Oldies 104.3 WOMC today announced the appointment of Jay Towers to midday host (10am-3 pm) plus additional duties as assistant program director. Towers most recently was midday host on one of WOMC’s sister stations, 97.1 WKRK.
Towers has been behind the radio microphone since he was 14 years old when he started on WJRZ in his hometown of Toms River, New Jersey. In 1993, he moved to WAYV/WBSS in Atlantic City. Two years later, Towers became one of the youngest program directors in the country when he moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and doubled as the afternoon DJ/ Program Director of WVTI at the age of 20. Shortly after that, he made his way back to the east coast to be the assistant program director and midday host of WIOQ in Philadelphia.
Towers made Detroit his permanent home in 1998 and became the morning show host and assistant program director at 93.1 WDRQ. He was there for seven years before making his move to 97.1 WKRK in 2005.
In announcing the appointment of Towers, WOMC Program Director Scott Walker said, “Jay’s first love has always been music radio and he grew up listening to Oldies radio. Name a song from the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s and not only will Jay give you the artist, but he also remembers how high the song charted on the Billboard charts. Oldies 104.3 is getting one of Detroit’s best entertainers.”
His first day on Oldies 104.3 WOMC will be Friday, November 9, 2007, 10 am- 3 pm. His show will continue to be produced by Jon Klaft, who has been his producer both at WKRK and WDRQ.
“Working in the same building as Dick Purtan alone is a dream come true,” says Towers. “But following his legendry morning show each weekday is the biggest thrill of all. I started in music radio when I was 14 years old, and I got into it for the energy and the passion I had for hit music. Now, given the opportunity to work a heritage station like WOMC, I'm back doing what I love to do best, having fun talking to the motor city everyday and playing Detroit's greatest hits!"
Towers also covers feature and entertainment news as part of the Fox 2 News Weekend television show. Jay lives in Troy, Michigan with his 5 year old daughter Ava.