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Shuffling the Deck at 92.3 NOW FM

WNOW/92.3 NOW FM is making changes to its weekday lineup. Program director Rick Gillette is switching everyone with the exception of morning host Ty Bentli.

After that you need a scorecard to keep track. Micki Gamez is back in the midday slot, which she temporarily relinquished for afternoons when former Nick Cannon got ill.

“She’s the perfect foil to go up against the Seacrest syndicated debacle in middays across the street,” Gillette tells FishbowlNY.

Zann moves into the afternoon drive spot. He had been on evenings since last June.

“We moved Zann because she’s a breath of fresh air, and New York needs some fresh air in afternoons,” Gillette says.  “She’s the obnoxious chick who’s going to bully her way on the already packed number 2 train headed for Brooklyn every late afternoon.”

The station’s reworked 6 to 10 p.m. shift is led by Toro, previously on  from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Toro is a Nuyorican born in the projects overlooking Coney Island.

“Renowned and well paid in the tri-state for his amazing DJ/mixing skills, [Toro] has no future in radio outside of New York because he is just SO New York,” Gillette says. “92.3 NOW is so all about New York [so] we had to let this native son out of his cage a little earlier every day, allowing him to entertain the masses in the early evening and then prowl the late night club scene after his show every night.”

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NOW FM Midday DJ Leaves for Dallas as Eutopia Joins Station

Did you hear the one about the DJ who went on maternity leave–and never returned? That’s what Lisa Paige decided to do. Paige was a charter member of NOW FM as their midday jock.

All Access reports Paige chose to return to radio after giving birth, but not in New York. Instead, she is headed for Dallas, although details of the exact job weren’t known.

WXRK flipped to NOW FM in March 2009.

Paige’s decision comes as CBS Radio hired Eutopia a.k.a. Eunice Franklin for part-time work at NOW.  Franklin has had stops at the Internet version of Pulse 87 and Long Island’s Party 105/WPTY.

But assistant program director/music director Rob Wagman tells All Access that the station is still searching for its next midday host.