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The anchor shuffle at WWJ

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Vic Doucette
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The anchor shuffle at WWJ

Post by Vic Doucette » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:35 pm

Jackie Paige and Jason Scott are WWJ's new anchors
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CATEGORIES: News Local News

(WWJ) A talent shuffle was announced at WWJ Newsradio on Monday that landed on-air hosts Jackie Paige and Jason Scott as the new afternoon drive team, effective December 9. Paige and Scott will be heard weekdays from 2 -7 p.m. ET on air and through the digital stream on RADIO.COM.

Current afternoon drive host Brooke Allen will move to middays, anchoring 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Allen will also focus on special projects including her “Difference Maker” feature, which highlights people helping others in the community.

“WWJ prides itself in being a reliable and trusted news source and this revamped lineup will allow us to better serve our listeners,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of Entercom Detroit. “Jackie and Jason’s passion for live and local news reporting will connect with listeners across metro Detroit and all of Michigan, while Brooke’s rapport with her audience will help our midday timeslot reach new heights.”

Paige has served as the station’s midday host since 2013. She has also served as an anchor for the market’s FOX television affiliate WJBK-TV. Scott has most recently held the role of evening drive on-air host for WWJ News Radio 950 since 2018.

New WWJ News Radio 950 weekday programming is as follows:

12:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.:

Jim Matthews

5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:

Tom Jordan & Roberta Jasina

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:

Brooke Allen

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:

Jackie Paige & Jason Scott

7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.:

Temporary Programming **A new host will be announced in early 2020.

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Re: The anchor shuffle at WWJ

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:02 pm

Good move!

I was just thinking the other day how Jackie Paige would sound so much better in PM Drive than Brooke Allen, whose delivery is a little too serious and NPR-ish for my liking.

It would not surprise me if poor ratings spurred this change.

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Re: The anchor shuffle at WWJ

Post by Big Signal » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:14 pm

In my opinion, from 10 AM to 7 PM has been all female voices. Before I get jumped on for dissing females on the air, I love good female anchors however, there hasn't be any authoritative male voice on the air during that time period since Greg Bowman retired. Having Jason Scott on the in afternoon drive is a good move, with Jackie. At this point, I would leave the midday alone with Brooke and Tracy. Any other thoughts out there?

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