iHeartMedia announced today that Nick Wize has been named Assistant Program Director for KRQQ, KOHT & KMIY effective June 11. Wize will also take over afternoon drive on KRQQ from 3p-7p. Wize will be responsible for supporting the Program Directors of KRQQ, KOHT & KMIY. He will report to David Adams, SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia Tucson. In addition, KRQQ/KOHT Program Director, D-Wayne Chavez, will move to afternoon drive on KOHT and Suzette Rodriguez, shifts to the midday slot from 10a-3p.
“Adding someone of Nick’s caliber to the already strong KRQ lineup is like winning the lottery! Nick will be an extremely valuable addition to the team; both on and off the air,” said Adams. “At the same time, D-Wayne’s return to afternoon drive on KOHT is a game-changer for the station! Born & raised in Tucson, D-Wayne knows his city, his station and the Hot 98.3 audience, which makes him the ideal person for this key role. Finally, moving Suzette to middays brings her star power and charisma to this important daypart as well as enhances our local connection with our listeners.”
“I’m looking forward to Nick joining iHeartmedia Tucson, with his knowledge and background he is the perfect fit to help take our team to the next level,” said D-Wayne Chavez, PD for KRQQ/KOHT. “I am also excited to return to afternoons on KOHT for a second time and eager to bring back a live and local show to the station.”
Wize was mostly recently with iHeartMedia Detroit, where his roles included Assistant Program Director & On-Air Talent for WKQI. His background also includes working for stations in New York and Florida. Wize began his career at iHeartMedia Detroit.
“I’m excited to sell my snow blower and join the amazing team at iHeartMedia Tucson!” said Wize. “Special thanks to David Adams, Paul Kelley, D-Wayne Chavez and Mike Saffer for trusting me behind the mic of the legendary 93.7 KRQ.”