1) WPLR 99.1 FM
Keith Dakin has been Program Director at the powerhouse WPLR for two years. "Everything you hear on the air besides what the jocks say is done by me and my programming department," he says. Besides PLR, Dakin also programs PLR sister station 95.9 FM The Fox. His stated leadership goal: "Not to screw it up. This station started in 1971. People cherish it." Dakin chooses the songs that get played, works with the on-air talent and tries "to move PLR into the future" while preserving its glorious traditions. "We tweet, and some of our videos go viral. [Morning jocks] Chaz & AJ have embraced the digital age." When Chaz & AJ's new producer was voluntarily tasered in the studio, Dakin deems the results "hilarious." Then there's the "Carnival of Yahoos" array of circus-style acts and the "Your Block Weekends" when listeners can determine the music programming. "I don't think they wanted to hire someone who'd come in and blow it all up. The station's not broken. It's a ratings success." The other distinction: "We've got a sense of community. A lot of stations are prerecorded out-of-market, or syndicated. We're here all the time. We're live and local all the time. When the hurricane hit, we were there."wplr.com
440 Wheelers Farms Road, Suite 302
2) KC101 101.3 FMkc101.com
495 Benham St.
3) WMRQ 104.1
131 New London Turnpike, Suite 101
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