Jay Michaels

Long-time radio programming executive Jay Michaels has been hired as the Program Director for NRG Omaha radio stations, Hot AC KQKQ (SWEET 98.5) and Rhythmic KOPW (POWER 106.9).  NRG Media General Manager Mark Shecterle made the announcement Thursday morning.

Michaels is a very seasoned programmer with outstanding relationships within the broadcasting and record industry, according to Shecterle.  He worked as Program Director at Amp1037 & 100.3 Jack FM in Dallas, KDMX & KDGE in Dallas, Hot 93.3 in Austin and KRBE in Houston.  He was Operations Manager at WROX & WUSH in Virginia, and Music Director at KDGE in Dallas as well as KISS and KHFI in Austin.

Shecterle stated, “I am thrilled to have Jay join our incredibly talented and award-winning staff.  Jay’s music knowledge, creativity, passion for radio and his competitive spirit is second to none.  Jay has a great programming mind, as well as a strong sales mentality, which is important in our business.  I am very fortunate to once again work with Jay, as he is truly one of the best programmers in the business”.

Michaels said he is extremely excited to get started in Omaha, and work with the existing staff on two legendary stations SWEET 98.5 and POWER 106.9.

“I’m beyond excited to reunite with one of the biggest influences in my career Mark Shecterle and join a fantastic radio company that focuses on great local radio.  I cannot wait to start programming, and join a very talented group of individuals who still value what local radio is should be.  I’m honored to be the next Program Director for such iconic brands, Sweet 98.5 and Power 106.9!”

Most recently, Jay worked for Maverick Management in Los Angeles.