Scott Roddy and Kim Martinez are the real deal and have a great vision for the future in Portland, I look forward to getting out there, getting to work and being a part of that.”
Vezzola joins 105.1 The Buzz after previously serving as an on-air personality for sister stations 103.3 AMP Radio (WODS-FM) in Boston and 96.5 TIC FM (WTIC-FM) and HOT 93.7 (WZMX-FM) in Hartford, CT. He also previously held the role of morning show co-host for WWKX in Providence, RI and General Manager for WAIC-FM in Springfield, MA.
“I can’t wait to bring my signature spice and seasoning to afternoon drive in Portland,” said Tanchyk. “Scott Roddy and Kim Martinez are incredibly talented leaders and the opportunity to work for them is as exciting as it gets. Let’s get it.”
Tanchyk comes to 105.1 The Buzz after holding the role of midday show host for sister station HOT 103.7 (KHTP-FM) in Seattle.
New weekday programming lineup is as follows.
|5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.:||Liz and Mike|
|9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:||Haze|
|2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:||Jamie|
Listeners can tune in to 105.1 The Buzz (KRSK-FM) in Portland, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
105.1 The Buzz is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).