iHeartMedia announced that Michael “DJ Fountz” Fournier has been named PD for Urban WOWI (103 JAMZ, Norfolk’s No. 1 for Hip-Hop and R&B) and Classic Hip Hop WHBT (92.1 The Beat, Hampton Roads Throwback Hip-Hop and R&B)/Norfolk.
As PD, Fournier will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the stations’ music programming and for both stations’ imaging and branding. He will also serve as midday host for 103 JAMZ. Fournier will report to Tias Schuster, SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia-Norfolk.
“DJ Fountz is a part of the 103 JAMZ fabric,” said Angel Brown, Market President for iHeartMedia-Norfolk. “He’s served as the station’s Assistant Program Director for many years and we are excited to have him at the helm of the No. 1 Urban station in the Norfolk market and lead programming efforts at 92.1 The Beat as well.”
“DJ Fountz is 103 JAMZ,” said Schuster. “He helped build the brand over the years and this just feels right. 103 JAMZ is one of our nation’s most legendary Hip-Hop stations and we’re confident that it will continue its market domination with Fountz leading the incredible team.”
Fournier rejoins iHeartMedia-Norfolk, where he most recently served as APD for 103 JAMZ. He began his radio career at the station over 18 years ago as an intern working his way all the way up to APD for the station. During his time at iHeartMedia-Norfolk, he also helped launch 92.1 The Beat in 2015.
“I’ve been with 103 JAMZ my entire career, so I’m thrilled that my journey has led me to now be the Program Director for such an impactful and historic station,” said Fountz. “I’m equally excited to be the PD for 92.1 The Beat. I’ve been a part of the station since it began and especially love the Throwback format. I can’t wait to help cultivate and advance these amazing brands.”