Otis named PD and Afternoons on WDJX
Alpha Media, Louisville announced today Otis has been named Program Director and Host of Afternoon Drive on 99.7 DJX (WDJX). Since his start as an overnight jock/fill-in on WBNQ in Bloomington, IL 14 years ago, Otis has always had a passion (some call it addiction) for radio and goals to program one day. He worked his way from nights at WNDV (U93) in South Bend & filling in at Radio Now in Indy, to Nights at WZEE (Z104) in Madison, WI, to finally spending the past 9 years at WNKS (Kiss 95.1) (starting at Nights and working his way to APD/Afternoons). Working under some of the industry’s best programmers, Otis brings a wide knowledge of programming and experience to WDJX in Louisville.
Alpha Media VP of Programming, Phil Becker commented on the announcement, “Otis is more than just the name of a Jay Z & Kanye song. He’s proof that Alpha Media continues to recruit the most talented players from within our industry. I am confident that he, along with OM Ben Davis are a one-two punch that will continue to keep WDJX on top for a long time to come.”
Alpha Media’s Senior Vice President & Market Manager, Dale Schaefer, added, “Otis is going to be a great addition to our on-air line up and will provide a lot of leadership for the WDJX team. He will be a tremendous help and support to our Operations Manager, Ben Davis, because he is a high-caliber, proven programmer who will build on the heritage of WDJX.”
“Otis is an amazing air talent who happens to come from a pedigree of fantastic programmers. He brings large market experience and a very strategic approach; combine that with his competitive drive and passion, and you’ve got the perfect person to lead DJX,” remarked Alpha Media’s Operations Manager, Ben Davis.
Otis said, “It’s an amazing feeling to have finally reached a goal I set when I started in radio, and it’s even more exciting that I get to program at a legendary station like DJX, with a great team of people, including OM Ben Davis. I look forward to reaching new heights with Alpha Media and taking my addiction to this crazy business to another level!”