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Posts Tagged ‘Q104.3’

Q104 Jock Maria Milito Led Listeners Through ‘Very Emotional’ 9/11 Coverage

As we’ve highlighted over the past several days, throughout September 11, 2001, people were inundated with coverage on their televisions and radios. 

But that radio coverage was not only found on news stations, and within news departments.   

At Classic Rock station Q 104.3/WAXQ, midday disc jockey Maria Milito was starting her day just as millions of others were forced to abruptly end theirs.

FishbowlNY spoke with Milito for our continuing series–9/11: New York Remembers.

“I walked to work while it was happening,” Milito says. “So I didn’t know what was going on.”

Before leaving her home on the West Side for the Midtown studios, Milito had only a slight inkling of trouble brewing, when she learned that a plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.

But, Milito set out on her 20-minute walk, not giving it much credence—believing it was a rare accident, perhaps caused by the pilot having a heart attack.

“I kept hearing sirens and alarms, and [seeing] all these ambulances,” Milito recalls. “It was just too much at the same time.”

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Clear Channel New York Partners With Tribeca Film Festival

Clear Channel Radio New York, the home to Z100, 106.7 Lite FM, WKTU, Q104.3, and Power 105.1, has joined forces with the Tribeca Film Festival.

The New York radio conglomerate will be an on-air, online, and on-site media sponsor for the 2011 film festival.

The 10th annual festival runs from April 20 to May 1.

“Having the physical location of our five New York City radio and digital brands, as well as our 200-plus full and part-time employees, essentially share the same pavement with the team at the Tribeca Film Festival here in lower Manhattan made it a near moral imperative that we do everything in our power to help them promote and deliver an entertaining and compelling series of events in 2011,” said Joe Puglise, president and market manager of Clear Channel New York. “I look forward to continuing to build upon the working relationship we have forged together.”

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Little Steven Celebrates Nine Years as Q104.3 DJ

Actor/Musician Little Steven Van Zandt marks his ninth anniversary as a Q104.3 disc jockey with some special programming. Van Zandt joins Ken Dashow Sunday at 8 a.m. for this week’s installment of Breakfast with the Beatles. (Dashow is the Q104.3 afternoon DJ from 2 to 7 p.m.)

Little Steven, known to millions as a member of the E-Street Band, will have the front man on his Sunday night Underground Garage. Van Zandt welcomes Bruce Springsteen as his co-host for a special three-part edition of the program.

Underground Garage airs at 10 p.m.

This Sunday night, join @FishbowlNY as we live tweet the New York Emmy Awards. Follow @FishbowlNY. From photos of red-carpet arrivals to the winners, we’ll have the latest all evening with a full report Monday on FishbowlNY.

Q104.3′s Carol Miller ‘Just as Enthusiastic’ After Nearly 40 Years on New York Radio

Her voice has been synonymous with Classic Rock in New York for four decades. Carol Miller, with a one-part powerful, one-part silky voice, has been a distinctly unique combination for the genre. DJs are taught to speak to their audiences individually, but Miller mastered that trait. 

After a brief stint at WNEW-FM, she established herself in the mid-1970s at WPLJ.

The 1980s, and through the 1990s, meant a return to the legendary WNEW. That led to her current run at Clear Channel’s WAXQ/Q104.3 since 2004.

Her radio journey began as a girl growing up on Long Island, hearing the WMCA Good Guys and WABC All Americans.

“I was one of those kids that listened to my transistor all the time …I really loved it, but I never thought of it as a career because it was not what a girl would do—be a fun Cousin Brucie type of person.”

By the time Miller arrived at the University of Pennsylvania that all changed—sort of.

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Karen Carson Reportedly Leaving ‘Lite’ for ‘Fresh’

Veteran New York DJ Karen Carson has reportedly left her on-air position with WLTW/Lite FM. Radio-info.com reports Carson is joining WWFS-FM/Fresh 102.7.

It marks a reunion for Carson and her former Lite FM boss Jim Ryan, now the program director at Fresh.

FishbowlNY attempted to reach Ryan for a comment.

Carson has been a mainstay at Lite FM since 1996. The accomplished voice-over artist has also done shifts at Classic Rocker WAXQ/Q104.3  and middays at the former “Big 105.1″/WBIX. 

In 2009, Carson began splitting her time between New York and Los Angeles when she was named midday host at KOST.(She is still listed on their website.) 

Last week, Heather Walters left her midday shift at Fresh.