Tampa, Fla. ““ CBS RADIO Tampa Bay is pleased to announce that Bob Neumann has been named Program Director for Play 98.7â„¢ (WSJT-FM), Tampa’s newest hit music station on Monday, June 20. He will report to Don Howe, CBS RADIO Tampa Bay Senior Vice President and Market Manager. Play 98.7 has been broadcasting “today’s best hits, without the rap” on-air and online since launching on August 31, 2010.
Of the announcement, Howe said, “We are thrilled to have Bob Neumann on the team here at Play 98.7 as we continue to connect great artists to their local fans and provide the Tampa Bay Area with a unique Adult CHR radio station.”
Since 2005, Neumann has been the Program Director for 97.9 WRMF-FM, the successful Hot AC station based in West Palm Beach, FL. He launched the alternative format on DC101 in Washington, D.C. and has worked in programming at stations in Cleveland and Columbus, OH, as well as Richmond, VA. Neumann is originally from Syracuse, NY and attended Oswego State University.
Of his appointment and move to the Tampa Bay area, Neumann said, “I believe CBS RADIO is the best company out there. I’m psyched to be leading the CHARGE at Play 98.7 and to be working with the Company’s amazing team of talented professionals.” He added, “Another bonus is now I don’t have to travel across the state to see the Yankees train!”
“Orlando, who has done a terrific job in launching and shepherding this station, will now be able to re-focus all of his efforts on WLLD-FM as the Program Director and host of the market’s top rated morning show, Orlando and the Freakshow.”
Play 98.7â„¢ can be heard on-air at 98.7, streaming online at www.play987.com, and via a variety of mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.
WSJT-FM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WYUU, WQYK-FM, WQYK-AM, WRBQ, and WLLD in Tampa.