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WFLY morning duo jumping to WGNA

WFLY morning duo jumping to WGNA

Tandem's move begins Monday
WFLY morning duo jumping to WGNA
Brian Cody and Chrissy Cavotta.
Photographer: Courtesy Twitter

Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday to correct that Sean McMaster had been with WGNA since 1993.

Brian Cody and Chrissy Cavotta, a WFLY (“Fly 92”) morning mainstay since 2006, are jumping ship.

Jake Demmin, president of Townsquare Media, confirmed Tuesday that the popular WFLY tandem will be moving to WGNA 107.7 beginning next Monday morning.

“We are extremely excited to have this exceptionally talented morning team join the Townsquare Media family,” Demmin said Tuesday. “They will be replacing Sean McMaster and Bethany Linderman, and they will be starting next Monday, the 13th.”

In a press statement released by WGNA, Cody said he is looking forward to the move.

“Chrissy, our producer Jess [Sims] and I are all incredibly excited about the opportunity to go to work for WGNA,” Cody said.  “The opportunity to make such a move and to still be entrenched in the community is amazing. We respect and recognize the power and tradition behind this radio station, and we’re going to have a lot of fun waking up the country audience in Albany.”

WGNA Brand Manager Matty Jeff said the move should keep WGNA, already the top-ranked country station in the Capital Region, at the top.

“We are thrilled to have Brian and Chrissy on board as the WGNA morning team,” Jeff said in the press release. “Their talent, chemistry and huge local following will greatly enhance WGNA’s already legendary and stellar reputation in Albany.”

Demmin said that McMaster, who had been with WGNA since 1993 and is now on WYJB 95.5, resigned last week. On Feb. 27, McMaster posted on his Facebook page, “It is with mixed emotions that I write this post. Today was my last day at WGNA. I hope that you will all support me in what was the hardest decision I have ever made.”

Reach Gazette reporter Bill Buell at 395-3190 or bbuell@dailygazette.com.

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