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WOND 1400 AM to add Broadcast Veteran Harry Hurley to its News-Talk Lineup

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Harry Hurley

Harry Hurley

LINWOOD, N.J. — Harry Hurley, radio talk-show host for over 20 years of Hurley in the Morning, will be taking over the midday time slot of noon-4pm weekdays on WOND 1400AM, effective January 2012, it was recently announced in a media release. He will be taking over the time slot syndicated talk-show host Rush Limbaugh now occupies.

Hurley currently hosts the 6-10am slot on WENJ 1450AM, where he launched his radio broadcast career and spent 15 years prior to a five-year stint at WIBG 1020 AM in Ocean City (returning to WENJ earlier this month). He will be joining fellow broadcast veterans Don Williams (6-10am), Barbara Altman (10am-noon) and Pinky Kravitz (4-6pm) at WOND.

According to the release, Hurley is “known for breaking news and securing high-profile interviews with top news-makers and notables. Hurley has interviewed numerous members of Congress, Governors, state, county and local elected officials, as well as A-list celebrities throughout the past two decades.”

Born and raised in the Atlantic City area, Hurley’s career has also included senior management positions in both the casino and broadcast industries, as well as stints on regional television and as a full-time print reporter for the Press of Atlantic City.

“I am honored to be joining the best live and local talk radio lineup in the history of our market,” said Hurley in the release. “Don, Barbara, Pinky and I will bring more than 100 years of uninterrupted talk radio to WOND — an unmatched record in the history of South Jersey.”

“We could not be more pleased to have Harry join the WOND family,” said Longport Media president Dave Coskey in the release.  “When you think of local broadcasters who have shaped and defined news talk for South Jersey. you think Don Williams, Barbara, Pinky and of course, Harry Hurley.”

KOOL 98.3 Re-launches Monday, Aug. 1, as “South Jersey’s Greatest Hits Station”

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Avalon resident Dave Coskey, former vice president of marketing for Borgata, and former vice president of public relations for the 76ers, has recently become president of Longport Media LLC.

Avalon resident Dave Coskey, former vice president of marketing for Borgata, and former vice president of public relations for the 76ers, has recently become president of Longport Media LLC.

Longport Media LLC acquired WTKU (KOOL 98.3) along with four other southern New Jersey radio stations (WOND News Talk 1400, WMGM 103.7 The Shark, WWAC Wild 102.7 and WBSS La Fiesta 1490) back in May for $4.2 million.

Recently the company announced that starting Monday, Aug. 1, KOOL 98.3 will be re-launched with a refined format of hit songs from the 1960s through the ’80s, and played by a lineup of personalities whose names and voices are familiar to radio listeners in southern New Jersey and throughout the Delaware Valley.

“Our goal is to position KOOL 98.3 as ‘South Jersey’s greatest hits station’ among all age groups,” said Dave Coskey, president of Longport Media, LLC.

According to Coskey in a media release, Paul Kelly, a respected broadcasting executive with extensive experience both as a programmer and behind the microphone, has been named director of operations for Longport Media, and will oversee the development and rollout of the changes.

“Paul brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our stations,” Coskey said. “Under his guidance, we’re confident that South Jersey radio listeners will be excited by what he’s planned as we roll out changes in formats, programming and on-air talent in the months ahead. Our company’s goal is to become the preeminent source of radio entertainment and information in the communities we serve, and Paul is the man best positioned and uniquely qualified to take us there.”

“One of our primary goals in creating the new format for KOOL was to offer our listeners programming and a playlist that’s compelling,” Kelly said in the release. “We want to become the station that people look forward to listening to not just during the work-week but on weekends, too.”

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Dave Coskey Exits the Borgata

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

acw_200_lb_dave_coskyATLANTIC CITY — Veteran marketing guru Dave Coskey (Mediaworks, Philadelphia 76ers, the House of Blues, the Borgata) is leaving his four-year post as VP of marketing at the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa.

According to a published report, Coskey (pictured), who has a residence in Avalon, Cape May County, is the new president of Longport Media, LLC, a company that purchased five of the Atlantic Broadcasting radio company’s stations for $4.2 million earlier this month.

The five local stations, based in Linwood, include WOND 1400AM, WBSS-AM 1490,  WTKU-FM 98.3, WWAC-FM 102.7 and The Shark: WMGM-FM 103.7.

Reached via e-mail, Joe Lupo, senior vice president of operations at the Borgata, says that Coskey will be missed.

“I would like to thank Dave for the numerous contributions he has made to Borgata over the last four years,” Lupo tells Atlantic City Weekly.  “The expertise, passion and integrity that he brought to our management team, as well as his leadership within Borgata and the community, have contributed to Borgata’s continued success. We have been fortunate to have been associated with Dave, who is universally well-liked and well known within both the Atlantic City and Philadelphia regions. While we will certainly miss him, we wish him much success in his new position.”

Lupo says for the “immediate future, he will continue to oversee the marketing department as has been in the past.”