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Wall Street Journal Weekend Radio Show Names New Producer

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It’s been only one month since Air America shut down its operations, yet not all radio entities are scaling back in their operations. Take for instance The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, with over 168 affiliates over its last 25 years on the air, and which produces segments such as the “Dow Jones Money Report,” “Watching Your Wallet,” “The Wall Street Journal This Morning” “The Wall Street Journal This Weekend.”

“The Wall Street Journal This Weekend” has named Mike Gavin as its new producer, a veteran of New Jersey’s WHTG/WBBO station. As the show’s new producer, Gavin’s duties include taking the day’s top stories from the paper and translating them to a different a medium; a not-easy task considering how thick the weekend editions of WSJ are. Says Executive Director of The Wall Street Journal Radio Network Nancy Abramson, “Mike’s creativity, extensive knowledge of the industry and commitment to providing the best radio programming will lead us to new levels of success.”

Before taking this job, Gavin was the coordinating producer of the show, and also ran the This Morning Blog.

Read below for press release.


WALL STREET JOURNAL RADIO NETWORK NAMES MIKE GAVIN PRODUCER OF “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THIS MORNING”

NEW YORK (Feb. 16, 2010)—The Wall Street Journal Radio Network named Mike Gavin producer of “The Wall Street Journal This Morning” and “The Wall Street Journal This Weekend,” the morning news and business-news radio shows from America’s number one newspaper. Mike will oversee production of these shows. “The Wall Street Journal This Morning” is now broadcast on more than 168 affiliated radio stations, and the weekend program is broadcast on 145 stations.

“Mike has a keen understanding of how to translate stories and business news into compelling radio segments,” said Nancy Abramson, executive director, The Wall Street Journal Radio Network. “Mike’s creativity, extensive knowledge of the industry and commitment to providing the best radio programming will lead us to new levels of success.”

Previously, Mr. Gavin was a technical coordinating producer for “The Wall Street Journal This Morning.” He has produced various show features and written the show rundown on The WSJ This Morning blog (http://blogs.wsj.com/wsjam/). Before joining The WSJ Radio Network, Mike enjoyed ratings success as program director for WHTG/WBBO in Monmouth/Ocean, NJ.

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