John CandelariaJohn Candelaria has been named as the new Program Director of Beasley Throwback Hip Hop WMGC (105.1 The Bounce)/Detroit, effective Tuesday, April 17. He succeeds Al Payne, who exits.

Candelaria earns the major market transfer from his current dual position as Urban Format Captain and OM/PD of at Beasley’s Rhythmic Oldies KOAS (Old School 105.7) and Hot AC KVGS (Star 107.9)Las Vegas.
“John’s proven track record as a strategic programmer and tactician makes him the perfect choice to lead our very talented air team,” said Mac Edwards, VP/Market Manager of Beasley Media Group Detroit. “He ‘gets’ this format and is bringing the ideas and energy to fuel the next phase of growth for 105.1 The Bounce. This should be fun!” Beasley EVP of Programming Justin Chase said, “I have been such a fan of John and his work since we first brought him to the company years ago. I’m very happy that we will have him at one of Beasley’s largest Throwback stations. John has the right coalition style experience for stations like The Bounce.”

Candelaria remarked, “Beasley Las Vegas has been an unforgettable experience. I’m excited to join Team Detroit and look forward to working alongside the best radio talent in the Motor City and growing as a leader under Mac Edwards. I’m so grateful for the unwavering support of the Beasley family, EVP of Programming Justin Chase and VP of Programming Buzz Knight.”