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KISS FM Names Longtime Staffer Fred ‘Bugsy’ Buggs Assistant Program Director

With almost 20 years under his belt at Emmis New York, Fred “Bugsy” Buggs has held nearly every position at KISS FM/WRKS, or sister station Hot 97/WQHT. Now, Buggs has been named assistant program director at KISS. He’ll report to PD Jay Dixon.

Buggs is a former midday air personality at Hot 97, who also did on-air shifts in various dayparts on KISS. Currently, he is producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, a position he will maintain. In addition, fans will still hear Buggs spinning the tunes during his own show  Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Bugsy has extensive knowledge about the market and its history, Dixon says. “…Bugsy is a well-rounded talent in all areas with great leadership skills, is committed to out mission and is the ideal person to solidify the KISS brand.”

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98.7 KISS FM to Broadcast Whitney Houston Funeral

It’s been a whirlwind week for fans of Whitney Houston. The legendary performer died Saturday night. She was 48.

Houston’s Saturday afternoon funeral is even more bittersweet because it’s being held at her hometown Newark, New Jersey church, where she got started singing in the choir.

The funeral is private, but WKRS/98.7 KISS FM is taking the unprecedented step to broadcast it live from the New Hope Baptist Church, beginning at noon.

Jay Dixon, WRKS program director, said in a statement, “We’re providing this service to our community and for her fans that are unable to attend, but want to celebrate her [life]. We are thankful for the honor.”

98.7 KISS FM/WRKS Now Streaming Live

Emmis’ 98.7 KISS FM/WRKS has launched an Internet live stream just in time to keep its loyal listeners tuned in while on the move for the holidays.

“It’s been a highly anticipated addition to the powerful KISS Classic Soul and Today’s R&B brand, Jay Dixon, KISS program director, says. “New York’s greatest music can now be heard world wide.”

You can hear the station’s online stream 24 hours a day.

98.7 Kiss FM/WRKS Names Jay Dixon Program Director

This Monday, 98.7 Kiss FM/WRKS celebrated 30 years of music geared to black listeners. Today, they start season 31 with a new program director.

Jay Dixon fills the void created by Jill Strada, who departed for a Miami radio station in June.  

Dixon began his broadcasting career in 1977 at a Boston radio station while still in high school. Over the next 34 years, Dixon gained experience in several formats including Top 40, Country, and Urban.

He is no stranger to Kiss, having previously worked as the station’s production/creative service director.

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