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.
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