McNabb takes on additional duties at 103.7 KISS FM
In radio, there is more than what we see (hear) on the surface. Beyond hosting on air, many of the staffers at local stations have other duties.
For Leigh McNabb, her role has just been changed by being named the assistant program director, music director along with still being the midday radio personality on WXSS-FM 103.7 KISS FM.
"Leigh's passion for music and programming made this an easy decision," said vice president of operations Brian Kelly.
McNabb has been on the midday shift for just a little more than three years.
"I'm really looking forward to being a part of the behind the scenes action at 103.7 KISS FM," McNabb said.
"Music isn't a passion for me … I'd say it's more of an obsession. So, to work with new music, record labels and artists has me pretty geeked out."
The move means McNabb will be able to stay longer in the community, which she says supports so many different kinds of music.
"I loved Milwaukee the moment I started here three years ago. There are so many great community organizations, celebrations, festivals and, lest we forget, beers! It's easy to find yourself right at home here."
McNabb picked up the extra duties from Rahny Taylor, who left the station in August.
"I'm excited to take on some new challenges and there's no one better to learn from in the radio biz than Brian Kelly," she said.
SPEAKING OF KISS FM: Alley Faith, of the morning show of "Wes, Riggs and Alley" on WXSS-FM 103.7 KISS FM, just gave birth to a son last night.
Welcome to the world Hudson Michael, who was born at 9:08 p.m. at 7 pounds and 3 ounces.
HALL OF FAME: Longtime voice of the Milwaukee Bucks, Eddie Doucette, will receive the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award, the Bucks reported today.
This weekend in Springfield, Mass., the broadcaster with more than 30 years of experience calling NBA games, will get the award in the electronic media category.
Doucette, and print media winner John Feinstein, will be acknowledged for their contribution to basketball during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement events.
Doucette, a member of the Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame, broadcast the team's first 16 seasons. Known for his ability to turn a phrase and offer a description of the action and emotion on the court, Doucette was the one who named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's signature "skyhook." His catchphrase "Bango" became the name of the team's mascot.
Along with Bucks player and announcer Jon McGlocklin, Doucette helped create the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer), which over the years has raised more than $45 million in the fight against childhood cancer.
Doucette has a long career in broadcast, covering the NBA for NBATV, CBS, USA Network, and the NBA Radio Network. Doucette has also called baseball games, college football games, PGA Tour events and was the radio voice of the NFL's Rams when the team made its home in Los Angeles.
The Curt Gowdy Media Award is named for the late sports broadcaster and is presented annually to members of the print and electronic media.
OFF THE AIR: After a lone airing, the "Art City" show hosted by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Mary Louise Schumacher on WMSE-FM 91.7 was taken out of the lineup.
"On Saturday afternoon, Tom Crawford, station manager at WMSE, told me that the leadership of the Milwaukee School of Engineering did not want to air Art City. He assured me that the cancellation had nothing to do with the quality of the show. He could provide no further explanation, he said, referring me to media relations or the school's president's office," Schumacher wrote.
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