Kathy Romano’s Her Story Weekly Program Moves to Sunday Mornings on 93.3 WMMR-FM in Philadelphia

Kathy Romano’s Her Story Weekly Program Moves to Sunday Mornings on 93.3 WMMR-FM in Philadelphia

Beasley Media Group is thrilled to announce the relocation of Kathy Romano’s empowering radio show, “Her Story,” from 95.7 BEN FM to the dynamic airwaves of 93.3 WMMR-FM, starting Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 7:00 AM.

“Her Story” illuminates the remarkable narratives of women catalyzing tangible change in their communities and beyond. Originally launched on BEN-FM in February 2017, this weekly spotlight has now found its new home on WMMR-FM.


A multifaceted talent, Romano has been a cornerstone of the award-winning Preston & Steve® Show since 2003, transitioning to WMMR in 2005. Alongside her role as a Co-host on WMMR’s morning show, Romano is the creative force behind “Her Story” and the visionary behind the Fresh Smiles Foundation, dedicated to enriching the lives of underprivileged children through organized activities.

Beyond her media endeavors, Romano’s commitment to philanthropy is unparalleled. She serves as a board member for the Philadelphia Police Foundation and has played a pivotal role in fundraising for the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation’s flagship event, “Shyamaween.” Notably, Romano spearheaded WMMR’s Kathy’s Cuts initiative, driving over 1000 hair donations for children undergoing medical treatments like chemotherapy through “Wigs for Kids.”

“Everyone has a story to tell, and I am privileged to share the extraordinary journeys of these women with our listeners each week,” Romano shares. “While I cherished my time at BEN-FM, I am incredibly excited to amplify these incredible stories on the vibrant platform of WMMR.”

Join us as we embark on a new chapter of inspiration and empowerment with “Her Story” on 93.3 WMMR-FM. Tune in and be uplifted by the resilience and triumphs of women who are shaping our world.

Nio Fernandez Renews Multiyear Deal with Beasley Media Group

Nio Fernandez Renews Multiyear Deal with Beasley Media Group

Beasley Media Group announces Nio Fernandez has renewed a multiyear deal to serve as Director of Latin Formats with Beasley Media Group.

In his role, the award-winning programmer will continue to be responsible for overseeing all Latino brands for the company while continuing his programming duties at WYUU-FM/92.5 Maxima in Tampa.

“The most important part of building the only Multi Cultural cluster in Tampa is finding and keeping the best people,” said Vice President and Market Manager Ron deCastro. “Nio is an important figure in the Hispanic and overall Tampa community.  He understands this area like no one else.  I am glad that we can keep Nio at Maxima, Playa and Beasley into the future.”

“2024 marks my 15th year with WYUU in Tampa and working closely with Beasley Media Group on the expansion of their Hispanic footprint has been one of the great honors of my life,” said Fernandez. “The commitment the organization has made to serve Spanish Language audiences is an important one and I am proud to contribute and work alongside the Beasley’s in every way possible.

Luis “Speedy Jr” Gonzalez and Joey Franchize Promoted at Beasley Media Group’s Tampa Bay Radio Cluster

Luis “Speedy Jr” Gonzalez and Joey Franchize Promoted at Beasley Media Group’s Tampa Bay Radio Cluster

Beasley Media Group is pleased to announce the following promotions within the company’s Tampa Bay radio cluster:

Luis “Speedy Jr” Gonzalez has been promoted to Director of Video and Audio Production. In his new role, Luis will be responsible for all video and audio production within the Tampa-based cluster. He most recently spent the past 18 years serving as a programming, production, and Imaging Assistant. 

Joey Franchize has been named Music Director and Midday Personality on WiLd 94.1 FM.  Joey has spent the past six years working on the air. He will now be responsible for serving as a liaison between the record industry and the station while making sure that the Station is on the cutting edge!

“I am excited to announce the promotion of Speedy and Joey to their new roles,” said Beasley Media Group Vice President and Market Manager Ron deCastro. “It’s always exciting when we see talented people grow in their careers.  Both Speedy and Joey have been supremely important team players who are going to continue to contribute to the success of Tampa Beasley.”

