Weekend Jock Glenn “Mitch” Mitchell to Host Afternoons for WODE-FM
CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed Sal Palazzolo as Program Director at Classic Rock Radio Station , WODE-FM/99.9 The Hawk, in Allentown, PA. Palazzolo was previously Program Director of sister Alternative Radio Station , WWYY-FM, before that became a simulcast of Country Radio Station WCTO-FM. In addition, Glenn “Mitch” Mitchell has been named Afternoon Drive Host for WODE-FM. Mitch has been a WODE weekend jock for many years.
Elizabeth Pembleton, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Lehigh Valley/Poconos, PA, said: “It is exciting to welcome Sal to this new role with 99.9 The Hawk. The support from the entire Cumulus staff, especially WODE air talent and Corporate Programming, has been outstanding. This promotion was well deserved and earned through commitment and dedication. It is an honor to have an individual of Sal’s caliber guiding one of our flagships. I’m particularly proud of his first decision as PD, announcing Glenn Mitchell, ‘Mitch’, as the anchor of afternoon drive.”
Jerry Padden, Operations Manager, Cumulus Lehigh Valley/Poconos, added: “I am so proud that Sal has stepped up and earned this position! I am looking forward to some great collaboration with him. Mitch is a market staple, and he will be a huge asset in the primetime PM Drive slot on 99.9 The Hawk.”
Sal Palazzolo commented: “It’s an honor to take the reins at 99.9 The Hawk and steer this heritage brand, aided by our amazing team, to continued success. I want to thank Greg Frey, Troy Hanson, Elizabeth Pembleton and Jerry Padden for this great opportunity!”
Glenn “Mitch” Mitchell noted: “99.9 The Hawk has been on the air for 19 years and I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the team for 18 of those years. Classic Rock is in my blood and it’s part of who I am, so I am thrilled to be assuming a more prominent role as the PM Drive Personality while still maintaining my longtime weekend on-air presence. Hawk listeners and The Hawk Workforce are a dedicated and loyal group of Classic Rock audiophiles and my whole motivation is to entertain and inform while cranking out the greatest Classic Rock of the 70s, 80s and More!” – Mitch