Iconic CMG Long Island Radio Hosts Renew Contracts


The top-rated “Roger & JP” radio show with Roger Luce and “JP” Parise inked a new 4-year deal that keeps them on 102.3 WBAB (Nassau-Suffolk, NY) in mornings and on 102.5 The Bone (Tampa, FL) mid-day. Both stations are owned by Cox Media Group.

Since Roger & JP took over mornings on 102.3 WBAB (Long Island) in 2000 and came to 102.5 The Bone (Tampa) in 2015, they have been there for their listeners. That includes mobilizing relief efforts after 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy; helping the community make it through the COVID pandemic; raising funds for Hope For The Warriors; providing toys for sick children and food for military veterans; and much more. Along the way, Roger & JP have demonstrated that don’t do the show just to entertain, but to help their listeners and communities.

“Roger & JP have been entertaining and informing Long Islanders for the past 22 years,” said Katelin Tinley, Cox Media Group Long Island VP/GM. “We could not be happier to continue this highly rated morning show for another 4 years. Roger & JP are passionate, smart and know what the audience wants, and they deliver.”

Chris Eagan, CMG VP of Audience & Operations added, “Roger & JP simply dominate Long Island and Tampa radio. They’re both deeply committed to those stations, and the audience and our advertisers can feel it every day.”

“Long Island is our home – it’s part of who we are. To have another four years at this heritage classic rock station, 102.3 WBAB, and at our second home at 102.5 The Bone in Tampa, is a great source of pride and joy for us,” Luce said. Parise jokingly added, “They roped us into another 4 years of live midday shows at 102.5 The Bone in Tampa too. Send help!”


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