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CC Austin Names Bosch VP of Programming

Custer celebrates pearl anniversary with WGY

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Austin has chosen JT Bosch as its new vice president of programming.

Bosch began his radio career in 1988 at WUPE(FM) in Pittsfield, Mass., running the board for Red Sox baseball games and overnights. From there he made stops in Glens Falls and Albany, N.Y.; Greenville, N.C.; and Gainesville, Fla. In 2003 he joined Clear Channel at WLAN(FM) in Lancaster, Pa. He later moved to the Harrisburg, Pa., cluster to program WHKF(FM) and WRBT(FM). In 2010 Bosch was named operations manager and regional programming manager of the central Pennsylvania region, which included Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Allentown and Williamsport.

Chuck Custer

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Austin will now be looking for a program director for KHFI(FM) and KPEZ(FM).

Clear Channel Albany, N.Y.’s WGY(AM/FM) morning show host Chuck Custer celebrated his 30-year anniversary with the station on May 28. The program airs weekdays from 5:30–9 a.m. EST.

Custer began his career with WGY on Memorial Day in 1984 anchoring night-time newscasts. He then moved to mornings with Don Weeks, where he anchored the morning news for 23 years. In 1994, Custer became the station’s news director, later adding program director responsibilities.

In 2008, the National Association of Broadcasters honored WGY with a Crystal Award for exemplary public service. Custer and staff have earned multiple Marconi awards and more than 60 awards for journalism, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2010 when Weeks retired, Custer and co-host Kelly Lynch took over as morning show hosts.

“Chuck is part of the fabric of WGY,” said John Cooper, operations manager for Clear Channel Albany. “Over the years he’s played a very big part in the success of the station working in many roles from news, to a morning show sidekick with Don Weeks, to program director/news director, and now co-host of the WGY “Morning Show.” We, along with all the listeners in the Capital District, are fortunate to have Chuck broadcasting in our community.”

Clear Channel Austin owns and operates KASE(FM), KHFI, KPEZ, KVET(FM), KVET(AM); and Clear Channel Albany owns and operates WPYX(FM), WRVE(FM), WGY, WTRY(FM), WKKF(FM) and WOFX(AM).