Radio Waves: Jerry Recco to call Rutgers University basketball games
Rutgers University’s new men’s basketball play-by-play voice will be CBS Radio sports WFAN-AM (660) and FM (101.9) morning sports anchor Jerry Recco.
Recco, the Columbia University football and men’s basketball voice since 2006 who appears on the “Boomer and Carton Show” in the mornings on WFAN, will replace Chris Carlin, who has been calling Scarlet Knights hoops since 2008.
Recco will continue to call football for Columbia and serve as studio host for Compass Media Networks’ out-of-market Dallas Cowboys broadcasts.
“Having grown up and lived in New Jersey for the last 39 years, I am thrilled to be joining Rutgers,” said Recco in a statement.
WBGO-FM (88.3) is inviting its listeners to cozy up and join them for a musical journey at the Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, N.Y., Jan. 12 to 16, for the station’s seventh annual “Jazz on the Mountain.”
WBGO’s Michael Bourne will host the program. Added this year is a Thursday night kickoff concert and multiple concerts over the five-day musical extravaganza.
Head to wbgo.org for prices and additional details.
Next Friday, Nov. 4, hundreds of college radio stations will celebrate the sixth annual College Radio Day.
The original idea for the day was conceived by Dr. Rob Quicke (general manager, WPSC-FM (88.7), William Paterson University) and was inaugurated in December 2010 by Quicke, who worked with Peter Kreten (general manager, WXAV-FM (88.3), St. Xavier University, Chicago market) to help develop the idea.
The aim of College Radio Day is to raise a greater international awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate around the world by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day.
“Brave New Radio (WPSC) here at William Paterson University will be buzzing with energy for 24 hours straight as we broadcast special programming throughout the day and also participate in the 24-hour Global Marathon,” said Quicke. “This event started at WPSC but now has gone global, so that hundreds of college radio stations are now participating.”
This fall, WFUV-FM’s (90.7) “Strike a Chord” campaign will turn its attention to veterans returning home. In addition to public service announcements spotlighting organizations that help vets readjust to life on the home front, the campaign will include a series and special programs.
A public affairs series will run the week of Oct. 31 at 7:54 a.m. and 3:54 p.m. and will feature a range of stories, including one about how shelter dogs are helping to heal the emotional wounds of military veterans, and another about a vet who turned his experiences in the military into a business venture — an exercise boot camp.
The series will culminate with a panel discussion broadcast on WFUV on Nov. 6 at 6:30 am.
STATION BREAKS: The WHUD- FM (100.7) Family Fun Crew will help celebrate Halloween at the 15th Annual Tarrytown Halloween Parade 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Patriots Park in Tarrytown, N.Y. Learn more at tarrytownhalloweenparade.com. … WDHA-FM’s (105.5) Monster Bash 2016 is coming to Jimmy Geez North on Route 23 in Oak Ridge 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The evening will feature two bands, a costume contest with cash prizes, pumpkin carving and WDHA’s Morning Jolt team — Jim Monaghan and Kim Mulligan — broadcasting live to kick off the night. … WQHT-FM (97.1) has announced the lineup for its annual “Hot for the Holidays” concert. The show will return to Prudential Center, Newark, on Dec. 3 with scheduled performances by Travis Scott, Young Thug, Joey Bada$$, Jidenna and Kehlani. Tickets — $39.75 to $129.75 — are available via ticketmaster.com.
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