Pebbles of Beasley Media’s HOT 96.9 To Be Inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Pebbles of Beasley Media’s HOT 96.9 To Be Inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Pebbles, of Beasley Media’s HOT 96.9 in Boston, is among nine distinguished radio and television personalities that will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 13, at the annual MA Broadcasters Association (www.massbroadcasters.org) luncheon and awards ceremony at the Marriott Boston Quincy Hotel.

Pebbles is the reigning (2023) Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) “Broadcaster of the Year.” Her first experience in radio was as an intern at WILD 1090 which led to her first paying radio job as part of The Wild Morning Show.  Boston’s “original TMZ,” Pebbles quickly became known for her fun contributions to the show, often reporting on celebrity gossip. Pebbles also found that through WILD’s community outreach, giving back to her community and audience delighted her.  She began reading to children at the Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library, and created the “Reading Rockstars Program,” a program still in existence, where Pebbles visits schools to share the importance of literacy.  Throughout her career Pebbles has also worked with the Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass., Project Bread, and Media Girls. In 1995, Pebbles made the jump to FM radio and the morning show on the new JAM’N 94.5 (WJMN-FM).  There she eventually partnered with Ramiro and Melissa to form the origins of the morning show that now resides on Beasley Media’s HOT 96.9 (WBQT-FM) as The GetUp Crew – a show that has been amongst the highest rated in Boston for more than 23 years. Pebbles has won two Gracie Awards, both recognizing her public affairs program, “Voices.” Pebbles’ real name is Susan Semedo; she was given her radio nickname while at WILD in the 1980s.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame luncheon cost $90 each.  If purchased before May 3, the buyer will receive a $10 discount per ticket!  Full tables of eight, nine, and ten are also available. For more information, and to purchase tickets:http://tinyurl.com/MBAHOF24.

Other radio and television personalities being inducted this year include, in alphabetically by last name:

  • Barbara Bernard, who at nearly 100 years old can look back at an award-winning radio and television career that’s made her one of the most beloved personalities in Western Massachusetts;
  • Bill Fine, who served as only the fourth president and general manager in the history of WCVB-TV, Channel 5 — Boston’s ABC affiliate, Hearst Television’s flagship, and the country’s most honored commercial TV station;
  • The Joe and Andy Family – For more than a decade, mostly during the 1980s, “The Joe and Andy Family” get-together on WROR-FM, starring Joe Martelle and the late Andy Moes, was a morning drive-time “hit” and an “appointment radio” laugh-fest;
  • Alison King, the universally respected political reporter who recently left NBC10 Boston and NECN to join the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics as a Resident Fellow and Shorenstein Center as a Research Fellow. She is also a fellow at Salem State University’s Institute of Politics.  
  • Phillip Martin, a multi-award-winning journalist and the senior investigative reporter for The GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting;
  • Glenn Ordway, the popular radio sports program host who early in his career spent 13 years as a member of the Boston Celtics’ radio broadcast team;
  • Candy O’Terry, also known as “Candy O,” she spent 25 years on Magic 106.7.  A champion for women’s programming, she has interviewed nearly 1000 women from every walk of life and is the host of “The Story Behind Her Success” weekly podcast and radio series.

Kris Fisher Returns as Program Director at Beasley Media Group’s WHHD 98.3

Kris Fisher Returns as Program Director at Beasley Media Group’s WHHD 98.3

Beasley Media Group announces Kris Fisher has returned home as the Program Director at WHHD 98.3 in Augusta, Georgia. He officially began his new role at the station on February 5, 2024.

Following a five-year vacation, Fisher is returning to the very same radio station he helped build – Beasley Media Group’s WHHD/ HD983 in Augusta, GA!  He most recently worked at Beasley’s Las Vegas cluster, where he oversaw Hot AC KVGS Star 1079 and Urban AC KOAS – Jammin’ 1057.

“We’re very excited to have Kris back in the company. He is a proven winner and has a passion for HD 98.3,” said Tee Gentry, Beasley Media Group Vice President of Brand Strategies and Regional Operations Manager of the company’s Augusta-based radio cluster.