HARRY HURLEY MOVING TO TOWNSQUARE MEDIA/
WENJ-AM 1450 RADIO 
Hurley is returning to the radio station where he began radio broadcasting career 20 years ago
 
September 12, 2011
 
CONTACT: HARRY HURLEY (609) 287-6552
 
NORTHFIELD, NEW JERSEY - Harry Hurley will partner with Townsquare Media/WENJ-AM 1450 Radio to broadcast the "Hurley in the Morning" Radio Program, effective October, 2011.
 
The "Hurley in the Morning" radio program has been heard daily on WIBG 1020 AM radio since July, 2006. The program will continue daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. through September 30, 2011 on WIBG 1020 AM Radio.
 
"With great excitement I will be returning to the radio station where I began my career in broadcasting and served during my first 15 years in talk radio," said Hurley. "For me, it's an amazing home coming because you never forget your first love."
 
When Hurley moves to WENJ-AM 1450 in October, 2011, "Hurley in the Morning" will air Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
 
"Having the opportunity to return to the state's largest broadcasting company and joining forces with the distinguished Townsquare Media Radio News Network was something I couldn't pass up," said Hurley.
 
"From New Jersey General Manager Zoe Burdine-Fly, to working again with Atlantic City Market Manager Mike Ruble and the best Chief Engineer in the metro market, Tom McNally - under the community oriented, strong local approach that is the Townsquare philosophy - it's exactly what the Hurley brand is all about," said Hurley.
 
"I want to thank Rick Brancadora for the past 5-plus years that I have spent at WIBG Radio and I am looking forward to finishing strong during my final three weeks with Rick. It has been a time of great personal and professional growth for me. In a small boutique ownership setting, I was given a senior role and the opportunity to help put WIBG call letters back on the map," said Hurley. I wish WIBG the very best in the future."
 
Townsquare Media and Hurley have signed an agreement to air "Hurley in the Morning" through December 28, 2014.
 
Hurley will broadcast daily from Townsquare Media's 950 Tilton Road, Northfield, New Jersey studios. 
 
"Hurley in the Morning" has a 20 consecutive year track record in the metro market. 
 
 
'Hurley in the Morning' radio show moving to WENJ-AM 1450 starting next month
From The Press of Atlantic City
REGION PAGE C-1
Monday, September 12, 2011
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:40 pm, Sun Sep 11, 2011.
By MICHAEL MILLER

Beginning next month, Hurley, 51, of Egg Harbor Township, will host his morning-drive show from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays on WENJ, the station where he got his start in radio and spent his first 15 years in the broadcasting industry.

Hurley on Saturday said he signed a contract with Townsquare Media LLC to air his program through at least the end of 2014. The Greenwich, Conn.-based company covers 38 markets in 16 states. In New Jersey, it also owns Cat Country 107.3, Lite-Rock 96.9, SoJo 104.9, and 97.3 ESPN.

In August, Townsquare Media added to its New Jersey stations by purchasing Millennium Radio Holdings LLC, which includes New Jersey 101.5 and 10 other stations.

Hurley spent more than five years at WIBG.

"The reasons I'm moving are because of the people I'll be working with and the company I'll be working for," Hurley said. "I want to thank (WIBG owner) Rick Brancadora for the past five-plus years I've spent at WIBG. I was able to have a senior role. I materially helped to put the legendary WIBG call letters back on the map."

Brancadora could not be reached for comment at WIBG on Saturday.

Hurley said he will maintain his show's format - a mix of interviews, politics and discussion of local news.

Hurley broadcasts now from WIBG's studio in Ocean City, where he serves as vice president of programming and operations. He will broadcast his show on WIBG through the end of the month, he said, and begin broadcasting from WENJ's studio in Northfield in October.

"I've learned to take nothing for granted. You always earn it. I've been lucky to have the most fiercely loyal listenership in radio. I'm confident they will move with me," he said.

Hurley said he intends to continue his annual golf tournament, which raised about $85,000 this year.

Contact Michael Miller:

609-463-6712

MMiller@pressofac.com